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The Global Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Benchmarks

2021 GDEIB Expert Panellists

Judith Katz

Judith Katz


Fueled by passion for addressing systemic barriers, Judith Katz is a thought leader, practitioner, educator, and strategist. Recognized with the Organization Development Network Lifetime Achievement Award (2014) and as a Pioneer of Diversity by Profiles in Diversity Journal, Judith has been a leader in inclusion, diversity, and organization transformation for over 40 years. As Executive Vice President of The Kaleel Jamison Consulting Group, Inc.—one of Consulting magazine’s Seven Small Jewels in 2010—she has helped organizations around the globe to leverage people’s differences, increase engagement, and transform workplaces. Together with Frederick A. Miller, she co-created many key concepts, including the Conscious Actions for Inclusion. Her landmark book, White Awareness: Handbook for Anti-Racism Training (1978), was the first systematic training program to address racism from a white perspective. Her courageous autobiographical work, No Fairy Godmothers, No Magic Wands: The Healing Process After Rape (1984), assists rape survivors in the recovery process. She has co-authored with Fred Miller four books on diversity, inclusion and individual, team and organization performance; most recently, Safe Enough to Soar: Accelerating Trust, Inclusion & Collaboration in the Workplace. Many organizations have honored Judith with awards and accolades: OD Network Lifetime Achievement Award (2014), OD Network’s Outstanding Achievement in Global Work Award (2012) and the Larry Porter Award for OD Knowledge (2009). International Society of Diversity and Inclusion Professionals named her a Legend of Diversity in 2012. An accomplished speaker, researcher, and educator with over 100 articles to her credit, she has been a GDIB reviewer since the founding of the Expert Panel.