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The Global Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Benchmarks

2021 GDEIB Expert Panellists

Lynda White

Lynda White


Lynda White is President, McLeod White & Associates, headquartered in Canada, a company providing organization development consulting in the areas of change, systems thinking, strategic planning, employment equity/affirmative action, diversity & inclusion, and leadership, in North America and globally.  She works with companies in the public, private and non-profit sectors.  Prior to her consulting role of the last 15 years, Lynda was global diversity leader for RBC Financial, Canada’s largest financial institution, with operations in over 30 countries, where her team did foundational work leading to the organization receiving awards for their work, and being benchmarked by others, with a continuing presence as a leader today.  She has Chaired a banking industry Committee, been a member of numerous federal government Task Forces and Committees, represented and spoken globally and in North America as a representative of the banking industry, employers’ associations, in her corporate role on diversity and inclusion, and in her current thought leader role, and been a frequent guest lecturer at universities on change, and diversity.  She has written for many publications and text books.  In addition she has expertise in disability issues through years of work on boards and project work in the area.  Board membership in the not-profit sector has included YWCA of Metropolitan Toronto; Centre for Research Action on Race Relations, Montreal; Canadian Centre for Disability Studies; Canadian Council on Rehabilitation and Work.  She has participated, presented, and helped shape recommendations, in and for UN agencies conferences and working groups.  Lynda has travelled extensively, spending some time on most of the continents of the world.  Today she divides her time between Canada, the US, and Europe and continues to polish her proficiency with French, her second language.