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The Global Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Benchmarks

2021 GDEIB Expert Panellists

Margaret Regan

Margaret Regan


Margaret Regan is a futurist and global diversity consultant with 25-years experience. She is the President and CEO of The FutureWork Institute, a global consulting firm that translates future trends to transform organizations. Her focus is on helping clients achieve a MindShift, HeartShift and SkillShift in creating a more future-focused, inclusive and flexible work environment. Margaret has studied HR practices in Japan, keynoted generational conferences in Asia and North America, worked on European-American mergers and global diversity summits, educated executive teams on cross-cultural differences, and conducted women's studies on four continents. Margaret is also Chair of the International MultiCultural Institute (iMCI), a 30-year-old D&I consulting organization with a focus on diversity and inclusion in the not-for-profit sector. Margaret was formerly a Partner at Towers Perrin, where she founded and led the Global Diversity Practice. In her earlier career, she was the first woman executive at two organizations. She has appeared on NBC’s Today Show, CBS This Morning, NBC Nightly News, and CNN, to comment on emerging workforce trends. Currently, she is featured on Close-Up TV as the CEO of "one of the most innovative businesses in the US," in Diversity Journal as a pioneer of the profession, in CNN/Money Magazine as the expert on future workplace trends and in Business Week for FWI's creative approach to "my-job my-way", "my-business our way" and "my perks my-way." She was awarded the Diversity Innovation Award by AIMD for these innovative approaches to work and for her ground-breaking work on diversity education in the virtual world.