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The Global Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Benchmarks

2021 GDEIB Expert Panellists

Price M. Cobbs, M.D.

Price M. Cobbs, M.D. was an internationally recognized psychiatrist and management consultant.  His clients ranged from global corporations to inner city businesses and included government and community agencies.  Pacific Management Systems, the company he founded, consults with organizations on leadership, executive development and diversity strategies.  Among Dr. Cobbs’ writings, best known are Black Rage and The Jesus Bag, coauthored with William Grier. Both are classics in African American literature. Cracking the Corporate Code, was co-authored with Judith L. Turnock.  His most recent book is a memoir, My American Life: From Rage to Entitlement.  He lectured and published extensively on the psychodynamics of racism. He developed Ethnotherapy, a clinical model capable of changing attitudes and assumptions arising from racial, ethnic and value differences. He was a keynote speaker at the first Diversity Conference in Johannesburg, South Africa and delivered the keynote address in Tokyo at the first Diversity and Inclusion Symposium held in Japan. Dr. Cobbs received his B.A. from the University of California, Berkeley and his M.D. from Meharry Medical College.  He was a member of the National Medical Association, a Life Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, a member of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences and a Fellow of The World Academy of Art and Science. He was a founder of the African American Leadership Institute Anderson School of Business at UCLA, and a Charter Member of the Urban League, a Life Member of the NAACP, on the Advisory Board of The Black Scholar and on the Board of Shared Interest.