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The Global Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Benchmarks

2021 GDEIB Expert Panellists

Randall Lane

Randall Lane is a Global Inclusion & Diversity thought leader, strategist, Conference Board Diversity & Inclusion Academy coach, and supplier diversity expert.  A former U.S. Naval Officer, Lane received a B.A. from Case-Western Reserve University, an M.B.A. from New York University’s Stern School of Business, and a Certificate in Leadership from UCLA’s Anderson School of Business.  He has broad functional experience at many companies including Citicorp, Verizon (NYNEX), The Mashantucket-Pequot Tribal Nation, Time Warner Inc., American Express, Weyerhaeuser, and Cisco. Lane has driven many companies’ strategic Global Inclusion & Diversity initiatives, including creating and managing supplier diversity programs, designing and collaborating on diversity recruitment strategies, designing and implementing targeted leadership development programs, creating and managing strategic external relationships, managing internal and external diversity communications, and leading participation in diversity-related benchmarking, surveys, and external recognition activities. Lane is the recipient of many Awards: including The Diversity Champion (World Diversity Leadership Council), The Inclusion & Diversity Super Star (Diversity Woman Magazine), The National Black Achiever (Harlem YMCA), The National Hispanic Business Group Corporate Achievement, and The National Minority Media Cornerstone (U.S. Department of Commerce MBDA). He has keynoted, served on panels, written articles in Fast Company “How Cisco Took Me Where No One Has Gone Before”, white papers, including Sylvia Ann Hewitt’s “Advocacy vs. Mentoring”, and has had a leadership development program (IAP) featured on the World Economic Forum website. Randall’s organizational affiliations are broad, including major universities, and many global, cross-industry, and professional groups focused upon diversity and inclusion issues.

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