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The Global Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Benchmarks

2021 GDEIB Expert Panellists

Sidalia Garrett Reel

Sidalia Garrett Reel


Dr. Sidalia (Sid) G. Reel joined the University of California Equity & Inclusion Division in 2008 as the first incumbent in the Director of Staff Diversity Initiatives role. Reporting directly to the Vice Chancellor for Equity & Inclusion, Sid leads efforts to: engage staff and management in increasing staff diversity at all levels of employment; develop and launch a leadership development program for staff of color; continue to expand the campus-wide Multicultural Education Program (MEP); implement the Next Opportunity at Work (NOW) staff career development conference; develop staff programs and events to foster an inclusive workplace environment with a welcoming climate; implement action plans to address the recent staff campus climate survey results; sponsor staff organizations (employee resource groups); and  link staff diversity efforts to the public mission of the university as part of the Strategic Plan for Equity, Inclusion and Diversity.  Sid’s previous experience includes leading the Diversity & Inclusion organization at the Hewlett-Packard Company where she consulted with company leaders worldwide on developing and implementing diversity and inclusion strategies, programs and policies. Prior to joining HP, Sid was the Diversity Manager at Pacific Bell. Her background includes more than 25 years of corporate and consulting positions in human resources, instructional design, teaching, and management. She is a member of the Diversity Collegium think tank, Diversity 2000, and an Expert Panelist for the Global Diversity & Inclusion Benchmarks. Sid earned an Ed.D. in Human Performance from the University of Southern California, a Masters of Education Administration from Harvard University and a bachelor's degree in sociology from Scripps College.