Faculty and Learning Coaches


Academy faculty members are experienced business leaders from some of the world's most respected and successful organizations and are selected for their expertise in diversity & inclusion, organizational transformation, and leadership and development.

The academy faculty shares insights and experiences, that participants can apply to their work in real time. 

Learning Coaches

Our learning coaches are business executives who have successfully developed and executed diversity and inclusion strategies in a wide variety of organizations. Over the course of the academy, participants and their learning coach focus on strategy development and execution that can be applied to their current roles.

If you are a current or former chief dIversity officer and are interested in becoming a learning coach, please contact Toni Riccardi at toni.riccardi@conferenceboard.org.

Jennifer W. Allyn

Managing Director, Office of Diversity

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Rohini Anand

Senior Vice President and Global Chief Diversity Officer

Sodexo, Inc.
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Anthony P. Carter

Vice President, Global Diversity & Inclusion and Chief Diversity Officer

Johnson & Johnson
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Deborah Dagit

Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer

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Shinder Dhillon

Global Director, Talent Management, Diversity & Inclusion

Air Products and Chemicals, Inc.
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Amy George

Vice President, Talent, Diversity and Inclusion

Terex Corporation 
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Sheila Johnson

Director Diversity & Inclusion

Gap Inc.
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Audrey Lee

Vice President

Hyun & Associated
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Lydia Mallett, PhD

Vice President, Director of Talent Development and Centers of Excellence

Tyco International
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Stephanie Quappe

Global Talent Management

Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited
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Norma Tombari

Director, Global Diversity

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Vicki Walia, PhD

Vice President, Director of Talent Development and Centers of Excellence
AllianceBernstein L.P.

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Eric Watson

Vice President, Office of Diversity & Inclusion

Delhaize America

 Academy Leaders 

Toni Riccardi

Senior Fellow

The Conference Board

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Rebekah Steele

Program Director

The Conference Board

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Diversity & Inclusion Academy Inquiry

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Diversity & Inclusion Academy Upcoming Dates

Small classes. Personal Mentors. Preparing executives to lead change

New York

Academy Cohort A, 2014
September 15-18 & November 17-18

Diversity & Inclusion Academy Brochure

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