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Barbara Adams  

Author; Diversity & Inclusion Expert

Dr. Adams specializes in organizational development. She is an expert in and has a great passion for workforce diversity and inclusion. She works with technology, healthcare, financial services and educational services clients around the globe. She is the Founder and Chief Learning Officer at GAR (Gender, Age, Race) Diversity Consulting.

Dr. Adams is a former director in the National Diversity and Inclusion office at Kaiser Permanente (KP). KP is consistently ranked in the top 5 of the Top 50 companies in the annual DiversityInc survey. Dr. Adams maintained responsibility for inclusive leadership development, execution of unconscious bias learning solutions to a workforce of 175,000 people, and design of a virtual leadership academy for multicultural business resource groups. She is a past member of National Speakers Association.

Before joining KP, Dr. Adams worked for 10 years as a global management and technology consultant with American Management Systems, Inc (now CGI). Her multidisciplinary background is in organization development and design, sociology, diversity, equity, and inclusion. She holds a Doctorate of Psychology degree in Organizational Development.

Dr. Adams is active in her community and profession. She is a member of the following organizations: National and California Diversity Councils, National Organization Development Network, Womens National Book Association, Global Diversity Collaborative, Non-Fiction Authors Association, Diversity Professionals, and Linked:HR (#1 Human Resources Group).

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