Announcing the 2021 GDIB Expert Panelists!
The mission of The Centre for Global Inclusion is to serve as a resource for research and education for individuals and organisations in their quest to improve diversity and inclusion practices around the world. The Centre is the home of the Global Diversity & Inclusion Benchmarks: Standards for Organizations Around the World (GDIB).
This year marks the review of the Global benchmark standards and the updated edition will be published in 2021. Updates are done and new editions issued every 5 years. The Standard is a gift to the field and can be downloaded for free from their website.
Experts from around the globe is invited to join a panel of reviewers. For the 2021 Edition of the Global Diversity & Inclusion Benchmarks the three co-authors invited 114 persons around the world to serve as Expert Panelists (EPs). They represent a diverse group of expertise, skills, the way they practice D&I, world region, diversity dimensions, type of organization, size of organization, and other diversities.
SIOPSA Executive member and current President-elect, Dr. Natasha Winkler Titus as well as past-executive member Dr. Liziwe Masoga have been invited to join the Panel in 2020.
Dr. Liziwe Masoga is a seasoned executive who has worked in retail and financial services industries over the last 25 years. She is passionate about inspiring people to be their best, building resilience, and using her influence to address societal challenges; for example, reducing youth unemployment and promoting diversity, equity and inclusion. In the last decade, she has positively contributed to driving transformation in the organisations she has worked in. Dr. Masoga has had several speaking engagements through conferences, seminars and roundtables.
An organisational psychologist by profession, Dr. Masoga holds a Doctorate degree from the University of South Africa. She also completed an Executive Development Programme through Oxford University’s Saïd Business School in London. It is the combination of sound academic rigour and a successful corporate career at executive levels that make Dr. Masoga a sought-after executive, academic speaker, coach and mentor.
Dr. Natasha Winkler-Titus has served on SIOPSA EXCO leading the conference portfolio during 2018 and 2019 and in August 2020 will step in the President role. A Work Psychologist (IOP) specialising in Organisational Development, Change and Executive Coaching, she has led cross cultural teams across borders, nationalities and languages. With over 25 years’ work experience, Natasha has held senior leadership roles in corporate and also consulted independently, now leading a thought leadership association with like-minded experts guiding executive teams of multinational organisations in South Africa and abroad.
Dr. Natasha has extensive experience in managing organisational transformation and change nationally as well as working on international assignments, teaching, and speaking about change in organisations. She was named the 2018/19 IOP Practitioner of the Year (SA) and was awarded Best paper at the 2018 British Academy of management (BAM) Annual conference. Natasha believes in using her influence and platforms to empower others toward significance and drive societal change and transformation.
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