Dr. Barbara Adams with Gloria Dunn-Violin - Women, Minorities & Other Extraordinary People (Sausalito Store)

Saturday, January 12, 2019 - 3:00pm

In Conversation with Gloria Dunn-Violin

More and more, diverse organizations have been achieving unprecedented growth in all the major industries and on a global scale. But true inclusive diversity in our organizations is difficult to attain, hard to sustain, and honestly, about a lot more than just economic benefit.

This book is for all of you who want change in the workplace and know your companies could do more and be more. It's for business leaders, hiring managers, human resources and people operations teams, all those within your organization who believe things could be and should be done differently. And it's for people who understand that workforce diversity is a better way to do business but are looking for guidance on how to do something about it to change their organizations.

In Women, Minorities, and Other Extraordinary People, Barbara Adams not only explains the economic and moral crisis that businesses and industries face when inclusion isn't achieved but also lays out clear, actionable steps you can take to develop diverse and inclusive workforces and begin the process of change. As an organization development expert in diversity who's been helping companies create systemic processes of change for over 20 years, Adams offers tangible solutions to complex issues that will enable you to walk a new path of diversity and inclusion, heightening your organization's performance and success.

Barbara Adams is Founder and Chief Learning Officer at GAR (Gender, Age, and Race) Diversity Consulting, based in the San Francisco Bay Area. She holds a Doctorate of Psychology degree in Organizational Development. Dr. Adams is a former director in the National Diversity & Inclusion office at Kaiser Permanente (KP), the largest nonprofit, integrated healthcare system in the United States, consistently ranked among the top five performers in the DiversityInc Top 50 annual survey. Before KP, Dr. Adams spent over a decade in global management and technology consulting with American Management Systems (now CGI).

Gloria Dunn-Violin is a talent strategist & OD consultant, thought leader, keynote speaker, and author of Revivement: Having a Life After Making a Living. She works with organizations to evaluate how to design and deliver programs to mitigate the risk and impact of baby boomers retiring and leaving jobs that require their knowledge and seasoned skills.  She also helps pre- and post-retirees understand their huge transition to retirement, and shows them how to adapt to this new phase in their lives.


100 Bay Street
Sausalito, CA 94965
Women, Minorities, and Other Extraordinary People: The New Path for Workforce Diversity Cover Image
ISBN: 9781626345065
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Greenleaf Book Group Press - September 18th, 2018

Workforce diversity is good business.

​Workforce diversity, as a business strategy, can drive success and literally transform our organizations. It can also offer our companies a distinct business advantage over other companies, allowing us to:

- innovate faster,
- outperform competitors, and
- produce higher financial returns.