The Journey to Inclusion: From Corporate America to a United America

SHRM 2012 Diversity & Inclusion Conference & Exposition
The Journey to Inclusion: From Corporate America to a United America

For many with a passion for inclusion, our journey began long before we ever carried the title of diversity practitioner. Our passion, skills and expertise have been nurtured over a lifetime of experiences. Learn how one chief inclusion and diversity officer moved from sales to practitioner, from a focus on diversity and inclusion to dignity and respect, from the responsibility of building the business case to championing a national movement.

Date(s) & Time(s): 
Tuesday, October 23, 2012 - 8:30am to 9:45am

Candi Castleberry-Singleton


Candi Castleberry-Singleton is the chief inclusion and diversity officer at UPMC, a $10 billion, 20-hospital global health system and health plan. She is responsible for developing UPMC’s inclusion strategy, including its Dignity & Respect Campaign and Cultural Competency Initiative, as well as for overseeing progress toward system-wide goals involving 55,000 employees. In 2008, she launched the UPMC Center for Inclusion.

An experienced strategist, Castleberry-Singleton created The Integrated Inclusion Model, a systems integration model that helps companies transition from compliance-driven processes led by human resources, to integrated activities that shift the responsibility for achieving an inclusive culture to every employee. The model is featured in Crossing the Divide: Intergroup Leadership in a World of Difference (Harvard Business School Press, August 2009). Her inclusion initiatives have been implemented at Motorola, where she was vice president of global inclusion and diversity, and at Sun Microsystems, where she led the Global Inclusion Center of Expertise.

Recently, Castleberry-Singleton was named a 2010 Top Woman of Substance in Healthcare by Heart & Soul Magazine, one of the 25 Influential Black Women by The Network Journal, Top 100 African Americans in Corporate America by Savoy Magazine and a Woman of Humility by Point Park University in Pittsburgh. In 2009, Castleberry-Singleton was named one of the 50 Women of Excellence by The New Pittsburgh Courier and recognized by Diversity MBA Magazine as a Top 50 under 50 Executive Leader.

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Amount of Credit: 
Credit Type: 
Business Credit
Session Type: 
General Session
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