Dereca Blackmon

For over 25 years Dereca Blackmon has consulted with a wide variety of corporate, educational, nonprofit and community-based groups to facilitate “uncommon conversations” on issues of race, gender, class and social justice. She served for several years as the Assistant Vice Provost and Executive Director of the Diversity and First-Generation Office at Stanford University where she introduced groundbreaking work on authentic engagement, intergroup dialogue. Her experiential training models cut through “diversity fatigue” and allow participants to engage in deep, authentic and meaningful dialogues. As CEO of Inclusion Design Group, she has supported industry leaders, including LinkedIn, NextRoll, SAP, Hewlett Packard and others, in activating their vision for diversity and inclusion in their organizations and in the world.