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Dereca Blackmon is CEO of Inclusion Design Group, an innovative diversity and inclusion training consultancy.
For 25+ years, she's consulted with corporate, educational, nonprofit, and community-based groups to facilitate "uncommon conversations" on issues of race, gender, class, and social justice. She served as the assistant vice provost and executive director of the Diversity and First-Generation Office at Stanford University, introducing groundbreaking work on authentic, engaging, intergroup dialogue. Her experiential training models cut through "diversity fatigue" and help participants engage in deep, authentic, and meaningful dialogues. As CEO of Inclusion Design Group, she has supported industry leaders, including LinkedIn, NextRoll, and SAP, in activating a vision for diversity and inclusion.