Event: Global Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Benchmarks in Action

Date: September 29, 2022

Start Time: 8:30 am

End Time: 10:00 am

Location: Metropolitan Group | The Public Will Building

Address: 733 SW Oak St. Portland, OR 97205


Global Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Benchmarks: Standards for Organizations Around the World (GDEIB) helps organizations determine strategy and measure progress in advancing diversity, equity and inclusion. The Centre for Global Inclusion’s 2021 edition is a product of consensus thinking by 112 Expert Panelists world-wide who used their cultural lenses, lived experiences, and expertise to mold the GDEIB into a guidebook that is globally relevant.

During this session you will learn how the Greenbrier Companies are using the benchmarks to guide their Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, Access and Leadership (IDEAL) journey. The learners will develop tactics, programs and activities for selected GDEIB categories relevant for their organizations. Come and learn how this flexible, scalable method can work for you.

Special thanks to Metropolitan Group for sponsoring this session.

Important information for in-person attendees

    • The venue requires all visitors to be fully vaccinated against covid-19 and wear a mask when not actively eating or drinking. Please bring a copy of your vaccination card.
    • Buffet breakfast and networking are available at 8 a.m.
    • For accessibility or accommodations, please contact us at hello@partnersindiversity.org.

About the Speakers

Donna Tyner (she/her) is the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Lead for the Greenbrier Companies and previously worked as their Corporate Risk Manager. The Greenbrier Companies is a leading supplier of equipment and services to global freight transportation markets.  Greenbrier designs, manufactures, and repairs freight railcars in North America, South America and Europe plus builds ocean going cargo barges.

Riikka Salonen (she/her), bi-national of Finland and the U.S., has served as a DEI leader in academic and faith-based health systems and now specializes in health equity and culturally responsive care as a consultant. This GDEIB Expert Panelist has offered her DEI and intercultural services in 20 countries since 1994.