Founder and Diversity Consultant, The Mentor Group

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Susan is passionate about helping individuals and organizations realize their fullest potential. Her work is deeply rooted in multicultural awareness as a Southerner, bisexual woman, feminist activist, corporate executive, college professor, person of faith and student of the world.

By the age of 30, Susan had worked in television, earned her Ph.D., taught in the USA and Europe and become Executive Director of the National Women's Studies Association. She transferred the same energy into corporate marketing for two Fortune 500 firms, in addition to opening the Washington, DC office of a socially responsible money fund. She was a member of the planning committee for the UN Decade for Women World Conference (1985) in Nairobi, Kenya, and has also worked as guest lecturer at Airlaanga University in Suribaya, Indonesia and at the International Congress of Psychologists.

In 1991, Susan established The Mentor Group, specializing in diversity and inclusion, leadership development, and communication. Clients include AT&T, BP, Deloitte, GlaxoSmithKline, HP, Microsoft, Nortel Networks, PepsiCo, Shell Oil, Texas Instruments, the US Coast Guard, IRS and Postal Service and the Unitarian Universalist Association. She has written on a variety of topics, including Generational Differences in the Workplace: Collaboration or Conflict? (2008) and co-produced the DVD, How to BE With Someone Who Is Dying (2008). Her book, Gays, God and the Workplace; Not Mutually Exclusive is forthcoming in 2009.

Susan received her Ph.D. in social psychology from Vanderbilt University and completed advanced training in managing cultural diversity at The Equity Institute in San Francisco. Her mantra is "It's not whether you are going to mess up but what you do about it when you do."

Co-author of Cultural Detective Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender

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