Simma Lieberman

Simma Lieberman

Simma Lieberman, “The Inclusionist,” creates inclusive cultures where employees love to do their best work, and customers love to do business. In 2017, Simma received the Global Diversity Leadership Award from the World Human Resource Development Congress in Mumbai. She is originally from New York City, where she was trained to facilitate dialogues amongst people from different racial and ethnic backgrounds to reduce tension and work more effectively together. As a consultant, speaker, advisor and facilitator Simma has helped organizations that include Applied Materials, Genentech, Kaiser Permanente, UC Berkeley, Intel, Diageo, Kimpton Hotels, VSP, Boeing, Pillsbury Bakeries and Foodservices, McDonalds, Sonoco, Oracle, and the US Dept. of Transportation. Simma is a member of two diversity think tanks. She has served on regional boards of Out and Equal, the National Speakers Association and Society for the Advancement of Consulting. Her articles and ideas have been featured in The Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Fast Company, The Economist, Forbes, Black MBA, Insight into Diversity, Working Mother, Human Resource Executive, CNN, and NPR. She is the co-author of the books Putting Diversity to Work and The Diversity Calling: Building Diverse Communities One Story at a Time, and the author of 110 Ways to Champion Diversity and Build Inclusion, and Stress Management for the Motivated. Simma hosts a weekly cross-race podcast on race, Everyday Conversations on Race for Everyday People, at www.raceconvo.com. She has a BA in Sociology from Colegio Cesar Chavez, and an MA in Health Education from Columbia Pacific University.