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August 12, 2009

Resources for Meeting Planners: Biographical Info

Biographical Information

PATRICIA (Patti) DIGH
Co-founder, The Circle Project

Patricia Digh (pronounced “dye”) has designed diversity and leadership initiatives and training for clients around the world for the past 20 years. Her first book, Global Literacies: Lessons on Business Leadership and National Cultures (Simon & Schuster, 2000) was named a “Best Business Book for 2000” by Fortune Magazine. Her second book was The Global Diversity Desk Reference (Wiley, 2003), and her most recent book, LIFE IS A VERB, is based on her award-winning blog (37days.com) and was published in September 2008 by Globe Pequot Press. LIFE IS A VERB was recently chosen out of 440 nominees as one of only five finalists for  “Books for a Better Life” Award and was also a finalist for the “Book of the Year” award from the Southern Independent Booksellers Association.

Patti has published over 100 articles on diversity and intercultural issues, having traveled and worked in over 60 countries. She was formerly the Vice President of International and Diversity Programs for the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), the world’s largest association of human resources professionals with over 250,000 members worldwide. While there, she created the Institute for International HR, the award-winning SHRM Diversity Initiative, Diversity Train the Trainer Certificate Program, National Diversity Conference, and diversity newsletter, MOSAICS.

Clients have included Achva College Israel, Amdocs Israel, the Australian Human Resources Institute, the New Zealand Institute of Personnel Management, the Government of Guyana, the U.S. Postal Service, PBS, Shell Oil, Bethany Care Society, The Center for Association Leadership, The American Society for Quality, The American Psychological Association, The American Cancer Society, PepsiCo, the University of NC at Asheville, Guilford College, the University of South Florida, and DaimlerChrysler, among many others in the U.S. and abroad.

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