Author of THE LOUD BROWN ROUND GIRL
SUNDAY, MARCH 14, 2021 at 3PM EST
To purchase a copy of The Loud Brown Round Girl and more information about Ms. Gilliard, visit www.GigiGilliardDevelopment.com.
As author of The Inclusion C.O.D.E., The Loud Brown Round Girl (2020) and Hello Beautiful, Get Well Soon (2021), Gigi is a celebrated public speaker, an accomplished writer, corporate trainer and executive coach. An often-sought-after keynote speaker and Mistress of Ceremonies, Gigi has been an outspoken and prolific DEI&B (diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging) practitioner in the corporate, non-profit, and higher education space for the last decade. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Sociology and Communications from Rutgers University, and is pursuing an Executive Masters in Organizational Development from Cornell University’s School of Industrial Labor Relations.
Currently serving as an adjunct facilitator at Westchester County Community College’s Professional Development Center, Gigi has dynamically coached leaders at Dress For Success, Pace University, Kinder Care Education, Calvin Klein, MGM, Kenneth Cole, Tory Burch, Ann Inc., Tiffany’s Inc., Godiva Chocolatiers, Phillip Van Heusen, TIAA, TradeWeb, Southwest and Delta Airlines, Takeda and UNUM insurance and the New York Metropolitan Transit Authority to name a few.
A stalwart enemy of exclusion and inequality for any group anywhere, Gigi continues to successfully run her L&D consultancy (Gigi Gilliard Development), where diversity, equity, inclusion AND belonging is her specialty. She has coined the moniker DEI&B and believes that creating the sentiment of belonging is a crucial, and often missed, part of the inclusion conversation. A member of the Society for Diversity; Gigi is a former Toastmaster; a member of ATD and SHRM; a long-time member of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.; and was part of the chartering class of the Greater Bronx (NY) Chapter of The Links Incorporated – both renowned African-American women’s service organizations.
A native resident New Yorker, she is focused on sharing principles of belongingness and inclusion with those interested in championing these behavioral changes in their workspaces and in their lives. Devoted to her faith, her family and her beloveds, Gigi is often referred to as “our favorite ridiculous Auntie” …and by the sobriquet of ‘love monster.’