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The GilDeane Group

The GilDeane Group, Inc. publishes, a website providing articles, tools and resources for the multicultural workplace. GDG launched the first international publication on workforce diversity in 1988.  Today that publication has evolved into the content-rich website, and an unparalleled database of articles and information in its Cultural Diversity at Work Archive.


Carlos B. Gil
Publisher of and President of The GilDeane Group

Carlos B. Gil is an Emeritus Professor of the University of Washington’s History Department. He continues to study and write about international and domestic issues especially Mexican politics, society, culture, and immigration to the United States.  His latest book is We Became Mexican American: How Our Family Survived to Pursue the American Dream (revised 2014). It is an award-winning book that tells the story about his family immigrating to the United States in the 1920s and what life was like for him and his kin in the decades that followed.


Barbara Deane
Editor-in-Chief of and Vice-President of The GilDeane Group 

Barbara Deane is a writer, editor, consultant, trainer and speaker on diversity and inclusion and cross-cultural business issues. She is vice-president of The GilDeane Group, Inc., a Hispanic and woman-owned publishing, training and consulting firm. She works with organizations and individuals to create inclusive cultures and expand their intercultural and inclusion competencies.  

She is editor-in-chief of, and the Cultural Diversity at Work Archive, an online database of articles, tools and resources.

Barbara co-founded the NW Diversity Learning Series, a collaborative employer venture to build a world-class diversity education resource in the Greater Seattle Area. The Series continues its 18th year in 2016. She offers the Diversity Learning Series model (DLS) as a limited-term licensing opportunity for other cities and metropolitan regions.

She is also the associate-editor of a new book, Diversity at Work: The Practice of Inclusion, a volume in the Professional Practice Series of the Society of Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP) (Jossey-Bass/Wiley, 2014).

Barbara is a member of The Diversity Collegium, a think tank of leading international diversity professionals whose mission is to advance the field of diversity and inclusion. The Collegium sponsors the Global Diversity and Inclusion Benchmarks: Standards for Organizations Around the World; she serves as one of the 80 Expert Panelists for this tool.

Barbara speaks Spanish and serves on the board of Bailadores de Bronce, a Mexican folkloric dance group in Seattle.


Customer Testimonials about Cultural Diversity at Work Archive

"For well over twenty years now DiversityCentral—a true pioneering organization in the field of Diversity & Inclusion--has been a central source of credible and substantive information for me. The GilDeane Group [the publisher] understands its audience, is on top of current issues and provides forward-thinking leadership. If you need information, you can find it here. If they don’t have it—they will help you find it. I highly recommend DiversityCentral."

-- Michael Wheeler, Associate Director,
Diversity, OmnicomMediaGroup