Dr. Sondra Thiederman

Workplace diversity, cross-cultural business,
and bias reduction

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Dr. Sondra Thiederman is one of the nation's leading experts on workplace diversity, cross-cultural business, and bias reduction. As President of Cross-Cultural Communications, a San Diego-based training firm, Sondra has 25 years experience as a speaker, trainer, and author helping professionals in Fortune 500 companies, public sector organizations, and dozens of associations find ways to successfully navigate our increasingly-diverse and global workplaces.

Since receiving her doctorate with an emphasis on cross-cultural studies from UCLA, Sondra has helped hundreds of organizations develop solutions to their cross-cultural and diversity challenges.

Among her clients are such leading organizations as Xerox Corporation, FedEx Corporation, Pfizer Pharmaceuticals, Marriott Corporation, Century 21 Real Estate, American Express, The Federal Reserve Bank, Motorola, and AT&T.

She has also addressed notable associations including the Arthritis Foundation, the Mortgage Bankers Association, the American Society of Association Executives, and the American Immigration Lawyers Association. In addition, she has served as consultant to the University of California and the American Cancer Society and has been appointed by Elizabeth Dole to serve on the Diversity Cabinet of the American Red Cross.

Sondra has extensive media experience including mention in such national publications as The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, and U.S.A Today. She is published in professional journals ranging from T&D to Real Estate Today to Association Management, has written on diversity for the web site Monster.com, and is the author of four books including:

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Testimonials:

"Sondra's perspective and her ideas about diversity are new and refreshing. That, coupled with her engaging, energetic delivery style, made our conference a success. She did a fabulous job." Jo Jerman Vice-President, Southeast Business Group, Merck & Co., Inc.

"When I book a speaker, I always hope he or she will either inspire, educate, or motivate the audience. You did all three and you did it with ease-I couldn't recommend you to others more highly."
Deb Curtis, Principal Financial Group

"The enthusiasm Sondra generated carried throughout the entire conference and back into the workplace. She allowed us to look at ourselves without fear and gave us a clear route to increased effectiveness."
Janet Peterson, U.S. Department of Agriculture

"'Refreshing,' 'Entertaining,' 'Valuable Material' - these are some of the comments we received following Sondra's talk at our International Conference."
Cici Thompson, Vice President, Meetings, Employee Relocation Council

"You inspired and educated with a sense of fun our audience of over 400 people. Your address made a lasting impression. It will make a real difference in our workplace."
Rebecca E. Steele, Director, OD and Training, SteinMart

Travels From: California

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