Contributors and Acknowledgments

In developing the framework, I have been privileged to work with, and meet many interested people across the world who have generously given their time to provide feedback, academic review, and their ideas and experiences.  Their expertise has ensured that we have a robust tool and framework that can be used as an organisational cultural and diversity diagnostic, and at the same time allows us to collect and analyse large amounts of research data in the areas of diversity and in particular, gender diversity.

I mention names here, with the permission of those listed, as a thank you; however, there are many more people who participated in focus groups who I have not named in order to respect their privacy.

The Diversity Performance Review Framework™* has written permission from Julie O’Mara and Allan Richter to use their international benchmarks as part of the assessment framework.

PLEASE NOTE: this list is a “work in progress” – apologies if your name is not here yet.

Contributors – Academic Peer Review

Julie O’Mara

Julie O'Mara

Julie O’Mara


O’Mara and Associates
2124 Water Rail Avenue
North Las Vegas, NV 89084

Alan Richter

Alan Richter

Alan Richter


QED Consulting,
41 Central Park West,
New York, NY 10023

Carrie Pemberton-Ford, Phd

Dr Carrie Pemberton-Ford

Dr Carrie Pemberton-Ford


ICthinking, Ibix Innovate,
Cambridge Centre for Applied Research in Human Trafficking,
Cambridge, UK.


Associate Professor Michael Fine

Michael Fine

Head of Department, Sociology

Deputy Director,
Centre for Research on Social Inclusion,
Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia.

BA (Hons) Syd., PhD Syd.



The following people have consented to include their names here and have either given individual feedback or attended one of the focus groups. Over 50 people participated in the focus groups which were held over 8 months; not all participants are listed.

Jane Counsel

Head of Diversity and Flexibility, Group People Capability

Westpac Group,
Level 16, 275 Kent St,
Sydney, NSW 2000.


Fiona Krautil

Fiona Krautil

Fiona Krautil

Diversity Knowhow

Sydney Australia

 Mike Gordon

Mike Gordon

Mike Gordon

Founding Partner,

Vale House Associates



Mary N. Boughton,

Senior Director,
165 Gibraltar Court,
Sunnyvale, CA 94089


Tom Bright

General Manager,
Sydney, Australia.

Practicus kindly supplied the room for monthly focus groups during the research


O’Mara, J, Richter, A (2011), “Global Diversity and Inclusion Benchmarks: Standards for Organizations Around the World”, copyright 2011, 2006 : and

*Previously known as the Diversity Program Review Framework™

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