Bill Proudman

Founding Partner and CEO, White Men as Full Diversity Partners

Bill Proudman pioneered white-male-only workshops in the mid-90s after repeatedly noticing that male leaders disengaged from diversity efforts. His provocative work seeded the creation of WMFDP, an organization that guides leaders to a place of deeper understanding and awareness, heightened cultural competence, and transformative and courageous leadership.

For over 35 years, he has served as a consultant, coach and facilitator to countless companies and organizations on issues of team effectiveness, cultural competence, diversity and leadership development. He is the founder and first board chair of the Experiential Training and Development Alliance and was twice president of the Association for Experiential Education. He is also co-author of a three-volume field guide on diversity partnerships and is an official blogger for MARC (Men Advocating Real Change) an initiative of Catalyst, a leader in research on gender related issues. Bill is working toward the day when all people view a diverse and inclusive work environment as vital to maintaining a company’s competitive edge and is in everyone’s self-interest.

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