The Cultural Intelligence Center creates brand new role – VP, Global Diversity Practice

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We are excited to announce that Dr. Sandra Upton has been promoted to the newly created role of VP, Global Diversity Practice. Read more about this exciting opportunity for Sandra and our partners around the world!

With Sandra leading our efforts across all industries, it will allow us to provide a more strategic response to the global movement related to DEI and race.

The Cultural Intelligence Center is excited to announce the promotion of Dr. Sandra Upton to the newly created position of Vice President of our Global Diversity Practice. Dr. Upton currently serves the Cultural Intelligence Center as the Vice President of Educational Initiatives. In her new role, she will provide leadership and expertise on diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) for all of our clients, including implementation of a comprehensive set of products and services for supporting DEI initiatives.

“Sandra joined the Cultural Intelligence Center six years ago as our first sub-contracted consultant. She was so effective that a year later, we hired her to lead the education segment. She has established many new partnerships with educational institutions across the world. This promotion is a reflection of her growing influence as a cultural intelligence leader internally and externally. Diversity has been part of our work from the beginning. But with Sandra leading our efforts across all industries, it will allow us to provide a more strategic response to the global movement related to DEI and race.” – David Livermore | President, Cultural Intelligence Center

Sandra will continue to work with many of our educational clients as well as providing leadership on DEI work with clients in corporate, government, non-profit contexts etc. Part of her new responsibilities will include strategic leadership, consultation on our DEI solutions and support to key partners who want to ensure a comprehensive CQ strategy for addressing DEI.

More information about Dr. Sandra Upton can be found by visiting her LinkedIn profile or via her biography below.

About Dr. Sandra Upton

Sandra Upton, DSL serves as VP Global Diversity practices and provides strategic direction for applying Cultural Intelligence (CQ) to DEI work across all segments and industries. She previously worked with schools and universities through her role as Vice President of Educational Initiatives. In addition, she’s a regular speaker, trainer, and consultant on cultural intelligence with companies and non-profit organizations. As a former business school dean and organizational consultant, Sandra understands how to effectively integrate CQ with organizations’ D&I initiatives and global leadership programs. She has also facilitated study abroad experiences in places such as China, Europe, Israel, and South Africa. Sandra finds her greatest pleasure in spending time with her husband and two children. She also enjoys travel, reading, watching a good film and long walks.

About Cultural Intelligence Center

The Cultural Intelligence Center is dedicated to the worldwide assessment and development of cultural intelligence or CQ–a globally recognized way of measuring and improving intercultural effectiveness. It owns the only academically validated CQ assessment in the world and offers certification and training for using the assessment. More information about the Cultural Intelligence Center can be found on our website located at

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