_________________________________________________ Pamela Paul, Ph.D. Diversity Advisor at The International Monetary Fund Metro-Washington, DC Area _________________________________________________
Pamela brings executive-level expertise in leadership, staff, and faculty development in higher education, the international humanitarian sector, and in the corporate (for-profit) arena. In these environments, she has shaped and developed internal and external diversity and inclusion visions, both globally and in the U.S. Bringing strong skill sets and competencies in executive and internal coaching, diversity education, and in strategic planning and implementation, Pamela has helped a number of leading organizations link diversity initiatives to business and people strategies and address operations improvement goals.
In her current role as Diversity Advisor at the International Monetary Fund, Pamela provides diversity advisory services as they relate to international organizations. Charged with developing a common understanding of diversity issues and guidance in implementing the organization's diversity efforts, Pamela leads the Diversity Council and prepares independent progress reports. She also researches and shares best practices that achieve diversity and inhibit discrimination.
Prior to her current role at IMF, Pamela served as the Vice President and Director of Professional Development & Diversity at the Academy for Educational Development (AED), an international humanitarian organization that serves people in the United States and in over 150 countries around the world. At AED, Pamela was the executive-level subject matter expert on diversity, inclusion and cultural competence. In addition to leading the design, development and implementation of AED’s diversity strategic initiative, Pamela created an online corporate university that enhanced subject matter expertise on a worldwide basis. The corporate university provided e-learning to all major sectors of AED, which included global public health, population, nutrition, leadership development, social change, environmental issues, global education and international humanitarian development.
Prior to AED, Pamela worked for 10 years as the Director of Multicultural Affairs at Loyola University in Maryland and for 15 years as the Assistant Director of Human Relations at the University of Maryland. At Loyola, Pamela led the Diversity Council and assisted the university in diversifying faculty and the student population. She also consulted with faculty to ensure a diversity-focused curriculum and with executive leadership and the Human Resources Department on issues related to Equal Employment Opportunity, Affirmative Action, sexual harassment, and equity. At the University of Maryland, Pamela led the University's first diversity education initiative, which included diversity workshops, conferences, forums and lectures for senior administrators, faculty, students, and external professionals in the field of diversity management.
Pamela holds a Ph.D. in human development from the University of Maryland at College Park as well as a Masters in Social Work and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Sociology, from Rutgers University, in New Brunswick, NJ. She has served as a Board member for the Global Diversity and Inclusion Foundation, on the Diversity Advisory Committee for InterAction, and on the Board of the Diversity Leadership Forum, a national organization focused on setting standards for professionals in the field of diversity leadership and management. ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
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