Barbara Frankel

Barbara Frankel is Senior Vice President and Executive Editor of DiversityInc, supervising the diversity-management content for DiversityInc.com, DiversityInc magazine, and BestPractices.DiversityInc.com, a website for senior diversity leaders. She is one of DiversityInc’s senior executives who presents benchmarking consulting results to CEOs and senior leaders across corporate America. She also oversees the content of DiversityInc’s five annual events, which average more than 600 attendees from 200 companies and have featured more than 20 CEOs from major corporations.


Ms. Frankel also spearheads and oversees DiversityInc’s global-diversity research, now in its fourth year. The research focuses on global challenges and successful best practices in workforce diversity, talent development, marketplace connections and supplier diversity.

Her outside affiliations include the National Board of Directors of the Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network (GLSEN) and the Global Advisory Board of WEConnect. She has a bachelor’s degree in English and mass communications from the University of Vermont and a master’s degree in business journalism from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University.

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Celebrating 5 MLK Statues, Memorials and Significant Locations Across the Country—All Worth a Visit

A crucial part of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s work in the Civil Rights movement was protecting voting rights. Instead of MLK Day celebrations this year, the leader’s family is spearheading a supportive push towards voting rights reform across the country. Statues honoring Dr. King’s activism and messages pay tribute…