Dr. Sandra Upton

Dr. Sandra Upton is Founder and Chief DEI Strategist with Upton Consulting Group (UCG), an innovative team of strategists who work with DEI professionals, leaders, and organizations around the globe. Using a research-based change management framework and culturally intelligent strategies, UCG supports organization’s efforts to create behaviors and implement systems that support diverse, equitable and inclusive work environments.

Prior to launching UCG. Dr. Upton was Vice President, Global Diversity Practice with the Cultural Intelligence Center and was responsible for providing strategic leadership and expertise on diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) matters for numerous clients across the globe. She led the organization’s response to the growing demand from global and Fortune 500 companies to Ivy-League universities such as Starbucks, Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Saks Fifth Avenue, Amway, McDonalds, Perrigo, Harvard, Stanford, MIT and University of Michigan.

She is a frequent speaker, has written numerous articles and blogs on DEI and has been featured on several podcasts. Her new book “Make It Last: A Roadmap and Practical Strategies for How to Do DEI” will be released February 2024. More information on UCG can be found at www.uptonconsultinggroup.com.