Laura L. Kangas

Laura L. Kangas

Laura L. Kangas is an international DEI organizational and management development consultant, workshop and program designer, facilitator, speaker, and writer. Through her company, RiverBend Associates, Inc., she has collaboratively developed strategies and leading programs in diversity, equity, and inclusion, and other areas of individual and organizational training and development for over 25 years. Clients include Texas Instruments, Pfizer, Microsoft, Massachusetts General Brigham Hospitals, Georgia Power, Hewlett Packard, Fidelity Investments, the United Nations Credit Union, The Harvard Graduate School of Public Health, Neal & Massy Limited (Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago), The Vernā Myers Company, and many others. Her academic work has included visiting professorships at the Shanghai University of Finance and Economics, Shanghai, China, the Isle of Man International Business School, and the Boston University Graduate School of Public Health. She is the coauthor of the new book, Diversity Training That Generates Real Change: Inclusive Approaches That Benefit Individuals, Business, and Society [Berrett-Koehler, July 26, 2022].


Laura L. Kangas is an opinion columnist for the CEOWORLD magazine. Connect with him through LinkedIn. For more information, visit the author’s website.
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