Candi Castleberry-Singleton is responsible for developing UPMC’s inclusion strategy, including its Cultural Competency in Patient Care Initiative and the Dignity and Respect Campaign (which has been adopted by the City of Pittsburgh and Pittsburgh Foundation), as well as overseeing progress toward system-wide goals involving 50,000 employees. In 2008, she launched the Center for Inclusion in Health Care.
Candi has an exceptional record of coaching senior executives and partnering with key business owners and community leaders to build sustainable inclusion practices for the workplace, marketplace, and workforce. Her successful initiatives have been implemented at Motorola, where she was Vice President of Global Inclusion and Diversity, and at Sun Microsystems, where she led the Global Inclusion Center of Expertise.
An experienced strategist, Candi created The Integrated Inclusion Model TM, a systems integration model that helps companies transition from compliance-driven processes led by human resources, to integrated activities that shift the responsibility for achieving an inclusive culture to every employee. The model is featured in Crossing the Divide: Intergroup Leadership in a World of Difference (Harvard Business School Press, August 2009).
Candi’s business acumen enhances her approach to inclusion. At Sun Microsystems, she led teams in operations and employee development, and she acquired extensive experience in sales, product marketing, training, and account management at Xerox Corporation.
Candi received an MBA from Pepperdine University, a bachelor’s degree in legal studies from UC Berkeley, and graduated from the Stanford University Human Resources Executive Program.
Candi has received numerous sales, customer satisfaction and diversity leadership awards. Recently she was named one of the 25 Influential Black Women by The Network Journal, Top 100 African Americans in Corporate America by Savoy Professional Magazine, and a Woman of Humility by Point Park University in Pittsburgh. In 2009, Candi was selected as one of the 50 Women of Excellence by The New Pittsburgh Courier and recognized by Diversity MBA Magazine as a Top 50 under 50 Executive Leader.