In 2008, Candi Castleberry Singleton launched the UPMC Center for Engagement and Inclusion. Her recent efforts include the Dignity & Respect Campaign, now a national initiative, founded on 30 Tips that remind us to be mindful of how we treat others; the Cultural Competency Initiative, a practical approach for helping employees learn to interact with others in a culturally appropriate manner; Health Community Healthy You, a multifaceted UPMC effort to motivate the community to become partners in their healthcare; and serving as a co-chair of the Regional Health Literacy Coalition, a community collaboration focused on improving patient and provider communications.
Ms. Castleberry Singleton’s business acumen enhances her approach to coaching and partnering with senior executives, key business process owners, and community leaders to build sustainable inclusion practices for the workplace, marketplace, and workforce. She has implemented successful initiatives 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. She has led teams in operations and talent development, and acquired extensive experience in sales management, product marketing, training, and major account sales at Xerox Corporation.
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).
An international speaker, teacher, mentor, Candi has delivered inspiring keynotes and lectures from Budapest to Beijing, serves as adjunct professor at Carnegie Mellon and Chatham universities, and maintains a steadfast commitment to helping woman negotiate the challenges and politics of modern corporate culture.
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.
Her dedication to the Pittsburgh community has led her to serve on the boards of the University of Pittsburgh's Institute of Politics, NEED, Pittsburgh Promise, Women and Girls Foundation, Urban League, PERSAD, Hill House Association, and to volunteer on projects with Athena, Go Red for Women, Women's Shelter, Best of the Batch Foundation, and East End Cooperative Ministries. She is a member of the United Way Women Leadership Council and Tocqueville Society, as well as the American Heart Association's Circle of Red.
Candi has has received numerous sales, customer satisfaction, and diversity leadership awards. Recently, Savoy Magazine named her one of the 100 Most Influential Blacks in Corporate America and Diversity Woman Magazine named her as one of their Top 50 Diversity Champions.