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Gloria Goins

    • Former Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer, Bon Secours Health System
    • Former VP of Business Diversity Outreach, Prudential Financial
    • Former Chief Diversity Officer, The Home Depot
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Gloria Goins Speaker Biography


Gloria Goins is the former Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer for Bon Secours Mercy Health System, the nation’s 5th largest Catholic healthcare system. Under Gloria’s leadership, DiversityInc recognized Bon Secours as one of the 10 best healthcare systems, for three consecutive years. Becker’s Hospital Review recognized Gloria herself as one of the 15 chief diversity officers in healthcare to know.

In addition to leading the diversity and inclusion organization at Bon Secours, Gloria also led the organization’s employee engagement strategy. Under her leadership, Bon Secours achieved the highest employee engagement score in the organization’s history (the 99th percentile), and was recognized by the Gallup Organization as one of the Top Best Workplaces in the world.

Gloria is responsible for creating two world-class Diversity and Inclusion organizations from their very inception. Gloria served as the very first vice president of diversity for Cingular Wireless, which at the time was the nation’s largest wireless communications company with more than 70,000 employees. Gloria’s team at Cingular received numerous national awards and recognition for outstanding initiatives. Gloria also served as the very first Chief Diversity Officer at The Home Depot where she was as a senior member of operations team with accountability for all aspects of employee, customer, multicultural marketing, and community strategies for emerging markets.

Gloria is a former faculty member at Georgetown University, where she served as the founder and chair of the Georgetown Chief Diversity Officers’ Roundtable. She is currently a faculty member at Jefferson Health where she teaches a course on diversity and inclusion and healthcare leadership.

Gloria earned a Master of Business Administration from Mercer University, a Juris Doctorate from the University of Pennsylvania School of Law, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology from Stanford University.

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“When Good Isn’t Good Enough”: How Unconscious Bias Harms Patients. . .Despite Our Good Intentions
The outcomes of unconscious bias can be seen across all industries. But, in the health care industry, the need to mitigate it is of particular importance. Evidenced-based impacts of unconscious bias on safety, quality, and mortality show that we are unintentionally putting our patients at risk. Cross cultural competency is a "must have" skill as we define what it means to address, support and manage the ever-changing U.S. population. In this session, the participants will learn about practical actions that can be taken to reduce the effects of unconscious bias in every operation.

We See What We Believe: The True Cost of Unconscious Bias 

The outcomes of unconscious bias can be seen across all industries, but the need to mitigate it is of particular importance in the healthcare industry, where unconscious bias can unintentionally put patients at risk. Goins will discuss the impact of unconscious bias on safety, quality, and mortality, and why cross-cultural competency is a "must-have" skill. 

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February 11, 2022

September 20, 2021

As large faith-based, nonprofit healthcare system, Gloria's presentation provided meaningful insights on addressing both unconscious and conscious bias within our organization and in our communities. Gloria is an inspiring speaker who empowers her audience to create change. Gloria's fresh perspective will enable our organization to continue developing strong DEI leadership and advocacy skills that will benefit our consumers and the communities we serve.

Texas Health Resources

March 9, 2020

Gloria was very engaging, funny, and gracious. It was a joy and thought provoking to have her speak at TIPQC's Annual Meeting.

Tennesse Initiative for Perinatal Quality Care

March 9, 2020

NCHA can't say enough about Gloria! She delivered an upbeat presentation on the tough topic of Unconsious Bias and hit a home run with our hospital and health system membership. She went above and beyond to help us promote our diverse mentorship throughout her own presentation. A true professional.

North Carolina Healthcare Association

January 28, 2020

Gloria is the consummate professional in all aspects. She delivers a high quality and educational presentation which is relevant to all skill levels.

Georgia Hospital Association

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