Dr. Cindy Caldwell
- Certified Diversity Executive (CDE)
- Certified Diversity Professional (CDP)
- Qualified Administrator of the
Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI)
Dr. Cindy Caldwell is an informed, engaged and dynamic educator and consultant of Diversity, Equity, Accessibility and Inclusion (DEAI). She offers a wide array of classes, trainings, and consultant options for any organization.
Dr. Caldwell is a Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Executive, as well as a Qualified Administrator of the Intercultural Development Inventory or IDI. The IDI is a well-known assessment tool that provides data regarding the cultural awareness of an organization or individual. This information can be used to move an organization forward in equity work, bringing practical and promotional benefits to all who participate in the IDI.
“I have a PhD in Mythological Studies with an Emphasis in Depth Psychology. At first glance, Mythological Studies may not seem to relate to DEAI work, but this education gave me a basic understanding of all the religions and cultures of the world. I understand some of what it means to be Sikh, or Jewish, or Hindu, but I also know something about the 38,000 different sects of Christianity. This education gives me more insight into a person of a different culture or religion, which I then pass on to an organization wanting to develop better onboarding practices and an inclusive work environment. This leads to improved employee retention, productivity and satisfaction.
The name of my dissertation is “The Changing Myth of Mary Magdalene” and while it may seem that this topic may not pertain to DEAI work, it elucidates the deliberate repression of women in Christianity. This translates directly to the systemic sexism, misogyny and patriarchal practices that abound in our world, country, state and city. My post-graduate work is a large part of my motivation to expose and dismantle prejudice in all its forms.”
“Diversity, equity, accessibility and inclusion work cannot be transactional if we want it to be transformational. It must be relational.”