President & Founder
Strategic Diversity Initiatives
Anne Phibbs, PhD is Founder and President of Strategic Diversity Initiatives. She brings over 25 years’ experience helping organizations advance their equity, diversity, and inclusion goals. Anne has extensive experience in training, teaching, curriculum development, and training of trainers, and has delivered workshops and classes to participants in corporate, government, higher education, nonprofit, healthcare, and faith community settings. Anne served as GLBT Student Services Director at Metropolitan State University, and at the University of Minnesota she served as Director of the GLBTA Programs Office and Director of Education in the Office for Equity and Diversity. Anne built a successful diversity and inclusion leadership program at the University of Minnesota, with a focus on emotional intelligence (EI), and she is an EI Practitioner certified in the EQ-i2.0 and EQ360 method. Anne earned her PhD in Philosophy and Feminist Studies from the University of Minnesota and lives in Minneapolis.