Joe  Gerstandt

Joe Gerstandt

Joe Gerstandt has worked with Fortune 500 corporations, small non-profits, and everything in between, bringing new clarity and a fresh perspective to diversity and inclusion through his keynote messages and interactive workshops. He is a contributor to the Workforce Diversity Network Expert Forum and his insights have been published in Diversity Executive, HR Executive, The Diversity Factor, The American Diversity Report, Associations Now, and other print and online journals. Joe grew up on a family farm in NW Iowa, served four years in the U.S. Marine Corps, including participation in Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm, attended Iowa State University, and spent six years in sales and sales management. A strong advocate for resetting the diversity and inclusion conversation, Joe believes that we can ill afford to continue applying a 20th century approach to an increasingly critical set of 21st century issues.