Natalie Gillard Bio:
During her undergraduate experience, Natalie Gillard found that support for individuals from diverse backgrounds was rather limited. The latter ignited her desire to pursue a self-designed graduate study in Race and Ethnic Relations, as well as diverse professional opportunities. Natalie has held various inclusion roles over her 12 year career including Assistant Vice President for Multicultural Experience at Stevenson University.
Natalie is the creator of FACTUALITY, a facilitated dialogue, crash course, and board game, all in one, that explores structural inequality based on national statistics. FACTUALITY has supported the diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives of Fortune 500 company Lockheed Martin, Bloomberg Industry Group, the College Board, the American Heart Association, the National Institutes of Health, the Maryland Commission on Civil Rights, Bill Gates Millennium Scholars, Princeton, UCLA, and The University of Arizona, where author and civil rights activist, bell hooks participated.
FACTUALITY has reached over 14,000 participants and was recently featured in Baltimore Magazine’s Best of Baltimore issue. FACTUALITY has also been featured in the Afro American Newspaper, Boston Voyager, The Johns Hopkins Newsletter, The Baltimore Jewish Times, is listed in the Kellogg Foundation's Racial and Equity Resource Guide, and became an ice cream flavor through a partnership with social justice ice cream brand, Taharka Brothers.