Dr. Rita Boags
Dr. Rita Boags is an organizational consultant, educator and founder of Leadership Technologies. For more than 20 years, the firm’s consulting focus has been the design and implementation of human resource development programs that impact diverse populations in organizations. The firm specializes in programs that include career and leadership development, diversity talent management and mentoring.
Since her graduation with a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Southern California as a Ford Foundation Fellow, she has accumulated a wide variety of professional experiences in corporate settings, public sector and academic organizations.
Leadership Technologies has designed programs for such companies and agencies as: E. I. DuPont de Nemours, Inc., Fannie Mae, Hughes Aircraft Company, TRW, Inc., ICI Americas, Inc., The World Bank, Dow Corning Corporation, Phillips Petroleum Company, General Motors Corporation Finance Group, U.S. Department of Labor, Abbott Laboratories, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratories, UNITY: Journalists of Color, State Farm Insurance Companies, Mazda North American Operations, the Coca-Cola Company, Ernst & Young, LLP, USDoD – DFAS, Air Products and Chemicals, Inc., and Quest Diagnostics, Inc.
Dr. Boags has addressed a number of professional organizations which include the Minority Corporate Counsel Association; the International Mentoring Association’s Diversity in Mentoring Conferences; The Conference Board; Boeing Global Diversity Summits; Maynard Media Institutes; the Texas Diversity Conference Glass Ceiling Summit; and the California Diversity Council’s Leadership Conference. She is a featured speaker with the National Diversity Council hosting webinars and Mentoring Summits throughout the country.
The firm has played an instrumental role in the 1998 DuPont Mentoring Conference; 1999 NIST Best Practices in Mentoring Conference, the 2001/2002 Best Practices in Mentoring Conference.
Along with professional accomplishments as a psychologist and former chemist, Dr. Boags is a single parent with a family of three adult children.