Diversity & Inclusion Strategist | Director, Solutions Strategy, HRx Technology | Senior Advisor, Intercultural Understanding, University of British Columbia
Diversity and inclusion aren't the objective.
They are the means to achieving strategic goals,
lofty aspirations and competitive excellence.
For over a decade I have been helping organizations increase diversity and achieve real culture change towards greater inclusion. I help professionals, educators and organizations meet the intercultural demands of a rapidly diversifying workplace, community or classroom. I deliver non-threatening, yet powerful, training. And I inspire and inform audiences.
I specialize in disrupting implicit bias, cultural bias and systems bias, through a depth of experience in employment equity, diversity and inclusion, and intercultural understanding to bring about meaningful solutions and lasting systemic change.
I have extensive experience in leading the consultative development, facilitating community engagement and coordinating the system-wide implementation of diversity and intercultural strategic plans. Working top-down, bottom-up, or unravelling the maze of the middle, I have delivered results in some of the most complex and bureaucratic organizations in Canada.
My promise is to deliver interactive engagements that are inspirational, applicable, practical and immediate. I believe professional development can be more than workshops. Real impact around diversity, inclusion and intercultural understanding requires a "lifestyle change" that is supported by an investment in people and practical resources.
As the Senior Advisor, Intercultural Understanding for the University of British Columbia, I provide faculty, students, staff and administration at all levels, the leadership and support to better understand and meet the intercultural challenges of being the most international university in North America, according to Times Higher Education.