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Diya Khanna      

Diversity Equity Inclusion Strategist & Founder of Global IDEA

Diya Khanna is a Global Diversity, Equity, Inclusion consultant, keynote speaker, and workshop facilitator with 20 year’s experience in profit, non-profit, and tech. She worked at Amazon and Amazon Web Services where she led global Conversations on Race and Ethnicity, an annual internal conference for 1.3 million employees. Her work is about creating DEI strategy, program execution, and reporting to stakeholders. She has developed 14 Employee Resource Groups and led courses on the Future of Work and How to Rebuild Workplaces from an Intersectional Lens. She is a proven subject matter expert and is known for alternating between big vision and tactical implementation.

Khanna has a life-long mission of increasing access and opportunity of people across race, ethnicity, nationality, gender identity, accessibility, sexual orientation, social class, military, status, religion, age, and language in every professional industry. She worked as a DEI consultant in Canada, Japan, Singapore, Germany and the US. She was a DEI columnist for The Seattle Times, a board member of the [email protected] global board and was appointed to the Seattle Women’s Commission in 2018.

Khanna received her Bachelor of Journalism from Ryerson University and Masters of Education with a focus on Curriculum Development from the Comparative and International Development Education Centre at University of Toronto. She has published papers on Anti-Racism Curriculum and Multicultural Education.

Speech Topics

Reimagining Workplaces from an Intersectional Lens

What would it look like to re-imagine workplaces using an intersectional lens? You will learn about the foundational values, 5 pillars, and psychological safety to create a healthier environment that center women of color

The Future of Work

The years 2020 and 2021 have

Supporting Employee Resource Groups

Learn what we can do to support underrepresented communities in the workplace, from recognition, compensation, and rewards. Understand the critical role ERGs play in developing an inclusive culture.

Performative Allyship vs. Authentic Allyship

Join Diya Khanna, DEI Strategist and Founder of Global IDEA, as she guides you in an interactive session on Performative Allyship vs Authentic Allyship, designed to help students understand the difference, how allyship impacts their wellbeing, and what they can do to be and have allies in the workplace.

Global DEI

It is 2022 and in the past two years we have experienced a worldwide pandemic, uprisings against systemic racism, and reimagined workplaces. Diya Khanna will share her personal and professional insights from living in Singapore, Canada, Germany, Japan, US and working for one of the biggest tech companies in the world about how to serve global clients, to create global strategies, and to support global ERGs.

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