Anisha is an experienced DEI consultant and subject matter expert, who supports clients in building sustainable solutions to barriers faced by those who are marginalized, and ultimately scale DEI across their organization.
As a Lead DEI Strategist with CEC, Anisha provides strategic DEI advice, qualitative and quantitative research and analysis, DEI training, and change management, to guide organizations in making data informed and human centered decisions, with intersectionality foundational in every stage. As a trainer, Anisha leads DEI related training and development for CEC clients. When doing so, she supports participants to listen in the spirit of empathy and unlearning, to collaborate with the intent of building bridges, and participate from a place of vulnerability.
Anisha has years of experience in the DEI field influencing clients to think critically, participate in unlearning, find collective objectives, and build systematic strategies for change. Anisha has a BA(H) in Gender Studies from Queen’s University, and an MA in Women and Gender Studies from the University of Toronto. From her studies, she developed a passion for making knowledge about anti-racism, anti-oppression, and social justice accessible for people at any stage of their learning journey. Before working in DEI, Anisha has worked with several non-profits in community and program development.
Anisha is a mixed race South Asian woman who has origins in South Africa. Her mother’s side was brought to South Africa from Southern India as indentured laborers. From a young age she learned the importance of participating in unlearning and eliminating inequity. Anisha grew up in Kamloops BC (Tk'emlúps te Secwépemc territory) and now resides in present day Toronto. Outside of work she can be found exploring dog parks with her cockapoo puppy, Della (named after Nelson Mandela).
A baseline assessment determines your current state of DEI and provides a thorough analysis of your diversity, intersectionality, gaps, risks, challenges and opportunities. Assessments provide you with actionable recommendations to make impactful positive change.
Using a combination of your organization’s DEI data and industry best practices, we will build a tailored and integrated DEI strategy. We also offer implementation support to ensure you move the dial.
In-person, live online or online on-demand, we offer a multitude of DEI training customized to your work. Our trainings are evidence-based and informed by best practices and designed to be impactful and sustainable.