Vandana Juneja manages Catalyst’s relationships with its members in Central Canada. Ms. Juneja works with Catalyst member organizations to advance their diversity and inclusion strategies, enabling them to create positive change for women and other diverse groups. Ms. Juneja is a member of the Evaluation Committee for the Catalyst Canada Honours, a signature program at Catalyst that recognizes individual Canadian business leaders for their leadership in championing the advancement of women. She is also a member of Catalyst’s Employee Resource Group Issue Specialty Team, as well as the Diversity and Inclusion Action Council (DIAC). Ms. Juneja is a frequent public speaker on a broad range of topics such as the gender gap, high potential employees in the pipeline, mentoring, sponsorship, engaging men in gender initiatives, flexible work arrangements, women on boards, and inclusive leadership.
Prior to joining Catalyst, Ms. Juneja practiced law, following which she worked as a manager in the Global Diversity and Inclusion groups of two of Canada’s leading financial institutions where she focused on women’s initiatives and advising Employee Resource Groups. In pursuing her passion for empowering women, she has also worked as a Research Associate for the Pay Equity Task Force (Department of Justice), and travelled to Vietnam with an NGO in partnership with the University of Toronto to evaluate and report back on a micro-finance project designed to help women living in poverty to understand and enter the mainstream banking system.
Ms. Juneja has earned a B.Comm. from McMaster University, an MBA from the University of Windsor, and an LL.B. from the University of Ottawa.