As Senior Director, Corporate Engagement—Canada & Asia Pacific, Vandana leads the relationships with many of Catalyst's Supporting companies in Canada and leads the Asia Pacific region. A trusted advisor, she coaches and counsels companies with respect to their strategies to advance women into leadership and create inclusive work environments where all individuals can thrive. Vandana has delivered Catalyst presentations, facilitated roundtables, workshops, and focus groups, and moderated panels in various locations including Canada (Toronto, Ottawa, Mississauga, Kitchener-Waterloo, Calgary, Vancouver, Montreal, Saint John), the United States (New York, Boston, Chicago), Australia (Sydney, Melbourne) and Chile (Santiago). She is a frequent speaker on a broad range of topics including: taking charge of your career, high potentials in the pipeline, biases/stereotypes and inclusive leadership, mentoring/sponsorship, engaging men as champions of inclusion, work-life integration/flexible work arrangements, employee resource groups, women in STEM, gender, race, and ethnicity, and women on boards.
In the business development capacity of her role, Vandana focuses on supporter attraction, engagement, and retention, contributing to the amplification of Catalyst’s global impact.
Prior to joining Catalyst, Vandana practiced immigration law, following which she worked as a manager in the Global Diversity and Inclusion groups of two Canadian banks, 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 in Ottawa (Status of Women Canada), 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.
Vandana has earned a B.Comm. from McMaster University, an MBA from the University of Windsor, and an LLB from the University of Ottawa.
You can follow Vandana under the Twitter handle @ms_juneja.