Alicia Sullivan engages leaders in Canadian and global corporations to accelerate progress for all women into leadership. She provides advice and insights on diversity and inclusion strategy, initiatives and programs. Alicia focuses on building awareness and driving action to mitigate systemic barriers and support organizational inclusion of diverse employees with the goal of tapping into the value of diverse perspectives and backgrounds. Alicia delivers presentations, keynote addresses and facilitates learning programs with corporate audiences on a range of diversity and inclusion-related topics including; the intersection of gender, race and ethnicity in the workplace, mentoring and sponsorship, bias and stereotypes, inclusive leadership and individual strategies for career advancement.
Prior to joining Catalyst, Alicia worked internationally where she oversaw the National Survey of Living Conditions, a biannual survey which monitored the socioeconomic conditions of a population of 2.6 million people. She made public policy and program recommendations guided by the United Nation’s Millennium Development Goals. As well, she contributed to several public sector working groups and steering committees driving the public agenda.
Alicia believes in active involvement in community and paying it forward. She does so through volunteering as a board member to the non-profit/charitable organizations, Backpack Project and the Canadian Caribbean Association of Halton. She mentors aspiring diverse youths through United Achievers Community Services.
Alicia earned an LLB from the University of London, holds a MSc in Sociology and a BSc in Psychology and Sociology (Double Major) with First Class Honours from the University of the West Indies, Mona Campus, Jamaica.