Vice President, Asia-Pacific/Global Growth Markets
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As Vice President, Global Growth Markets, Vandana leads Catalyst’s Asia-Pacific region and is responsible for the strategy to drive the amplification of Catalyst’s global impact. A trusted advisor, she coaches and counsels Fortune 500 companies across industries and around the globe with respect to their strategies to advance women into leadership and create inclusive workplaces where all individuals can thrive. As part of Catalyst’s Speakers Bureau, Vandana is a frequent speaker on a number of inclusion-related topics (taking charge of your career, unconscious bias to inclusive leadership, mentoring/sponsorship, engaging men as champions of inclusion, working across generations, women on boards, employee resource groups, work-life integration/flexible work arrangements and more). She has spoken around the globe in locations including Canada, the US, Australia, Chile, Switzerland, and India.
Prior to joining Catalyst, Vandana practiced immigration law, working with global clients across a broad range of industries such as professional services, information technology, manufacturing, financial services, consumer goods and more. She went on to work in the Global Diversity and Inclusion groups of two Canadian banks, where she focused on gender 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 LL.B. from the University of Ottawa.
You can follow Vandana under the Twitter handle @ms_juneja.