Vandana is a trusted DEI advisor, coaching and counseling 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. She joined Catalyst in 2013 and worked closely with Catalyst’s supporter community in progressive roles in Corporate Engagement in Canada, taking on a global role in 2017. Advancing to VP, Global Growth Markets, Vandana led Catalyst’s Asia-Pacific region for 2 years and was responsible for the strategy to drive the amplification of Catalyst’s global impact. Most recently, Vandana joined Catalyst’s Learning and Advisory Services team where she delivers end-to-end solutions, helping clients to enhance their inclusion capabilities.
As part of Catalyst’s Speakers Bureau, Vandana is a frequent speaker on a number of diversity and inclusion-related topics such as taking charge of your career, unconscious bias to inclusive leadership, mentoring and 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, India, and Brazil.
Prior to joining Catalyst, Vandana practiced immigration law, working with 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.