Learn More About Diya Khanna
Diya Khanna, founder of DEI consultancy Global IDEA, is a diversity equity inclusion speaker, facilitator and consultant with 20 years of experience in for-profit, non-profit, and tech organizations.
Khanna’s work is focused on developing DEI programs, strategies and policies at scale. A curriculum partner with Ruchika Tulshyan and her global inclusion strategy firm, Candour, Khanna frequently develops and designs interactive one, two and five day workshops that help organizations create and implement DEI strategies. She previously worked at Amazon where she led CORE+ (Conversations on Race and Ethnicity), an annual internal conference for 1.3 million employees. She has developed global work plans for 14 employee resource groups and led courses on the future of work and how to rebuild workplaces from an intersectional lens. She is a proven subject matter expert and is known for big vision and tactical implementation.
Khanna has a life-long mission of increasing access and opportunity for people across race, ethnicity, nationality, gender identity, accessibility, sexual orientation, social class, military, status, religion, age, and language in every professional industry. She worked as a DEI consultant in Canada, Japan, Singapore, Germany and the US.
Khanna was previously a DEI columnist for The Seattle Times, a board member of the Asians@Amazon global board and was appointed to the Seattle Women’s Commission in 2018.
Khanna received her Bachelor of Journalism from Ryerson University and Masters of Education with a focus on Curriculum Development from the Comparative and International Development Education Centre at University of Toronto.
Diya Khanna is available to advise your organization via virtual and in-person consulting meetings, interactive workshops and customized keynotes through the exclusive representation of Stern Speakers & Advisors, a division of Stern Strategy Group®.
Diya Khanna, a leading authority on inclusion, diversity and equity in action, offers 1:1 advice and consulting to small and large organizations around the world. Her work is rooted in 5 DEI values and an understanding that there is no one-size-fits-all solution. She begins by listening to an organization’s challenges, applying her DEI lens, and offering customized solutions that are designed to be implemented in healthy and sustainable ways. Her consulting expertise includes (and is not limited to):
- DEI values
- Annual organizational planning
- Reviewing onboarding process
- Stakeholder mapping
- Diversity recruiting
- DEI report
- Mentorship and sponsorship programs
- DEI audits
- Ad hoc requests
- DEI strategic roadmap
Diya Khanna, a leading authority on inclusion, diversity and equity in action, uses her understanding of the 7 different learning styles as well as her high level of cultural intelligence to create interactive DEI sessions that are designed to reach people’s heads and hearts and is rooted in her 3 A’s framework:
- Awareness of the importance of DEI in the workplace
- Accountability of shared roles and responsibilities in day-to-day operations
- Action that knowledge acquired is applied to 1/3/5 year strategic goals