Rekha Sirohi Verma
Diversity and Beyond is founded by Rekha Sirohi Verma. Rekha moved to Toronto from New Delhi, India in 2014. In a short time, she led Diversity and Inclusion for EY Canada - Winner of Canada's Best Diversity Employer Awards for seven years in a row. During her leadership, she developed multi-year diversity strategy and outcome-based action plans that resulted in significant accomplishments. EY Canada made substantial progress on partner promotion both from gender and Visible Minorities. This included 50 50 partner promotions for women and 30 70 for visible minorities, a first in the history of EY Canada.
Before moving to Canada, Rekha led national, and regional Diversity and Inclusion portfolio at British Council - a global not-for-profit organization. She worked on a Global initiative in the UK and led British Council-India to prominence in the Diversity space resulting in some of its best practices being featured alongside Google, IBM and Goldman Sacs in prestigious Publications.
She started Diversity and Beyond with an aim to accelerate positive outcomes for a broader spectrum of organizations. Her mission is to make organizations compete and win in the marketplace while leveraging diversity and Inclusion as a differentiator.
Rekha is also a coach with UN and British Council and is an active supporter of Dress for Success, a not for profit organization committed to the advancement of women.
Shruti is a Diversity professional with extensive experience in action-oriented research on gender, race and ethnicity, LGBTQ communities, disability, and millennials. She has worked with global organizations in both for-profit and not-for-profit sectors. She specializes in research and survey design, data analysis, reporting and communications. In addition to being a competitive runner, she is passionate about liberal arts that have enabled her to understand the nuances of the varied contexts that individuals and groups share and belong to.