Founder and PrincipalCompany: Mind the Gender Gap, Inc.
Role: Session Presenter
Miloney Thakrar is the founder and principal of Mind the Gender Gap Consulting. Her consultancy practice is grounded in one key principle: We cannot achieve social equities without addressing inequities and biases in research and data. As a strategist, trainer, facilitator and data storyteller, she strives to create a safe space for those who are often unseen and unheard to share their stories in the ways they wish to tell them. Through an intersectional lens and margin-to-center approach, she strategically leverages research and data to disrupt dominant narratives to catalyze social change. Miloney draws on her varied professional and academic experiences working with foundations, nonprofit organizations, governmental agencies, university settings, startups, corporations, and research institutions on issues related to diversity and inclusion, effective philanthropy, leadership development, organizational effectiveness, employment discrimination, workforce and economic development, health equity, child and human trafficking, and gender equity.
Miloney holds an MSc in gender and social policy from the London School of Economics and an MPP from Australian National University. She currently serves on the board for the Chicago Chapter of the U.S. National Committee of UN Women and Milwaukee Evaluation, an affiliate of the American Evaluation Association. As a first-generation born American who has studied and lived in four foreign countries, she brings a well-informed, global perspective to her work. Inspired by her experiences as a PPIA fellow and Rotary Ambassadorial Scholar, she continues to advocate for human rights and social change on local, national and international levels.