Founder and Principal ConsultantCompany: Brevity & Wit
Role: Session Presenter
Session: Communicating Inclusion: Using Human-centered Design to Get Everyone on Board with Your D&I Initiative (SEM-C)
Minal Bopaiah is a marketing, communications, and branding strategist with nearly 20 years of professional experience. Her areas of expertise include branding and identity, corporate marketing, and strategic communications, with a focus on diversity and inclusion. As the founder and principal consultant of Brevity & Wit, Minal is an expert in using psychological principles to create brand identities and communications that win both hearts and minds.
Her work includes helping Cook Ross, Inc., a diversity and inclusion consulting firm, increase its website traffic by 1,450%, its social media impressions by 120%, and its event revenue by 50% in less than a year. Previously, she developed an organization-wide framework and integrated communications plan for Population Services International (PSI), a global health NGO with $600 million in annual funding, so that they could share their research, data, and evidence more effectively. Minal’s clients include Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch, and Lifestock International.
Minal’s previous nonprofit work includes being an educational content specialist for Sesame Workshop, the nonprofit behind Sesame Street and its international co-productions, and a press intern for Doctors Without Borders. Her for-profit experience includes being the executive editor of “Subscription Insider,” an online business publication for which she single-handedly generated $200,000 in annual revenues.
Minal’s thought leadership has been published in the “Stanford Social Innovation Review” and she has been a guest on several podcasts and radio shows, including ‘The Kojo Nnamdi Show’ on WAMU/NPR.
Minal has a B.A. in English from Bowdoin College, a master’s degree in clinical psychology from Fordham University, and was formally trained in organizational development and change leadership at Georgetown University. In 2016, she was selected as a Digital Production Fellow by Organizing for Action, the nonprofit advocacy group started by President Barack Obama. She is currently working on her first book with Dr. Johnnetta Betsch Cole.