ConsultantCompany: Language & Culture Worldwide (LCW)
Role: Session Presenter
2018 Conference Session:
Build a Blended D&I Learning Solution
(Learning Lab 6)
Webinar: Facing the Reality: Partnering with the Business to Execute D&I Priorities
Shona Ramchandani has more than 15 years of D&I expertise in national and international justice, equity, diversity and inclusion (JEDI) issues to help clients strategically achieve and sustain their organizational goals. Whether developing digital assets, facilitating workshops or consulting, her goal is to empower individuals to resolve challenges, build empathy and engagement, and promote belonging in the workplace.
Born and raised in India, Shona’s international experience spans the world, from Kenya to Dubai to the UK. Her work is informed by previous experiences as a published graduate intern for UNICEF India, a PCA with people with disabilities, and an assistant director for programming at Penumbra Theatre, one of the U.S.’s largest African-American theatres. Prior to joining LCW, she created initiatives to promote D&I across a national network of Rasmussen College campuses and across all levels at the Anoka-Hennepin School District in Minn. She spearheaded strategic change initiatives to promote a culture of inclusion across 26 historic sites at the Minnesota Historical Society and, among many other D&I accomplishments, helped create a racial equity statement for the Science Museum of Minnesota. Her LCW clients include IPG Mediabrands, Mercer, EMILY’s List, General Mills, L’Oréal, Allstate, Unilever, and U.S. Bank, among many others.
Shona received her master’s in liberal studies, with a focus on social justice advocacy, and her bachelor’s in psychology and management, with a minor in theater, from Hamline University. A recent U.S. citizen, Shona lives with her husband in Saint Paul, Minn.