BA, BAH, MA, DSocSci Candidate (abd), Principal Consultant
I am a communications strategist, diversity consultant and researcher with over 15 years of experience building strategic partnerships and advancing community-centered initiatives. I am the founder and director of Milieu Strategy and Consulting Inc., an independent consulting firm that provides strategic, communications and diversity planning and support to organizations and clients in the corporate, non-profit and academic sectors.
As a consultant to former Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty and City of Toronto Mayor John Tory, I have worked with over 1,000 community groups across Ontario, engaged with more than 500 ethnic media outlets, and facilitated over 400 community-focused events.
My academic and research initiatives are focused on examining media representations of women and racialized minorities, identifying and breaking down barriers for underrepresented groups in leadership positions, and creating partnerships to advance diversity & inclusion initiatives. As a researcher with Ryerson University’s Diversity Institute, I have published journal articles and government reports in this area.
My lifelong passion has been to use my knowledge and experience to inspire young professionals to embrace a pathway to success that is as unique as they are. I developed the Young Professional Women’s Symposium on Leadership to develop a community of emerging women leaders, connect young professionals to industry mentors and build a platform for women leaders to inspire, engage and transform their communities.
My work in politics has been featured nationally, and I am honoured to be a former Young Women of Distinction recipient, a Zonta Young Women in Public Affairs Award recipient and being named as one of the most influential South Asian Canadians by South Asian Generations Next magazine.
Senior Communications Advisor
I am a communications consultant and curriculum developer based in Toronto, Ontario. I hold an Honours Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto, along with a Master’s of Teaching degree from the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education and a post-graduate Certificate in Corporate Communications and Public Relations from Sheridan College.
My areas of expertise include strategic and media relations planning and outreach, developing communications products for print, website and social media publishing, qualitative research and analysis, project management and conducting educational programming and curriculum development in line with provincial guidelines.