Dr Anju Solanki (Hon DBA)

Inspirational Diversity & Inclusion Thought Leader; DEI Consulting Firm founder; Cherie Blair Foundation for Women mentor; Diversity expert & BBC commentator

Awarded an Honorary Doctorate in 2023 for her services in diversity, equity and inclusion, Anju is a super passionate and energetic thought leader in DEI. She founded MEA Consulting Group, an innovative consultancy which delivers thought provoking diversity and inclusion training to the Government, Charities, FTSE 250 companies. Anju is a Business Mentor for the Cherie Blair Foundation for Women and a motivational speaker.

Anju supported the design of cutting edge virtual reality DEI training using virtual embodiment, a concept scientifically proven to reduce unconscious bias.

Anju is a visionary. She features regularly in the media as a TV News Guest for the BBC as a newspaper reviewer, diversity expert and is featured in Forbes. Her public appearances include speaking at the Olympic Stadium, Good Morning Britain and the Guardian News & Media offices.

She was showcased as an inspirational leader for UWC South East Asia and was nominated for Asian Woman Achievement Awards 2021. She completed Gender Diversity Executive Education at INSEAD Business School. She has 12 years prior experience working on the trading floor for global Investment Banks.

Anju can speak a vast range of topics. Some examples below. Her passion is for interacting with her audience and empowering views of others

- Understanding differences and intersectionality
- How we can be better allies and role models
- Demystifying our biases and understanding micro behaviours
- The importance of safe spaces and psychological safety
- Creating belonging - inclusive behaviours and cultures
- Female Leadership and Empowerment

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