Sangeeta Subramanian has over 20 years of professional experience in in the not-for-profit sector in Canada and Asia in the areas of strategic planning, equity and inclusion, facilitation, research and policy, partnership development, stakeholder engagement, mentoring, leadership development and civic engagement.
Her experiences of working in different countries and sectors, and as an immigrant racialized woman in a settler society have helped her develop the skills to operate in a variety of cultural settings and communicate effectively and engage meaningfully with different constituencies.
Sangeeta is the founder of Chetana Consulting, a boutique firm the focuses on systems approach to Equity, Diversity and Inclusion in the public and private sector. Prior to this, she has held senior leadership roles with the Immigrant Employment Council of BC, Toronto Region Immigrant Employment Council, The Maytree Foundation, South Asian Women’s Centre and Ontario Council of Agencies Serving Immigrants, Sangeeta is active in the community in her professional capacity and as a volunteer serving on the Burnaby Intercultural Planning Table, Board of BC College of Nurses and Midwives, Burnaby Together – Coalition Against Racism and Hate, and Nova Vita Co-op Housing Society.
Sangeeta completed her post-graduate studies in Management from the Indian Institute of Management and a program in Non-Profit Management and Leadership from Schulich School of Business York University. She also is a certified trainer on Inter-Cultural Communication and has extensive training and experience in facilitation. As a lifelong learner and disruptor of status quo, Sangeeta derives her passion and commitment for this work from the many Indigenous, Black and racialized people that show up in white spaces everyday and continue to battle through trauma to make the world a better place for everyone that has been marginalized.
Her motto is:
“I am no longer accepting the things I cannot change. I am changing the things I cannot accept.” ― Angela Y. Davis