leadershipShilpa Pherwani, the Principal of IBIS and a leading expert in Diversity & Inclusion, guides global organizations towards leveraging workplace diversity as a business advantage. An organizational psychologist by training, Shilpa partners with organizations to effect sustainable organizational change by conducting cultural assessments, developing comprehensive strategic diversity action plans, and designing compelling and interactive classroom-based and online training.

“What I most love about this work is the collaboration process,” says Shilpa, “as I work with stakeholders to strategically plan, implement, and measure diversity initiatives. It’s a great feeling to see managers and executives become so much more effective and inclusive across cultural and geographical boundaries, and that comes from a synthesis of insight and action on both sides.”

Shilpa delivers outcome-driven and systemic consultation to diversity committees, senior members of HR and business leaders. Clients include Aetna, Alzheimer’s Association, Barclaycard US, Boeing, Campbell Soup, EMC, ESPN, Harvard University, Grainger, Genzyme, Microsoft, Nestle , Sun Life Financial, State Street Bank, Texas Health Resources, University of Missouri, Williams Sonoma and Xerox.

Shilpa graduated from Kanpur University (India). She received her Master’s from Springfield College in Industrial/Organizational Psychology where her focus was on Organizational Development. She began work in 2000 on diversity as business strategy in global organizations.