A highly experienced and successful business focused leader, Shaheen has led Diversity & Inclusion efforts globally, regionally and nationally across different geographies in a range of business sectors, including pharmaceutical, financial, manufacturing, consulting, public and not for profit sector. Up until 2015 Shaheen was Head of Global Diversity and Inclusion at a global biopharmaceutical company with over 50,000 employees working in 100 countries worldwide working in partnership with senior executives, business leaders and HR to drive change
Shaheen is a thought leader, ambassador, influencer and coach to senior stakeholders in business. Shaheen is keen to create shared value for business and society in a sustainable and impactful way and is passionate about finding ways to better integrate the diversity and inclusion agenda and the CSR agenda to drive business excellence and innovation for people, business and the planet.
So what is Diversity and Inclusion and why is it important? – sharing how this includes everybody not just the usual suspects…….women.
The Role of Leaders in Driving Diversity and Inclusion – talking about how critical it is for leaders to lead authentically and genuinely from the top not just in words but in action What is my Role? – opening up to new ideas and perspectives is an opportunity for everybody to benefit from but it takes conscious effort and perseverance.
Challenges – ‘I like everyone, I treat everyone fairly’…. discussing why sometimes individuals feel unable to relate to the subject and why some individuals feel uncomfortable in case they say or do the ‘wrong thing’.
How can I be a champion of Diversity and Inclusion? sharing proactive steps that each person can take to bring about positive change.