Dr. Rohini Anand is a strategic global executive, trusted board member, senior consultant and advisor who has successfully transformed cultures and built an iconic brand with an enduring reputation resulting in core business growth. Her strategic thinking, ability to influence and coach senior leaders and depth of experience in global diversity and inclusion have benefited corporations, non-profit organizations and government agencies across all sectors at various stages of their global diversity and inclusion transformation.
Dr. Rohini Anand has advised, presented to and consulted on diversity, equity and inclusion with hundreds of global companies, government agencies, and non-profit organizations, including in the education and health care sectors. Clients who were advised, presented to, consulted with include Cleveland Clinic, Belmont University, Catalyst, Colgate, Hilti, International Monetary Fund, Nestle, Northrup Grumman, Praxair, Proctor &Gamble, Trinity Health, Uber, Women’s Foodservice Forum, among others.
Here are a few projects that I am working on currently:
Working on global inclusion strategy for a Silicon Valley IT company
Assisting with a DEI transformation for a large real estate company
Coaching senior leaders in a mid-west global manufacturing company to successfully implement a DEI change agenda
A full list of clients and references is available upon request.
WHAT PEOPLE SAY
VP & Head of Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging, Capital One
Rohini is a forward-leaning, innovative leader in diversity & inclusion whose deep subject matter expertise, keen instincts, terrific judgment, and ability to lead sustainable culture change at scale, particularly within a highly matrixed and decentralized global organization like Sodexo, are among the qualities that cement her status as one of the most respected, influential and admired thought leaders in the D&I field. She is a bold visionary who led Sodexo to best-in-class status in D&I through market-leading innovations underpinned by a highly effective and comprehensive D&I strategy, globally adapted governance and accountability models, and a robust D&I analytic agenda that transformed the organization and those of us who were beneficiaries of her work. To that end, the decade I spent working with Rohini at Sodexo are among the most meaningful years of my professional career and development. I am fortunate to consider her a friend, mentor, coach and thought partner whose expert insights, counsel and consultation continue to push my thinking, growth and development in the D&I space.
Chief Administrative Officer, Sodexo North America, Executive Vice President, SodexoMAGIC
Dr. Rohini Anand is an admired Diversity and Inclusion leader. She exemplifies strength, vision and determination. Through her actions she has elevated the culture of Sodexo and amplified the value Sodexo creates for our clients. Her thought leadership, her industry relationships and her ability to influence leaders made her the driving force behind new business opportunities and also critical client retention. It is no coincidence that under Rohini’s leadership, among many accolades, Sodexo was awarded the honor of being one of the first DiversityInc Hall of Fame inductees. She has intelligently enhanced Sodexo’s employee experience and has also accompanied our clients and partners on their own Diversity and Inclusion journeys. Personally, Rohini has been a mentor and most graciously my friend. She is the type of leader who inspires others to do more and give more. She has taught us to drive impact with business savvy and intentionality. Rohini has a saying that we ‘raise the bar, to raise the bar,’ -which she did countless times in her tenure at Sodexo. A leader with a lasting legacy, undoubtedly she will continue to raise the bar in pursuit of excellence improving the quality of life of all she serves beyond Sodexo.
Senior Director, Global Office of Culture, Diversity & Inclusion, Walmart, Inc
As Sodexo’s Global Chief Diversity Officer, Dr. Rohini Anand is a well-respected trailblazer and thought leader in diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI). Her influence, dedication and contributions in advancing DEI extend way beyond Sodexo. The ground-breaking Global Gender Balance Study she led has had a profound impact across industries and is cited globally. She is always the first one I reach out for counsel, advice, or to benchmark and consult. Her reputation, excellent judgement, global experience and ability to connect across audiences from front line managers to the C suite makes her a trusted advisor as organizations launch or advance their DEI strategies.
Exec. Dir, Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer, Americas
Dr. Anand is a legendary leader in the field of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and culture. Her leadership has illuminated the path for so many of us to follow in her stead. She has been the benchmark for holding leaders accountable, for culture change and for sophisticated metrics. Rohini has been a go-to resource and a challenge partner on current processes and helped redefine ways forward. I continue to look to Rohini for guidance, insights and social science perspectives on workplace cultures. She is a trailblazer and unstoppable when it comes to fairness, equity and inclusion. Rohini is a trusted asset to any organization serious about their DEI efforts.
Global Diversity and Inclusion Office
Global Head of Gender Intelligence, SAP
Rohini is a leader for whom the saying, "actions speak louder than words" rings true. Rohini's long career in Diversity and Inclusion began just as the field was developing and as a result, she has done some of the most foundational work in this space on demonstrating the business case for diversity and inclusion, linking to its amplification potential through corporate social responsibility endeavors, and using that to create impact for employees, communities, and society at large. Rohini is a committed mentor, sponsor and advocate for others working in this field and has generously shared her knowledge, experience, and guidance. I am grateful to know Rohini not only because of her professional wisdom, but because she is truly inclusive. She balances humility with strength and shares her knowledge generously. Rohini has been impactfull in my own growth as a fellow DEI practitioner, by providing consultative advice and guidance that comes from her deep experience leading large scale culture change in a global organization. She is able to leverage the experience to meet organizations where they are in their DEI journey and guide them accordingly.
"Simply stated, Rohini Anand is a pioneer and a living legend in the field of Global Diversity & Inclusion. We are thrilled to leverage her vast experience, knowledge, and expertise in providing benchmarking, and strategic consulting for our Global Diversity and Inclusion team at Uber. Rohini has been adept at determining where we are as a company in our diversity and inclusion journey, and devising a customized plan to help us chart the path forward to obtain tangible, measurable results."
— Kim Weaver
Diversity and Inclusion Business Partner, Global Community Operations