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Sanjita Pradhan

Sanjita Pradhan

(She/Her)

Foodie, Nature lover, empathetic, DEI Advocate/Champion and Ally

Bio

Channeling compassion and empathy into her work, Sanjita Pradhan is a deeply experienced counselor to our clients. Sanjita identifies as a first gen immigrant and describes as being the first, the few and the only in too many situations to create a path for herself. She uses her experiences to advocate for others who are marginalized and make way for them.

As a Senior Consultant, she provides guidance and support in navigating each of her client’s Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Accessibility (IDEA) journeys. With her experience in pulling together comprehensive assessments and transforming that into actionable IDEA plans, Sanjita provides ongoing support and counseling to organizations to transform their cultures. Sanjita also enjoys facilitating discussions, trainings and workshops and specializes in topics like bias, inclusive leadership, cultural competency and allyship. A lifelong learner with a growth mindset, she is working on her second master’s degree in leadership development and is slated to graduate in May 2023.

Infrequently Asked Questions

What’s one thing you love about yourself? Have you always?

I consider myself to be a very kind, compassionate and empathetic person and very glad and proud to have these traits. These traits help me to get along with other individuals, understand others, be open to differences, ideas, perspectives and have empathy. I don’t think there is anything kindness, compassion and empathy cannot solve.

Do you think people can really change?

I do believe people can really change however, there has to be desire for that change. Along with desire, there has to be conscious effort to make that change and a motivation from within to change. Once we have the desire and motivation there are lots of tools, tricks and tips we have access to that can help us in the change we want to see.

What are you currently working through that others can’t see?

I am constantly working on learning about others; people who are different than me, different races, genders, ethnicities, lifestyles, sexual orientations, age groups, the perspectives they have, experiences they have, etc. so I can be better informed, understand them better and be a better DEI practitioner, ally and champion.

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Cook Ross is now BE Equitable

These past few years have been incredibly tumultuous and evolving, where we have witnessed how complex and messy our world is.

In a world of tick-a-box trainings and quick fixes, we at Be Equitable are going after something more satisfying -- we’re here for the transformations. For the forward thinkers and future leaders who know the journey is long and are still ready, we see you and we want to partner with you.

Let’s go beyond the buzzwords to create workplaces that work for people of all races, ethnicities, identities, and abilities. It won’t be neat. And it certainly won’t be simple. Our BE team is ready and committed to get it done.

As we enter this next chapter of our story, we invite you to BE bold, BE inclusive, and BE authentic to the vision you have for yourself and your organization. And together we can create workplaces that are just and equitable for all.