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Sanjita Pradhan

Sanjita Pradhan


Consultant Partner

Resilient | Determined | Purpose-Driven | Learner | Restorative

Sanjita believes that each one of us is placed on this earth to fulfil something unique and meaningful. Sanjita also believes in the transformative power of radical kindness, empathy, inner-work, spirituality and meditation. Driven by purpose, Sanjita perceives her existence as an opportunity to leverage her voice, knowledge, and expertise to make a positive impact on the lives of others and leaving the world in a better place.

Reflecting on her roles over the past 15 years, each has been purpose-driven, creating a meaningful impact, particularly for marginalized and minoritized individuals. As the director of a refugee resettlement agency Sanjita successfully executed the complex and challenging task of helping thousands of refugees resettle in their new home in the U.S., while advocating for appropriate resources, and collaborating with local and state government agencies and community organizations to ensure refugees were adequately supported. Sanjita also played a crucial role in advocating for the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community as the executive officer of the Office of Asian Pacific Islander Affairs, and served as the inaugural director of DEI at the Greater Des Moines Partnership, helping the organization set up for success by establishing their first DEI plan.

“As a first-generation immigrant, I have first-hand experience of constantly being ‘the other’, ‘the first, the few, and the only’ on many occasions. This experience has driven me to learn more about the history, and experiences of other marginalized individuals and groups to be a better advocate, ally, and champion for collective impact.”

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Join us for an engaging and interactive Zoom panel with Be Equitable team members who will discuss important issues currently facing the LGBTQ+ community, explore the power of allyship, and transforming workspaces that foster a sense of belonging for all.
Listen, learn and connect with other DEI colleagues and changemakers who every day bravely speak the truth about how together we can create a just and equitable world for all. We hope that you will join us.

This session is part of our #BE365 series which celebrates, educates, and highlights cultural moments and under-represented voices throughout the year.

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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.