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