Oct 24, 2019
Certified Diversity Executive Sarika Bhakta goes beyond the buzzwords to the power of attracting and engaging diversity that leads to greater innovation and more connected workplaces for everyone.
A visionary leader and entrepreneur, Sarika was born in Gujarat, India and raised in the American Midwest. Adjusting to the American culture was extremely challenging for Sarika, inspiring her life’s mission of helping people identify their authentic self to be successful change agents and leaders in today’s ever-changing global economy. She is a seasoned and multi-faceted executive who has over 20 years of experience empowering diverse talent and population groups to maximize their leadership potential while increasing their cultural competency and global perspective.
Prior to launching her consulting firm, Sarika worked in both the for-profit and non-profit sectors across the US, with several entities who had significant international presence. She is a sought-after consultant, speaker, trainer and community engager due to her high energy, interactive and inspiring style. Sarika transforms organizational cultures enterprise-wide by utilizing Equity, Diversity, Inclusion & Engagement business solutions driving innovation and sustainable outcomes.
Sarika is a co-investigator/research collaborator for a national study assessing women’s leadership progression in the workplace while conducting a deeper exploration on challenges and opportunities impacting Asian Pacific Islander women’s leadership trajectory. She is also a co-author of “Power Up, Super Women”, an anthology book on women’s empowerment, and a proud recipient of Corridor Business Journal’s “Forty Under 40” award.
In today’s conversation with us, Sarika shares her personal experience immigrating from India to the American Midwest, her perspective on diversity in the workplace and surrounding community – what it is, what it’s not, and how she empowers leaders to deliver innovative results through building and nurturing the diversity within their teams.
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