Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging (DEIB)

About the IABC DEIB Shared Interest Group

The business case for Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging (DEIB) is well established. Data collected by global management consulting firms and other employment authorities clearly show that companies with diverse workforces, inclusive business practices and equitable policies outperform those that do not prioritize DEI and embed its principles into their culture. For business communicators and leaders responsible for promoting DEIB within their organizations and contributing to a healthy, inclusive workplace culture, this Shared Interest Group welcomes you! We are building an IABC community of professionals who are learning together how to apply DEIB authentically for the greatest impact in our workplace in our world. Join us!

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About Our Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging (DEIB) SIG Leaders

Anuja Kale Agarwal

Anuja is an accomplished global communications professional, with extensive experience in the insurance, banking, financial and professional services industry in Asia, US and Canada. She is the National Communications Director at PwC Canada and her prior work experience includes communication leadership roles at Deutsche Bank, GE, Aviva and Veritas. Anuja works closely with senior business leaders and key stakeholders to deliver measurable results and effective change and culture building programs.

Anuja is actively engaged in CSR and DEI initiatives, and has served on several Diversity and Inclusion Councils. She is currently serving as the Chair of the IABC Global DEI Committee. She coaches and mentors graduate students and young executives on building their personal brand and executive presence. She is also a guest speaker and writer on topics such as leadership communication and engagement.

Roy Woods

Roy Woods Jr. is a Strategic Communications professional with over 18 years of extensive experience across various sectors, including state government, education, and healthcare. He is the Director of Communications at Springpoint, a senior living provider in the Mid-Atlantic region. In this role, he is responsible for developing, implementing, and managing strategic communications to inform and engage internal audiences, including employees, residents, and clients. Previously, he was a Senior Communications Technician with the Office of Information Technology for the State of New Jersey, where he provided strategic support and counsel to several state agencies, including but not limited to the Governor’s Office, the Department of Transportation, the Department of Education, and the Department of Taxation. He holds a Master of Communications and Media from Rutgers University.


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