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Veza is about the diversity of thought and inclusive culture. Veza = ‘Connection’ in Croatian
(pronounced like the first half of mezzanine—that in-between floor that connects your today and your tomorrow)
Who we are
Veza aims to create a world where each person is paid equitably and is offered an equal opportunity for success. Our goal is to create organizations and communities where each individual feels they belong, are accepted and understood.
Most importantly, Veza provides strategy, tools and advisory services to embed equity, diversity and inclusion within the framework of how the organization operates. This can be done through our diversity and inclusion assessment tool, various human resources tools that leverage cultural and gender differences to strengthen corporate management and individual leadership. In other words, Veza defines diversity in your staff circle and builds inclusive teams that best suit your workplace’s overall landscape.
Our humanistic approach aims to:
- Access underrepresented candidate pools,
- Support a robust and inclusive culture, and
- Lower the cost of turnover
We partner with both organizations and individual leaders to create systemic change in this world. Veza focuses much on people of culturally diverse backgrounds and strives to uncover their talents through personal coaching, masterminds and training sessions. Learn more about our community and leadership training at Veza Global.
Our team is here to help you recognize the diverse talent network and the equally diverse skills that each member will bring to the community. Talk to us today about how we can support your growth, limit your turnover, and build a solid track to success and profit.
Veza Global has over 15 years of EDI leadership experience and came together through our passion for creating opportunities for people with diverse backgrounds to impact their organizations. Our CEO Manpreet Dhillon, ranked #15 globally on the 2020 EmPower Ethnic Minority Future Leaders list, started Veza to create authentic, human-centered consulting services and leadership coaching programs through a lens of equity for race, culture, gender, and diverse abilities. Veza’s culturally diverse team reflects our mission to help our clients build their own inclusive cultures and strengthen their diversity of thought.
Amidst the ever-growing global economy, it is now the time to bridge the gap between the world of academia and real-life practices. And Veza is here to support organizations to achieve this. Increasing the local and global impact of the organization with a focus on having their team represent the communities they serve.
Who is Veza?
With over 15 years of equity, diversity and inclusion experience, Veza continues to provide support for employers in addressing how structural issues and underlying bias affect recruitment policies, workplace culture, as well as determine general advancement opportunities. First, we use various innovative EDI Assessment and Audits to identify the problem at hand, which is then analyzed and matched with workshops, training sessions, and inclusive leadership coaching.
A select few of our past clients include the HR Tech Group, Immigrant Employer’s Council of BC (IEC-BC), UN Women, the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) and Terramera. We have recently launched the HR Tech Group Diversity and Inclusion Hub that can be found here.
Veza has been working in the D&I space for over ten years in various forms. With a deep understanding of how unconscious bias can inform hiring and recruitment practices, the team brings awareness to methods and processes that address the issue of labour shortage by accessing diverse talent pools. Such knowledge can be applied to the recommendations and the marketing efforts for diversity and inclusion.
- Consulting on gender diversity recruitment plans for UN-affiliated organization, Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW)
- Providing D&I Audits and creating a HUB of best practices for a province wide project with HRTECH Group
- Developing blended learning courses with Immigrant Employers Council of BC (in-person and online) for skilled immigrants as they moved through their employment settlement journey in Canada
- Developing a human resource strategy for OPCW that supported diverse and inclusive cultures especially gender equality
- Developing a mentorship program for UN Women Georgia executed country wide
- Developing a recruitment plan for hiring diverse talent in tech both at an industry level and at an organizational level
- Creating a translation framework for the City of Vancouver to extend various projects to all audiences
Ranked #15 globally on the 2020 EmPower Ethnic Minority Future Leaders list, Manpreet Dhillon is an equity, diversity, and inclusion specialist with a unique lens as a leadership coach for women with culturally diverse backgrounds who want to have an equal seat at the table with equal pay. She focuses on creating systemic change to address institutionalized inequalities through representation from the communities being served. Manpreet has over 15 years of leadership, coaching, human resources, and community development expertise. Manpreet is the founder/CEO of Veza and an Entrepreneur in Residence with Women’s Enterprise Center. Veza has worked with notable organizations, including UN affiliate: Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, UN Women, City of Vancouver, University of British Columbia, HR Tech Group, Immigrant Employers Council of BC, Blenz Coffee, 7-Eleven, Terramera, as well as a host of tech and biotech companies, and non-profit organizations. She also led a trade mission of women entrepreneurs to Croatia – one of the first held by a private company to further the mission of increasing export by women entrepreneurs. Manpreet has held positions as a board member of Canada India Education Society, live Big Society, British Columbia Institute of Technology Alumni Board of Directors, past Board Member of Royal Roads University, and has served on various arts and health boards. Manpreet is a twice contributing author to Chicken Soup for the Soul, and a contributing author to Forbes, Thrive Global, and Small Business BC. www.vezaglobal.com
She received her Masters in Organizational Management and resides in Vancouver, BC, Canada.