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Veza aims to create a world where organizations provide equal opportunities so each person is paid equitably and has an opportunity to succeed – with a workplace culture that ensures all staff feel like they belong, are accepted, and understood.
Veza provides tools and resources to build diverse and inclusive teams by leveraging cultural and gender diversity, diverse abilities and promoting diverse populations in leadership.
We work with both organizations and individuals to create systematic change for inclusive organizations, while ensuring there are diverse candidates to fill open opportunities.
Using our human centered approach to create inclusive products and workplace cultures through proven Diversity & Inclusion initiatives, we support organizations in:
- Attracting the best talent by accessing underrepresented candidate pools,
- Having a positive public image, and
- Lowering the cost of turnover.
More about our services related to organizations are available at Veza Strategy.
We partner with culturally diverse women to uncover their strengths through coaching, masterminds and training so they can thrive as leaders. Learn more about our community and leadership training at Veza Community.
Our onboarding process is designed to empower your team and outfit them with the tools they need to succeed. Talk to us today about how we can support your growth, limit your turnover, and put you on a solid track to success and profit.
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.
- Developing blended learning courses with the Immigrant Employers Council of BC (in-person and online) for skilled immigrants as they move through their employment settlement journey in Canada
- Consulting on gender diversity recruitment plans for UN-affiliated organization, Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW)
- Developing a human resource strategy for OPCW that supported diverse and inclusive cultures
- Developing a recruitment plan for hiring diverse talent in tech both at an industry level and at an organizational level
- Creation of tools such as translation framework for the City of Vancouver to access all audiences for different projects
- Currently working with the HR Tech Group on a tech sector benchmarking of D&I
Manpreet is the Founder and CEO of Veza and a Certified Personal and Business Coach, and a Certified Human Resources Professional with a Masters in Organizational Management.
Manpreet has over 15 years of leadership, human resources and community development expertise and has worked with notable organizations including: UN affiliate: Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, City of Vancouver, University of British Columbia, Blenz Coffee, 7-Eleven, as well as a host of tech and biotech companies, Canadian political parties, and non-profit organizations. Manpreet has designed and led workshops and trainings both in-person and online in the areas of diversity, human resources, coaching, management and leadership. Manpreet has held positions as a past Board Member of the 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 the best selling Amazon book—365 Days to the Soul. Manpreet received her Masters in Organizational Management from the University of Phoenix and resides in Vancouver.
Krista is an accomplished program developer and facilitator, focused on creating transformational experiences and broader social change. She comes from the non-profit and thinktank sectors, bringing expertise on policy based research, thoughtful program development and effective communication strategies—both online and off. Having executed bilingual Canada-wide programs with the Inter-Council Network and headed two NGOs doing work in India and Vancouver, Krista is adept at engaging various stakeholder groups to achieve results.
She holds a Master’s degree in Global Governance from the Balsillie School of International Affairs with a research focus on environmental governance and water policy in the Global South. She is passionate about sustainability and social equity