Morgane is the Sales Lead at Veza Global. Her background includes working in Customer Service, Marketing, Sales and Operations. Apart from being a consultant at Veza, Morgane also runs two other businesses in the beauty and in children’s entertainment industries.
Of French Heritage, Morgane has been a visitor on the unceded territory of the Musqueam, Squamish and Tseil-Waututh people since 1999.
“Growing up in the culturally diverse Caribbean islands and moving to Canada as a pre-teen, I learned early on to adapt and learn to understand those around me. Veza’s goal of helping companies through their Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging journey is something that I can get behind, as I know it will help make the world a better place.”
Possessing over 20 years of leadership, coaching, human resources, and community development expertise, Manpreet Dhillon is the Founder of Veza Global and is ranked #15 globally on the 2020 EmPower Ethnic Minority Future Leaders list. Veza Global is a tech enabled equity, diversity and inclusion consulting firm. Manpreet is Canadian born Indian, with parents from India. Born and raised in Kamloops, a visitor on the unceded territory of the Sto-lo, Kwantlen and Coast Salish Peoples in BC. A person living with a disability, Manpreet has held positions as a board member of Canada India Education Society, liveBIG Society, and many others, and is also a contributing author to Forbes, Thrive Global, Small Business BC, and Chicken Soup for the Soul.
Unnati, a Indian born Canadian, with parents from India was born and raised in Mumbai, India, moved to
Vancouver, BC in 2008. Unnati lives and works on the unceded Coast Salish Territory, traditional shared
lands of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skxwú7mesh (Squamish) & Səl̓ílwətaʔ (Tsleil-Waututh) peoples.
Unnati comes with 12+ years of global business experience as an Entrepreneur & Human Resources
Professional. She is also a Registered Therapeutic Counsellor & a Life Coach and has her own practice
called Clay Consulting. Written 3 books and mentored several people through the years, she has taken
many workshops for corporates, community centres both in India & Canada. Working through different
industries and taking HR to the next level Unnati believes in a holistic perspective which helps to analyze
the gaps and creatively come up with solutions which can give appropriate results. A fine balance of soft
and hard skills is what Unnati brings along through her experience and education.
At Veza Global, Unnati brings her Human Resource experience to help corporates understand the need
for inclusion and implement it at various levels in their organization. Her passion for this work stems from
her need for all to be treated equally irrespective of where they come from. Her strong belief that human
beings should be identified purely as humans and in no other manner is the change she seeks to bring
about in the world through changing mindsets. The only way to equality, equity and inclusion is to work
inside out which Unnati brings through suggestive changes at organizational levels and structures
through recommending appropriate trainings, workshops, engagement, change management, inclusion
processes, so on and so forth.
Michelle Casavant is mixed heritage, French, Cree-Metis, and Irish from central Saskatchewan. She has been a visitor on the unceded territory of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil Waututh people since 1997. Michelle has a background and formal training in fine arts, education and law. As a member of the urban Indigenous community in Vancouver for 20 years she has been actively involved in breaking down barriers for Indigenous peoples and students and building bridges with non-Indigenous peoples and communities.
Michelle’s work in Aboriginal law began 15 years ago. She has worked for the federal government for 10 years in numerous roles involving Indigenous peoples and communities: she was part of the legal team at the Department of Justice that conducted the Independent Assessment Process hearings for residential school survivors, she has been a Negotiator with Crown-Indigenous Relations, and managed a consultation team for major projects with Indigenous Services Canada.
Michelle has sat and sits on many boards and committees providing Indigenous perspectives to policies and programming. She has a passion for sharing her culture. Michelle actively hosts Indigenous authors book clubs, cultural competency training, community engagement, and cultural workshops.
Andisheh is an EDI Associate at Veza Global. She has experience in community engagement, facilitation, anti-racism, anti-oppression, human rights, as well as mass atrocity prevention and response. She holds a Master of Arts in Human Rights Studies from Columbia University and a Bachelor of Arts (Honors) in Political Science with International Relations from the University of British Columbia. She has worked with and volunteered for numerous organizations, including Simon Fraser University, the International Coalition of the Responsibility to Protect (ICRtoP), Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada, UN Women in Afghanistan, and the North Shore Women’s Centre.