About

We Have The Credentials

Principal consultant anupama jain is a Certified Diversity Professional (CDP), so you know that you will work with recognized diversity leaders.

We Have The Experience

Experience across sectors means that all of our clients can rely on our deep understanding of diversity and inclusion challenges.

We Have The Knowledge

We develop our strategies and solutions for promoting inclusion by staying current with best practices and new research in diversity studies.

Clients Testimonials

  • "anu inspired new thought."

    "I enjoyed learning about the practical research backing up the D&I points."

    "I loved anu— great speaker and she made it very relevant."

    Pittsburgh Human Resources AssociationFeedback after the presentation “Inclusive Practices = Good Business”
  • "Working with anu, and benefiting from her 20 years of experience in race and social justice studies, has enabled me to more effectively engage in a public dialogue on the issues that matter to me. Color ME Pittsburgh, a collaborative public art installation designed to prompt discussions of race and inequality, has facilitated connection with hundreds of people representing a broad spectrum of understanding.  anu's deep knowledge base, compassion, and commitment to education allowed us to move from very topical conversations to impactful exchanges more likely to bring about the changes we so desperately need in our society."

    Lisa BrownCommunications Coordinator & Director of Children’s Ministry, St. Paul’s Episcopal Church
  • "Working with Inclusant helped me understand that there are many different perspectives on issues like race, rather than just one or two.  My business has improved since consulting with anu because now I work with more diverse groups in the community and understand better where they are coming from."

    Brian DruskyPresident, Drusky Entertainment LLC

About Our Principal Consultant

Inclusant’s founder and principal consultant anupama jain specializes in cross-sector diversity and inclusion education, with an emphasis on community building, cultural competency, global awareness, and social justice.

She earned her undergraduate degree at Bryn Mawr College and a PhD in literary and cultural studies from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, after which anu spent more than a decade in higher education conducting original research, teaching varied topics, and supporting diversity initiatives.

Her scholarly affiliations have included Union College in upstate New York, Colby College in Maine, and the University of Pittsburgh in Pennsylvania. Her major publication is the book How to Be South Asian in America: Narratives of Ambivalence and Belonging (Temple University Press, 2011), which investigates storytelling and politics, the American Dream, Asian American immigration, gender, and racial economics.

Since 2011, anu has focused on collaborative community organizing and public humanities initiatives in Pittsburgh, partnering with diverse local groups and designing original programming such as Color Me Pgh, Scholars at Large, 12×12: Connecting Pittsburgh to the World.

She continues to teach at the University of Pittsburgh in the program for Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies on topics such as Gender & Leadership and Feminist Theory.

Her D&I practice is informed by passionate commitment to understanding structural barriers to equity, facilitating community partnerships, encouraging experiential learning, and practicing inclusion as an ongoing ethical project.

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anupama jain, Founder of Inclusant, in Cape Town (2015)

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