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.
"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."
"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."
"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."
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 a PhD in literary and cultural studies from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2001, 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 Pennyslvania. 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.
Expertise areas are organizational self-assessments, policy development, facilitating task forces, promoting team-building, and enabling community partnerships.
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