a thought leader and strategic consultant… [whose] transformative impacts led international leaders to seek Zahra’s advice and services.
“I’ve worked with Zahra for 10 years. She is a thought leader and strategic consultant who sees the big picture and strives to empower the marginalized. She is adept at translating data, complex ideas, and cultural insights into plain English and actionable, measurable goals with empathy and impact. I watched her build a team, pilot, and scale nationally a workshop series on living one’s values in daily life, from scratch, in 9 months. Within a couple of years, leaders abroad saw the program’s transformative impacts on participants. They sought and secured Zahra’s counsel in doing similar work for them.”
A foundation of building leading organizations is a diverse and highly qualified workforce which appreciates all differences, including religious diversity. I don’t know a better expert than Dr. Jamal.
“Religious diversity is the tip of the spear in the diversity, inclusion and ESG space. It should be top of mind for Fortune 1000 companies. It should have equal weighting with race, gender, and sexual orientation. Zahra has a proven track record in helping corporate, government, and nonprofit clients align purpose, people, and profits by investing in all types of diversity, including religious diversity. She’s an expert on Islam, a leader in this niche field, and the ideal consultant for your organization.”
an impressively skilled diversity, equity, inclusion consultant [whose] expertise… is vital for investors and clients to remain competitive.
“Zahra is an impressively skilled diversity, equity, inclusion consultant with expertise in religious diversity and Islam. She has trained tens of thousands of corporate leaders—including those from Goldman Sachs, Facebook, and Disney— on how to engage diverse Muslim employees and customers, which is increasingly important in today’s business world. Zahra’s focus on cultural competence and on ROI for her investors and clients is vital for them to remain competitive.”
Zahra is an impressively skilled diversity, equity, inclusion consultant with expertise in religious diversity and Islam. She has trained tens of thousands of corporate leaders—including those from Goldman Sachs, Facebook, and Disney— on how to engage diverse Muslim employees and customers, which is increasingly important in today’s business world. Zahra’s focus on cultural competence and on ROI for her investors and clients is vital for them to remain competitive.
In a world that lacks knowledge and tolerance around religious diversity, this topic remains in the closet just like race, gender and sexual orientation had for decades. To build a leading organization, you need a solid foundation. That foundation is a diverse and highly qualified workforce that appreciates all differences, including religious diversity. I don’t know a better expert than Dr. Jamal who can help bring to life these differences as an organizational strength.
Zahra is a thought leader and strategic consultant who sees the big picture. She translates data, complex ideas, and cultural insights into plain English and actionable, measurable goals. [Her] transformative impacts led international leaders to seek Zahra’s advice and services.
Harvard Professor Gets You The Best Results
Dr. Zahra Jamal is Founder and CEO of The Inclusion Expert, a minority woman-owned diversity consultancy supporting religious, racial, and gender diversity, with expertise in Muslim diversity. She is also Associate Director of Rice University's Boniuk Institute for Religious Tolerance. Previously, she was an award-winning faculty member at Harvard, MIT, and the University of Chicago.
For 20+ years, Zahra has helped Fortune 1000 companies, federal governments, and nonprofitsorganizations to better understand and engage diverse stakeholders, build belonging, and maximize business and ESG outcomes. Past clients include Facebook, Goldman Sachs, Siemens, Disney, the United Nations, G-20 Interfaith Forum, and others in North America, Central Asia, and the Middle East.
Zahra has appeared on CBS, BBC World News, and Australian Broadcast Corporation. She has published in The Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Foreign Policy, The Hill, and I Speak for Myself, an anthology praised by Nobel Prize Winner Dr. Muhammad Yunus, Her Majesty Queen Noor, and Deepak Chopra. Dr. Jamal received her Ph.D. in Social Anthropology and Middle Eastern Studies from Harvard and is a Certified Diversity Professional.
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