Dr. Shilpa Tiwari (She/her/elle) is Global EVP of Social Impact, Sustainability and EDI at Citizen Relations and Founder of Her Climb, an initiative to amplify voices and experience of racialized and Indigenous women. She has spent her entire almost 20-year career advancing sustainability, social impact, EDI across a variety of sectors including mining, oil and gas, forestry, financial services, and consumer goods.
Growing up Shilpa didn’t see many stories being told that included people who looked like her. She is working hard to change that through her work and writing. Shilpa believes diversity of thought doesn’t happen without diversity of representation. When diversity in points of views, life experiences, and cultural backgrounds come together around a table – colliding, clashing, and collaborating- that’s when magic happens. That’s when we come up with that one breakthrough idea, campaign, innovation- to authentically and purposefully serve customers and communities.
Mama to four-year-old Uma and eight-year-old Niko, Shilpa sees everyday how powerful it is when children see themselves in the world around them.