2023 Workshop Provider
Head of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Head of diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) at Gowling WLG, Shereen Samuels has over 23 years of experience in DEI change work, curriculum development, and group process facilitation. She has over 20 years of experience in leadership, policy development, strategic planning, communications, board governance, and risk management. In her many years as a DEI consultant, Shereen designed and delivered DEI learning and development solutions for clients such as the City of Vernon, the Social Planning Council of the North Okanagan, CMHA Vernon and the Calgary Folk Music Festival Society. Shereen is also the creator of the Meaningful Inclusion Matrix, a research-based framework to guide organizations in becoming more inclusive. Shereen identifies as a Black, queer, first-generation immigrant ciswoman of South African heritage. She is grateful to live and work in Moh’kinstsis (also known as Calgary), in the ancestral territories of the Blackfoot Confederacy, Treaty 7 territory which is also home to the Tsuu T’ina and Iyarhe Nakoda nations, and the Métis nation, Region 3 as part of the Northwest Métis homeland.