May 12
Chapter Meeting

May 2021 Virtual Chapter Meeting

05/12/21 12:00pm to 1:00pm

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https://www.eventbrite.com/e/iowa-cpcu-society-virtual-chapter-meeting-m...

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Date: May 12, 12:00 PM
Location: Zoom Meeting
Speaker: Sanjita Pradhan, Director of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion for the Greater Des Moines Partnership

Sanjita Pradhan, Director of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion for the Greater Des Moines Partnership will be joining us to discuss some of the initiatives taking place in the Des Moines area.

Sanjita has a Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) in India. Sanjita worked as resettlement Director of the refugee resettlement program at Catholic Charities where she helped resettle and integrate thousands of refugees from Nepal, Iraq, Burma, Eritrean, Sudan, Liberia, Tunisia, Pakistan and many other countries resettle and reunite with their families.

Sanjita also worked at the Office of Asian and Pacific Islander Affairs. Sanjita’s role at the Department of Human Rights was to serve as the central agency to advocate for Asian and Pacific Islanders (API) in the state, coordinate and cooperate with the efforts of the state departments and agencies to serve the needs of API persons in participating fully in the economic, social, and cultural life of the state, and to provide direct assistance to those who request it.

Currently, Sanjita works at the Greater Des Moines Partnership leading Diversity, Equity & Inclusion work for the region. In this role Sanjita provides one on one consultation to The Partnership Investors on creating a comprehensive DEI plan that has measurable goals and outcomes, leads an internal DEI initiative and coordinates regular events/webinars around DEI to share best practices and inspire action. Sanjita also provides in-depth trainings on various DEI topics to member organizations.

Sanjita is a Certified Diversity Professional (CDP)® and working on her Certified Diversity Executive (CDE)® credential.