Smita Tharoor is the founder of Tharoor Associates, a training, coaching and organisational development company that understands the importance of the unconscious bias - both personal and corporate- and its role in defining an organisations identity and practices. She is the recipient of the “Global Diversity Leadership” Award at the 2017 World HRD Congress. She is a consultant with the Disability Arts, Culture & Human Rights group Together!2012. She is an Associate of the Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development, an NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming) Practitioner, Coach, Mentor and Mindfulness Practitioner.
Smita is a motivational keynote speaker and trainer. Whether it’s speaking to 350 women at a gender conference in Philadelphia or Penang, at a BAME (Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic) conference in London or to a group of IT professionals in Bangalore, Smita is empowering and inspiring. She connects with the audience on a personal level and people remember the talk long after it was given.
Growing up in pluralistic India taught her the value of tolerance and the appreciation of accepting differences. She is passionate about the unconscious bias and how it impacts on all aspects of leadership development. Her experience working in the UK, India, Europe, Asia and the USA gives her a unique advantage in understanding the expectations and needs of different cultures.