Upcoming Events

Webinar: Why Conversations Don’t Work
The diversity and inclusion echo chamber is in full force today as the internet amplifies the approaches that have been consistently failing for decades.
Join us on Monday, October 26 to learn
  • Why having brave conversations isn’t enough
  • 5 ways to drive impactful D&I work within your organizations
  • Which metrics matter in D&I

Sign up for our webinar on October 26, 1PM EDT.

Corporate Secretary Forum – Canada

Our Chief Legal Officer Naveen Mehta is joining a panel discussion, “Diversity and inclusion: working with the board and beyond.” Taking place on October 15th, the panel will cover:

  • How can governance professionals work with boards to increase diversity?
  • Can and should diversity metrics be part of executive and board compensation?
  • What corporate reporting should governance teams be developing around diversity?

Mastering the Art of High Performance Leadership

A new series on the importance of developing greater self awareness
Part 1: Self Awareness for the Indispensable Leader

In this session we will be focusing on the first 3 keys of the MESH Emotional Intelligence model: Emotional Awareness, Mindfulness and Introspection. We will explore:

  • Why we feel, what we feel, when we feel it
  • How we can be more present and focused on how we are feeling and what we are sensing in the moment
  • How we can develop our ability to objectively assess the “rightness” of our thoughts and behaviours

You can access a recording of Part 1 from your FREE MESH/platform account.

Part 2: Balance for the Indispensable Leader

In this session we will be focusing on the next 3 keys of the MESH Emotional Intelligence model: Boundary Setting, Acceptance and Confidence. We’ll look at:

  • How we balance our needs against the needs or expectations of others.
  • How comfortable we are with ourselves, and the degree to which we embrace our differences.
  • How confidence is driven by our choices

You can access a recording of Part 2 from your FREE MESH/platform account.

Part 3: Changing Work Realities and its Impact on Leadership and Communication

As we continue our series on leadership, we are hosting a panel discussion with various leaders. The panelists are going to be discussing how the ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic has affected their workplaces and impacted their leadership. Joining us for the discussion are:

  • Dr. Leeno Karumanchery, Co-Founder and Head of Behavioural Sciences at MESH/diversity
  • Shavonne Hasfal-McIntosh, Diversity and Belonging Lead at Shopify
  • Kyle Hermans, Founder and CEO at Be Courageous
  • Fatima Zaidi, Co-Founder and CEO at Quill Inc.

You can access a recording of this panel from your FREE MESH/platform account.

Leveraging EQ to Survive & Thrive

A series on how Emotional Intelligence is the key to navigating the COVID-19 Pandemic
Part 1: Performance in a time of Massive Change & Stress

In part one of this new series, Dr. Leeno Karumanchery provides an introduction into Emotional Intelligence (EQ) and dives into the MESH/Platform metrics to cover these key topics:

  • How to avoid the specific performance pitfalls that a pandemic brings out in us
  • The best communication strategies that ensure remote team success
  • How best to proactively limit the challenges that remote work brings
  • Why resilience is a leading indicator of high performance

You can access a recording of Part 1 from your FREE MESH/platform account.

Part 2: The Power of Civility

Building on our previous discussion of the value that EQ brings to team performance, in this episode Dr Karumanchery will be exploring “Civility” as a CORE Leadership skill. The key takeaways from the session will be:

  • How civility drives positive workplace environments
  • What incivility does to teams, engagement and productivity
  • How to proactively limit the negative impacts that stress driven incivility can have on remote teams
  • Why civility is a key building block of belonging, inclusion and performance.

You can access a recording of Part 2 from your FREE MESH/Platform account.

Part 3: The Indispensable Communicator

Building on our previous discussion of the value that EQ brings to team performance, in this episode Dr Karumanchery will be exploring MESH’s 3 Core Communication Pillars. These are skills that every indispensable communicator should focus on honing:

  • The Communications HALT states (When you know you are likely not at your best)
  • The 4 Communication MUSTS
  • Regulating the Internal Voice

You can access a recording of Part 3 from your FREE MESH/Platform account.

Previous Events

Diversity in the Workplace – The Unconscious Bias in Recruiting and Hiring

Our own Dr. Leeno Karumanchery recently sat down for a panel hosted by Global Talent Accelerator alongside Cassie Myers, Founder and CEO of Lunaria Solutions, to discuss the negative impacts of unconscious bias in the hiring process and how to mitigate it. Watch the panel discussion here.

InfluenceHR Panel on Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging

On July 9th, our own Chief Legal Officer Naveen Mehta participated in a panel host by InfluenceHR. Alongside s as Jason Karmody from Google, Ludmila Praslova, Ph.D., Professor at  Vanguard University, and International Diversity & Inclusion Hall of Fame Speaker Leonora Billings-Harris, the panel focused on a discussion of Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging initiatives. 

Technology and Other Hacks by Design

Disruption in the legal profession is knocking at the door with so many new technologies available to the legal community. Our own Naveen Mehta joins an expert panel where you will hear how you can best harness digital and other technology to be competitive and enhance the process of change as you champion diversity and inclusion. This digital panel takes place on May 29 – register today!

ORDER of WMI and Propel Virtual Fireside Chat with Leeno Karumanchery

High performing teams don’t happen by accident – good leaders and managers need to be strong communicators to develop the culture their business needs to be responsive and adaptable to changes both internal and external. In this session, we discuss MESH/Diversity’s ‘3 Communication Pillars’ – what they are, and how they work to empower stronger teams – as well as some of the key traits that every indispensable communicator must have in their repertoire to survive and thrive. The webinar takes place May 25 – register here!

SocialHRCamp 2020 Virtual 4.0

On Thursday, April 30th, Dr. Leeno Karumanchery will be part of the SocialHRCamp 2020 Virtual 4.0 series. Joining Anna Dewar Gully, Dr. Kristen Liesch, Alysha M. Campbell and Jeff Waldman, the panel will be discussing cultivating continuing workplace diversity, inclusion and belonging initiatives during the ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic. Register for the session.

Forum on Workplace Inclusion

For the 2020 Forum on Workplace Inclusion, Dr. Leeno Karumanchery will be presenting his session “When Passion is Not Enough: Understanding the Science to Belonging, Inclusion and Growth.This 3-hour session will be an in-depth look into why science and metrics must be at the centre of Diversity & Inclusion efforts within organizations.

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Advancing “WE” in Policing

As part of the Advancing “WE” in Policing 2020 Workshop, Dr. Leeno Karumanchery will be doing a 3-hour deep-dive session on February 20 into why the Diversity Intelligence™ is a game changer. He will move away from simplistic approaches to “diversity as difference,” to help participants understand how D&I, when done well, can help embed meaningful, self-sustaining culture change in Police Services.

Ask the Experts: Diversity & Inclusion for the Internal Communicator

Diversity and inclusion matters. And not just to your company’s bottom line. When we make our workplaces more diverse, inclusive, and empathetic, we’re not only fuelling innovation and productivity, we’re helping make work more meaningful and connected. Dr. Leeno Karumanchery joins three other panelists for an insightful webinar hosted by Bananatag.

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FACL Ontario Annual Conference and Gala

Taking place on February 8, 2020, our own Naveen Mehta will be speaking at the FACL Ontario 13th Annual Conference and Gala. Naveen will be speaking on the panel “Voices of Change: How to be an Ally to Racialized Women in Law” discussing the barriers racialized women face and how they can make their voices heard.

Leadership Durham Diversity & Inclusion Day

On January 31, 2020, Dr. Leeno Karumanchery will be speaking at Leadership Durham for their Diversity & Inclusion day. Participants of the session will gain a thorough understanding of diversity in today’s world. They will understand how to utilize Diversity Intelligence™ to respect, appreciate and value the differences of others.

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Catalyst: Women in Tech

We were very pleased to sponsor the “Catalyst: Women in Tech” event on January 15th, co-hosted by Quill Inc and Willful. This invite-only breakfast is geared toward non-engineering women in tech, and was an amazing opportunity for attendees to share their experiences and expand their networks.

Canadian Employee Benefits Conference

At the 51st annual conference in San Francisco, Dr. Leeno Karumanchery will be delivering a session, “From Unconscious Bias to Harassment – How Microaggressions Are Changing the Workplace Landscape.” In this session, he will focus on how unconscious bias can lead to workplace discrimination, how to best understand microagressions and how they can lead harassment, and how to drive productive cultures and mitigate workplace harassment.

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SAAS North

Our own Dr. Leeno Karumanchery will be speaking at this year’s SAAS North conference, taking place in Ottawa at the Shaw Centre in November. His session, “Scaling Culture Through Conversations: A Guide to Building Strong Remote & Dispersed Teams,” is coming up on November 27, 2019. 


On November 21, our own Dr. Leeno Karumanchery will be giving a talk as part of the TEDxOshawaED event. We are thrilled to have him speaking at this forum focused on issues of equity and marginalization, and how they might intersect with technology and what the future of education might look like.

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EDI Imperative

Taking place in Ottawa, our own Chief Legal Officer Naveen Mehta gavea keynote speech at this year’s OSPE EDI Imperative, focused on changing the profile of STEAM in Canada. This talk took place during the conference on November 6, 2019.

Greater Nashville IT Summit

A one-day conference on October 15, 2019, this year’s theme revolved around “digital transformation,” with content tracks focused on emerging technologies, cloud strategy and adoption, and leadership transformation. Dr. Leeno Karumanchery presented his talk, “Bringing D&I into your DNA: How Measuring Inclusion Drives Results Across the Talent Cycle,” which touches on the MESH Diversity Intelligence™ Platform as a tool that actually allows leaders to measure inclusion with real data and metrics.

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Global Conference Board

In September, MESH/diversity was invited to present at a private event in Washington, D.C., put on by The Conference Board. This event was for their Global chapter. It provided an exciting opportunity for us to share the progress we’ve made in the Diversity & Inclusion field with a group that has a global reach.


In August, MESH/diversity was invited to speak with a group at ICTAM for their #EqualityEquationWpg event. During his session, Dr. Leeno Karumanchery spoke on the importance of how power dynamics play a role in the way people interact in their workplace culture. He also shared insights on some best practices for designing an effective D&I strategy, including a follow-up webinar with attendees to go further in-depth.

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Atlantic Venture Forum 2019

Alongside other companies working in Information & Communications Technology, MESH/diversity presented at the 2019 Atlantic Venture Forum in Halifax, June 27. We enjoyed sharing the innovative work we have been doing in the Diversity & Inclusion field and how it incorporates technology to make inclusion a metric that matters for your organization.

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Dr. Leeno Karumanchery delivered his speech, “When Passion is Not Enough: Understanding the Science of Belonging, Inclusion and Growth,” at the ATD 2019 International Conference & Exposition in Washington, D.C.. He touched on his groundbreaking Diversity Intelligence approach to speak on the importance of metrics when it comes to effective D&I strategy.

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Heading to Phoenix, Dr. Leeno Karumanchery delivered his talk, “Better Communication Through Diversity Intelligence,” an eye-opening session aimed toward communicators. Understanding the connections that runs between “Diversity” and “Emotional Intelligence” is key to how we build better communications between diverse people in our organizations.


Culture is integral to whether an organization can effectively attract, hire, develop and retain top talent. Recognizing D&I as a vital piece of the puzzle, forward thinking leaders are doing everything they can to drive the change, and in spite of the effort, results remain quite hit and miss. In his talk, “What if we could actually measure inclusion?” Dr. Leeno Karumanchery tackled this problem at the Inclusion19 event in Zurich in April.

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