Ep. 81 - From Dialogue to Action: Transforming the Consulting Industry through Diversity and Inclusion - with Devyani Gupta

Ep. 81 - From Dialogue to Action: Transforming the Consulting Industry through Diversity and Inclusion - with Devyani Gupta

In the quest for inclusion, actions speak louder than words. Learn how we can all lead by example.

In this thought-provoking episode, we sit down with Devyani Gupta, a seasoned Director at PwC, who brings more than 17 years of experience in driving major transformation programs and is committed to embedding change in the industry through innovative diversity and inclusion strategies. Devyani talks about the challenges she has overcome as a woman of color in a predominantly white, male-dominated industry, and the actionable steps she has seen that foster a more inclusive environment.

You'll learn:

1. The pivotal role of personal experiences in shaping D&I initiatives.
2. How diversity directly impacts business outcomes and innovation.
3. Strategies for incorporating D&I into core business strategies.
4. The importance of leadership action and role modelling in driving D&I beyond mere conversation.
5. Insights into balancing your career progression and personal life in consulting.
6. Devyani's vision for a truly inclusive and diverse consulting industry.


Get in touch with Devyani Gupta on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/guptadevyani/

Business book recommendation:
The Promises of Giants by John Amaechi


Details about PwC:
Website: https://www.pwc.com/gx/en
Industry: Professional Services (Assurance, Tax, and Advisory)
Size: 10,001+ employees
Year: 1998


About the host Sammy Gebele:
Sammy and SAWOO offer a B2B community-building service that establishes you as a thought leader in your industry and helps you build genuine, human-to-human relationships with your dream clients.

Get in touch with Sammy Gebele on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sammygebele/


Past guests on the LEADERS IN CONSULTING Podcast include: Friederich von Hurter, Melanie Tobler, Tilman Au, and many more!


The "LEADERS IN CONSULTING" Podcast is dedicated to helping Partners and Managing Directors of Consultancies grow their business faster. If you want to learn best practices from other Leaders in Consulting, this show is for you.

Each episode features an interview with a consultancy Partner, Managing Director or Thought Leader, discussing topics like:

  1. How to set up a winning strategy for your consultancy
  2. How to upsell and cross-sell more
  3. How to win big whale leads and convert those to clients
  4. Hiring and keeping valuable team members
  5. How to become a thought leader by building your personal brand

Hosted by

Sammy Gebele, CEO of SAWOO