Adriana brings 15+ years of diverse experience as a workplace human rights and employment lawyer, trainer and facilitator in gender, diversity and inclusion, leadership and organizational well-being. She has vast experience working nationally and internationally with the United Nations, as well as the public, non-profit and private sector.
Trilingual in English, French and Spanish, Adriana leverages her well-rounded background to support organizations to create more positive, equitable and inclusive work environments through training, policy/strategy development and strategic coaching. Prior to her consulting work, Adriana spent several years as a human rights lawyer specialising in workplace discrimination and sexual harassment and taught Women and the Law at the University of Ottawa.
Adriana previously held the position of Director, Organizational Wellness at Homewood Heath, leading a team of organizational development and training specialists to develop workplace solutions in areas including gender diversity, sexual harassment and workplace mental health. In addition, she worked with Equitas – International Centre for Human Rights Education, leading development and implementation of a new gender equality action plan. She has consulted with UN Women Georgia to build organizational capacity to create and implement sexual and gender-based harassment prevention mechanisms and recently worked with a prominent Georgian Microfinance company to support women’s advancement through training and coaching to empower senior women leaders.
A natural facilitator, at once positive, passionate, forceful, articulate and pragmatic, clients respond most favourably to Adriana’s candor, sense of humour, warmth and knack for communication of concepts in practical ways, building internal capacity and identifying strengths and gaps in workplace policy and culture.
Adriana holds a Civil and Common Law degree from McGill University, a B.A. in International Development/Spanish from Dalhousie University, a Master’s Certificate in Adult Training &
Development from the Canadian Organisation Development Institute/York University Schulich School of Business and is a Certified Training Practitioner (CTP) with the Institute for
Performance & Learning.