Vice President, Belonging, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion | Udemy
As a people-centric executive with keen insight, perspective, and emotional quotient, Madhavi Bhasin offers 10+ years of experience building, refining, and integrating DEI strategies and programs into business approaches and organizational processes.
Madhavi’s career began in academic research and has expanded to nonprofits and diversity and inclusion consulting. Her influence in creating people-centric organizations that allow business leaders to find value and reward in its people has been the cornerstone of her career. By creating engaged and motivated workforces, she has steered companies towards a holistic approach to creating world-class products and programs.
In her current role as Vice President of Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging (DIB) for San Francisco-based Okta, Inc., Madhavi launched and established a DIB function as a driver of business value and investment in progressive DIB partnerships.
In 2014 Madhavi was hired by the global tech education nonprofit Technovation, where she was the Senior Director of the Technovation Girls Program. Under her leadership, the program has engaged 18,000 girls in over 120 countries. She also was credited with launching the Technovation 2018 Alliance of Partnerships for social impact with Google.org, Salesforce.org, Adobe Foundation, and Verizon.
In addition to her DEI passion, experience, and commitment, Madhavi is an experienced program manager. As Program Officer for the global nonprofit Institute of International Education, she supported/launched programs that focused on building individual/organizational capacities for globally distributed programs across the Middle East, North Africa, and Tunisia.
Madhavi brings a passion and skill to all things people including counseling, recruiting, developing, motivating, training, and supporting them in achieving their goals and inspirations. By approaching DEI as a center of excellence rather than a function, she has cultivated partnerships and collaboration networks that enable organizations to develop and capitalize on the best use of human potential through inclusive and balanced talent management strategies.
Madhavi earned a Ph.D. in International Relations from Jadavpur University in Kolkata, India, where her research focused on building social, political, and economic movements among marginalized minority groups. She received both Master and Bachelor of Arts degrees from Delhi University.