Maya Toussaint

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging Champion, Social Impact Lead, ERG & Culture Specialist

Maya Toussaint (she/her/hers) is a facilitator and DEI content tour guide with over 15 years of recruitment and HR experience.  Maya is easy to spot and hear in a crowd with her big colourful hair and hearty laugh.  Maya brings a sense of humour, empathy, and real-world context to topics such as Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, allyship and anti-racism practices. Maya has spoken at large events/conferences hosted by companies such as LinkedIn and Microsoft and regularly facilitates education sessions around DEI and recruitment strategy for global organizations. She currently works for Clio as the Senior Manager, Global Social Purpose.

While Maya has led discussions and keynotes around a variety of topics, the most popular themes/topics are around

• Power & Privilege
• Creating Diverse and Inclusive teams
• Becoming an Active Bystander
• DEI + Mental Health
• Intersectionality
• Courageous Cultures
• Inclusive Leadership
• Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging: creating safe spaces for employees to thrive
• Fireside Chat/General session with Q&A on a given topic
• Culture Building for Leaders
• Beyond the LinkedIn Profile: Tips and Tricks to stand out online and market yourself as a brand

Maya launched the first Black Employee Resource Group at LinkedIn (Black Inclusion Group) in 2016 and is a founding council member of the Concordia University Black Alumni Network.

While you can get a sense of her career on LinkedIn, here is a brief of her background:
17+ years Recruitment & HR
14+ years facilitation and training
7+ years DEI specific training
5+ years Branding + Marketing with a DEI lens
Worked at LinkedIn, Shopify and now Amazon

She loves connecting in person! But with the virtual world she is very comfortable using:
Zoom, Teams, Webex, GoogleMeet, Chime, Broadcast, Skype, Bluejeans and GoToMeeting

Maya is based in Montreal, Quebec, is fully bilingual (English & French) and loves to travel.

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