Congratulations to DIVERSEcity CEO Neelam Sahota on new designation

DIVERSEcity CEO Neelam Sahota completes ICD-Rotman Directors Education Program

DIVERSEcity Community Resources Society would like to congratulate our CEO, Neelam Sahota, for successfully completing the ICD-Rotman Directors Education Program (DEP) and for earning the coveted ICD.D designation, which has been synonymous with excellence in the boardroom and granted by the Institute of Corporate Directors. This is the only professional designation for Canadian directors recognized both nationally and internationally.

“In a world where dynamics are constantly shifting, governance expertise becomes indispensable. Neelam’s valedictorian honour with the Institute of Corporate Directors showcases not only her personal dedication, but also the importance of a cohesive CEO-and -Board of Directors partnership. Her leadership is crucial for leveraging collective wisdom and advancing our organizational mission amidst complexity,” says Upkar Singh Tatlay, Board Chair, DIVERSEcity.

One of DIVERSEcity’s strategic pillars is collective impact and advocacy through investing in future generations of changemaker s with lifelong skills, motivation and the networks required to create a more equitable and sustainable world.  We are proud to have our CEO leading this charge through modeling this through lifelong learning.  Neelam has garnered two provincial-level awards for her governance leadership while serving in the capacity of Board Chair of both  the Surrey Local Immigration Partnership and Surrey Libraries.  Other Boards that Neelam has served on include:  Simon Fraser University, Roger’s OMNI TV, Solid State Industries, the Association of Canadian Studies and the Immigrant Employment Council of BC.  These experiences continue to provide valuable insight to her role as CEO by perspectives gained from both  sides of the governance board table.

In her valedictorian quote, Neelam writes: ”Today’s corporate boards face historic and unprecedented challenges. The ICD-Rotman DEP has equipped us with new skills for a new age and we are now poised to harness diverse perspectives and foster collective
brilliance in any boardroom.”

Congratulations Neelam!

A Globe and Mail feature on the new graduates across Canada can be found here