Golnaz, Founder of Divity Group Inc. is a consultant and intersectional feminist management scholar with more than 12 years of leadership and team development experience. Through Divity Group, she offers a human-centred approach to experiential facilitation, transformative learning and curriculum design. Her areas of focus include leadership and team development, diversity and inclusion, and women in leadership. Prior to starting her own company and entering academia, Golnaz’s career spanned 15 years in marketing management roles with multinational consulting and professional services firms.
Golnaz has successfully designed and delivered learning experiences to more than 3,000 individuals, creating safe and dynamic spaces for transformative learning and growth. She is an accomplished educator, senior facilitator, researcher and author, who is certified in a number of individual and team assessments including FourSight Breakthrough Thinking, MHS EQi2.0/EQ360, Psychometrics MBTI and Kairios Values Perspectives. Golnaz is a certified creative problem solving facilitator and master trainer in the 4MAT4Business instructional design methodology.
Golnaz holds a Bachelor of Commerce and Masters of Business Administration degrees from the University of British Columbia. She also earned her Doctor of Business Administration in Organizational Analysis from Athabasca University where she explored critical theoretical perspectives and studied feminism and postcolonial theory. She is currently an Associate Faculty at Royal Roads University.
Through her passion for innovation in education, she led the successful design and delivery of a portfolio learning model in five new Bachelor of Business Administration programs for an Ontario-based college. Golnaz was a co-recipient of a significant research grant through the Ontario Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities for her work in experiential learning in higher education business courses.
She has presented her work at Academy of Management, CMS and given a TEDx Talk. Golnaz has also published her research in books and peer review journals including the International Journal of Cross-Cultural Management, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion: An International Journal, and The Oxford Handbook of Diversity in Organizations.