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The Global Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Benchmarks

2021 GDEIB Expert Panellists

Nadia Younes

Nadia Younes



Nadia Younes is the Diversity Advisor for The International Monetary Fund and is charged with further integrating cross-cultural competency, equity and fairness into the core business practices, policies and systems worldwide.  Passionate about influencing positive changes that bring about better business performance while serving the greater good for both employees and communities, Nadia has led D&I efforts across many sectors for the last 20 years. Prior to joining The International Monetary Fund, Nadia led D&I efforts in the mining, financial, consumer product, biotech and pharmaceutical sectors. She has also taught conflict prevention and management and cross-cultural communication in universities and in the public sector.  These sessions have included training doctors and nurses in culturally competent healthcare and working with policemen, gang units and military personnel on culturally competent conflict prevention. Nadia sits on the board of several D&I think tanks and has been an active volunteer in many community programs working with women, immigrants, at-risk youth, elderly, interfaith and GLBT groups.  Born in Canada to an American mother and Egyptian father and raised as a  ”Canyptian” in a multicultural  family spanning continents, cultures and religions, she has a personal drive and mission toward improving global, organizational and interpersonal relations across cultures.