Jessy Santana

Equity & Inclusion Strategist, Strategic Partnerships & Capacity Building

Campus: UBC Vancouver

Pronouns: she, her, hers


Jessy is a passionate and skillful organizational culture strategist, and is dedicated to promoting innovation and inclusion in the workplace. In her previous role as the Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Accessibility (IDEA) Learning Manager and Consultant for the Canadian Center of Diversity and Inclusion, Jessy delivered a high volume of facilitated workshops on a wide range of topics related to diversity and inclusion. Jessy has consulted and guided government, non-profit and corporate clients to transform workplace culture and to build more inclusive organizational practices. As the former National Director of Training and Development for Hospitality Staffing Solutions, she oversaw the learning journey of over 3000 employees, managed a team of facilitators, and led the creation and execution of a number of leadership and employee programs. Jessy spent time living and working in China where she created programming around cultural intelligence and communications for American multinational organizations, designed to enhance communications and engagement with their teams in China and India.

Jessy is actively involved in the community, and has served as a community lead for SoGAL foundation which focuses on breaking down barriers for diverse entrepreneurs and investors. Jessy has also served on several nonprofit boards including Techqueria, Latinas in Tech, Dominicanos Unidos en Nevada, Latinas in Power and the Latin Chamber of Las Vegas.  

Jessy was born in Dominican Republic, and has lived in Las Vegas, United States, China and in Montreal, Canada.  Some of her hobbies entail traveling, aspiring to do comedy/improv, and writing stories with and for her daughter.

Functional areas of expertise:

  • Educational programming and facilitation
  • Leadership and strategy development


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