Carla Beauvais has made diversity and inclusion a major focus in her life. A columnist and social entrepreneur, she’s been tirelessly advocating for better representation and empowerment of Black and marginalized communities for more than 20 years.
A woman of strong convictions, Carla does not hesitate to use her voice for increasing awareness on issues of diversity and inclusion and in speaking out against social injustice. She’s regularly invited to share her opinions on relevant social issues and current events in the media. Her views and articles have been quoted or published in numerous publications including La Presse, Journal Métro (where she was a regular columnist from 2018 to 2020), Le Devoir, The Gazette, and HuffPost. More recently, she was a guest contributor to ICI RDI’s Zone Économie program hosted by Gérald Filion.
With her expertise and in-depth knowledge of diversity and inclusion issues, she’s also worked as a consultant to companies and organizations wishing to implement cultural diversity management programs. In order to better prepare her clients for introducing more inclusive practices, she completed a Diversity and Inclusion Certificate from Cornell University in New York in 2020 and is now in the process of obtaining her Certificate in Leadership and Inclusion from Centennial College in Toronto.
Well-known for her commitment to and involvement with Black History Month, Carla was selected by the U.S. Department of State to participate in the prestigious International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) in 2013. In 2015, she was named one of top 100 news personalities of the year by The Montreal Gazette.
Carla has been a member of the Véro & Louis Foundation board of directors since 2020. The organization provides services to adults living with autism spectrum disorder. As a mother and someone with personal experience in dealing with the impact of autism, her goal is to help make a difference for families and youth struggling with the disease.
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