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Sonya Kaleel

Sonya Kaleel

  • Mentor, Leading Equity and Inclusion in Organizations Certificate
  • Founder and Principal, The Inclusion Practice


Sonya Kaleel is a deeply grounded consultant, transformational leader and changemaker. Her 30 years in leadership development, organizational learning and social justice advocacy provides the foundation to approach inclusion and equity aspirations as a change strategy. She is the founder and principal consultant at The Inclusion Practice, a firm she started to equip leaders and organizations with tools and guidance to practice everyday inclusion, disrupt the status quo and commit to doing better. She brings a global lens to this work by leveraging her experiences living across regions of North America and countries in Europe and Southwest Asia & North Africa (SWANA). She is on the faculty team for Northwestern’s Leading Equity & Inclusion in Organizations certificate (LEIOC) program and she holds an MS in Learning & Organizational Change (MSLOC) from Northwestern. Sonya commits to centering liberation work by examining her intersecting roles in relationship to opportunity and institutional power. She strives to act in allyship as an able-bodied / cis-gendered / white-presenting person of the global majority and strives to lift up her identities that get othered within systems of oppression as an Arab American, later-in-life mom and spouse nourishing a multiracial family.