Tina Varughese

A professional speaker who leads, laughs and inspires through relevant, hilarious, thought-provoking keynotes and workshops on cross-cultural communication, work-life balance and inclusive leadership.

Tina Varughese

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging (DEIB) Speaker

Hello, I'm Tina, your go-to speaker and trainer specializing in diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging (DEIB). As a seasoned professional, I am dedicated to enhancing positivity, profitability, and purpose within your organization through comprehensive DEIB strategies.

I transform workplaces into environments of psychological safety, fostering open dialogue, and cultivating a sense of belonging for all. I empower individuals to recognize their role in both the challenges and solutions surrounding diversity and inclusion.

Let's collaborate on initiatives that promote DEIB excellence, a positive workplace culture and team engagement within your organization. Together, we can drive meaningful change and create an inclusive culture where everyone feels valued and respected.

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Tina's captivating keynotes and interactive workshops


The Human Side of Unconscious Bias

Tina Varughese on stage doing keynote

50 Shades of beige: communicate With the cross-cultural advantage

Team Building

Better Together in the Changing Workplace

Tina Varughese on stage doing keynote

Inclusive Leadership: From Silos to Safety


Be VISIBLE at Work

Sales and Service

Successfully Sell and Serve All Cultures


Recruiting and Retaining Foreign Workers for Success and Sustainability


Thriving Through Uncertainty: Where Communication, Collaboration and Compassion Intersect

Work-Life Balance

Ctrl-Alt-Del: Give the (Re)Boot to Work-Life Balance

Featured in


Ignite Magazine

Named one of Canada’s Top 10 Notable Speakers


Toronto Star

Meet the woman teaching 400 Hockey Canada players and staff how to confront racism

Contact Tina for your next event

Chat with Tina about inspiring your next event.

Tina's Clients Include:

  • Alberta Health Services
  • Bristol Myers Squibb
  • Canada Life
  • Cenovus
  • Desjardins
  • Enbridge
  • Glaxo Smith Kline
  • Hyundai
  • Loblaws
  • McMaster University
  • Ottawa Carleton School District
  • Sask Power
  • Stikeman Elliott LLP


From Tina's Blog

What is the difference between Cultural Appropriation and Cultural Appreciation?

What is the difference between cultural appropriation and cultural appreciation? Is wearing a sari to an Indian wedding you were...
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Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, and let’s not forget Festivus…the Holiday for the Rest of Us

Did you know that there are minimally 14 different holidays between November and January? There’s Diwali- the Hindu Festival of...
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Why Hiring Employees with Disabilities is not only Inclusive but also a Competitive Advantage

Did you know that October is #DisabilityEmploymentAwareness month. When 22% ofCanadians have disabilities- both physical and intellectual- we need to...
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