World Bank - Global Diversity Practice

World Bank

World Bank
Provision of Keynote Speech at World Diversity Week / Design and delivery of Cross Cultural Awareness Workshops to promote high performance and enhanced collaboration team work

Client Brief

The World Bank is a vital source of financial and technical assistance to developing countries around the world. World Bank is a unique partnership to reduce poverty and support development. The World Bank Group comprises five institutions managed by their member countries.

The World Bank was keen to leverage the full potential of the diverse nationalities represented within its employee base. Farrah Qureshi was commissioned to deliver the keynote speech at the annual Diversity Week celebration on the topic of Diversity and Inclusion.

Key Deliverables

• Review of quantitative and qualitative data
• Design of a bespoke high impact interactive keynote event
• Delivery to international audience in Washington DC


The content and delivery of the speech by Farrah was well received by the international audience. The delivery of the session was recognised for its relevancy and innovative approach. Farrah was applauded for ensuring her inputs were both legitimate and credible. As a result of the success of this intervention she was further commissioned to develop and deliver leadership modules on promoting Cross Cultural sensitivity and effective team working to various directorates of The World Bank. The learning interventions promoted a higher level of cross-cultural understanding sensitivity and enhanced team relationships not only across cultures but also across diverse specialisms and disciplines.

“We should thank you for a fantastic Presentation. We definitely want you to come back and deliver a series of town hall seminars across the World Bank”

World Bank

Client Name: World Bank

Countries: Africa, China, Philippines, Brazil, Caribbean, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Australia, India, South Africa, Romania, Argentina, Bangladesh, Brunei, Cambodia, Brazil, Kenya, Bulgaria, Pakistan, Peru, Barbados, Zimbabwe, Russia

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Global Diversity Practice

Global Diversity Practice