Testimonials - Global Diversity Practice

Testimonials

Testimonials

Find out what our corporate clients from around the world have to say about our products and services …

“Thank you for your world-class diversity training services. All these years, it has been a true pleasure and enriching experience to work with Farrah. Your in-depth knowledge and masterful facilitation skills continue to have great impact on our staff.”
“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”
"A really excellent experience, many thanks."
"The Global Diversity Practice are professional, experienced and creative experts on the subject of diversity. They have revived our existing Diversity course from something that was stale to a product which now is up-to-date, thought provoking, business focused and entirely relevant. The delegate evaluation and feedback following GDP’s involvement clearly bears this out you have trainer over four thousand staff on a multitude of diversity and inclusion products and helped to develop our capability”
“Farrah’s innovative thinking, research and ability to create global diversity best practices and solutions is a huge asset. We cherish her enthusiasm, commitment and high customer centricity showcased by her and her team in day to day interactions.”
“We have kissed many diversity frogs and I know we have found our Princess!”
“The sessions Farrah ran for our senior executives were punchy, impactful and the catalyst for change.”
“I would like to place on record my absolute satisfaction with the quality of Executive learning and organisation wide learning interventions and training provided by Farrah, with her ability to scale, provide excellent trainers and project management. Her clearly abundant knowledge and credibility at Executive level as well as her coaching techniques have helped transform our organisation.”
“As clients we have been delighted with the high level of professionalism, commitment and enthusiasm demonstrated throughout the duration of this project. The standard of delivery was extremely high, individuals were at all times flexible, willing to attend meetings across the country and adapt to constantly changing timescales. As an organisation we have been delighted to work with GDP on this project and appreciate that the high standards and hard work has led to a very high quality document. We look forward to a continuing and positive relationship with this company.”
“The 2012 Olympics will be known for their diversity impact, due to the thought and practice leadership demonstrated by Farrah and her team”
“Farrah’s conference was excellent. She was outstanding. As she initially intended, she spoke to our mind, to our hearts, and to our hands. The content of the conference was perfect considering the stage where we are in terms of our Gender Diversity Journey. Our CEO was excited after listening to her, thanked her in public, and then personally came to say that he had learned a lot. Other leaders expressed the same, and then we had a very enriching discussion with the members of the Council. Farrah: again, thank you for the gift you gave us: the gift of your knowledge, your congruency, and your commitment towards Diversity!”
“Farrah, we were at zero level when you began to work with us but your interventions, robust business consultancy and coaching has ensured that we have through leveraging D&I deliver on our aspirations to achieve a 20% increase in our snack business as well as progress our D&I journey in an informed and realistic way"
“Your consultancy and training interventions ensured we were able to start what seemed like Mission Impossible.” Our top leaders were motivated to start to make a difference. D&I went from soft and fluffy to “business critical. “As a global engineering firm your approach was spot on… professional and hard hitting.”
“You took the time and effort to understand our business and our unique set up. You inspired, us to ensure that we well on our journey to challenge our competitors, be truly World-Class in policies and practices, change our workforce at senior levels, ensure we championed endorsed and supported the culture change process and we have in turn seen a difference in achieving our goals”
“You and your team introduced D&I into our corporate culture, changed our mono-culture, delivered on all our hard/soft metrics, helped us to reap the benefits and we even won the Opportunity Now award for best practice in the public sector…. Outstanding!“
“My overall impression of Farrah is very positive, and we enjoyed an excellent working relationship with you in your continued delivery of our management development and valuing diversity stand-alone programme. Farrah is very committed to providing the best possible product to clients and has worked hard to understand the intricacies of working in DFID to put together a very relevant and successful programme; not an easy task with a workforce of over 2,500 spread across the world. Farrah has excelled in each area. She has shown a true sense of commitment and conviction on what she delivers.”
“Global Diversity Practice was the catalyst in getting our people, especially the supervisors, to recognise that we had problems in how people dealt with each other. Much of it was through ignorance and a lack of understanding. However, unhelpful and in some cases harmful behaviours were prevalent and GDP’s work did much to bring about a change in attitudes and behaviours. We are still working at dignity in the workplace issues but at least we are now working with the grain rather than against."
"Thanks for everything you did for us here in Mexico. It was a very productive and enlightening experience"
"Farrah is an exceptional Leader, Coach, Trainer and Teacher in Diversity and Inclusion. Her methods are thought provoking, mind stretching and value adding whilst at the same time, enjoyable, fun and humorous. Our Business has already witnessed encouraging green shoots of progress, employee engagement and we have the opportunity now to experience a step change thanks to Farrah’s work and support"
"In short I can highly recommend Farrah for providing an insightful, thought provoking sessions which she will tailor to your organisation and which truly does make a difference to the way leaders think and behave. The unconscious Bias online testing allows individuals to look at themselves in more detail and work through how they will become more inclusive. In terms of the Unconscious Bias online testing Farrah provided results by each sample group and then by the Asda population in order that we could make informed decisions about how to approach diversity, understanding any unconscious bias effect that may exist ,and work through how they will become more inclusive going forward through the Coaching Calls." (Feedback from Delegates) “I thought I was inclusive …I’ve got lots more to do” “One of the best sessions I have ever attended in Asda!”
"Working with Farrah as part of the Diversity Works for London project has been great. Learning from her and her team’s experience to create the Age balanced scorecard has really given CCE some focus on where we and where we want to be in terms of age diversity and we are currently looking at how this concept can be used for other diversity streams across the business."
"Thank you for great collaboration during the last year! It has really been a pleasure working with you. Your dedication and commitment and positive energy is really inspiring. Looking back at where we started, it is quite amazing where we are at the moment, and I know the program is highly appreciated in the business, as well as it is part of a change we are making in the D&I area. Good luck with the next months of delivering. I know you will do great!"
"When you ask people what inclusion and diversity means to them, you will not receive the same answer. And nor should you, as diversity is about differences that make each person unique and inclusion is leveraging those differences. As organisations begin to understand how inclusion and diversity can make a positive difference, it is important to ensure you don’t focus on the visible difference between people, such as gender and race, as this approach can be viewed as a box ticking exercise. This is where Farrah Qureshi and Global Diversity Practice has helped Brambles ensure we create an inclusive culture to promote awareness, understanding and appreciation of diversity."
"Farrah works her magic to bring everyone in the room together; she can take a bunch of non-committal recalcitrant individuals and transform them into enthusiastic champions for change. She inspires ideas and generates activities. Her sessions were tailored to our stage of development and engaged each participant. She provided the launch we needed as we began our journey."
"Thank you for your sterling and passionate contribution yesterday to enable an honest and sincere set of reflections by all MDC representatives. Follow through accountability in PDO is not a concern once we have broken through our own respective glass ceilings – and which you so proficiently helped us “smash away”. Thank you again for your professional, personal and game-changing support and guidance."
“Thank you very much for making such an important contribution to our D&I efforts. It was great to have you join us and help us increase momentum.”
"I wanted to drop you a line to thank you for enrolling me on yesterdays Diversity and Inclusion Course.  I have to confess I was a reluctant candidate for a variety of reasons and greatly feared that it would be simply PC and of little value. By contrast it was one of the most thought provoking and rewarding things I have been involved in.  That we as a company recognize our shortcomings culturally and are doing something about it reinforces the choice I made to join.  I found the honesty and the shared experiences of my colleagues refreshing and really must commend Farrah on the way she delivered the course and encouraged a structured debate."
"Cityworks' management team enjoyed working with you on equalities training; this stimulated great involvement from the managers, both during the course and in the follow-up work that each general manager did for their respective divisions of Cityworks. Farrah's previous experience of working with Newcastle City Council was used well and her approachable style brought out the best performance from our management team.”
"Unilever started talking about diversity, setting a strategy, communicating, and all the things we were supposed to do, and we were on track... But as GDP represented by Farrah started spreading their magic through our tailored-made workshops, the real change started to happen in every individual and ultimately in all the organization. We fully recommend Farrah if you want people to understand Diversity through their minds and hearts and want a real lasting change in your organization. Pleasure working with you"
"Farrah provided a two day gender and diversity training course for staff of the International Rice Research Institute, Bangladesh Office in 2014. The course challenged and motivated at the individual and team level, and we all felt that we'd been a part of a very rewarding and enriching experience."
“Embracing D&I has always been a core value at Petroleum Development Oman (PDO) but with the significant technical and human growth over the last few years, renewed focus on D&I was essential. PDO engaged GDP who brought in their extensive experience, a highly professional approach and a deep passion for the topic; we are now clear on what we need to do to advance the D&I agenda in PDO to world class”
"I would like to thank you for your patience and understanding in handling this delicate project as we went along. No doubt your expertise in the D&I area has paid off. The feedback received from both the training for D&I Team and also the historic MDC D&I workshop in April was beyond expectations.You mesmerized the audience. I feel happy and very proud to be associated with you and to gain the trust of the MDC members. I feel I did not let them down, what I offered them was without any doubt is the best. Looking forward to start the D&I journey in PDO with a big bang."
Global Diversity Practice

Global Diversity Practice