Adriana is based in Montreal and represents Symmetra in North and South America.
She brings 15+ years of diverse experience as a workplace human rights and employment lawyer, trainer and facilitator in diversity and inclusion, gender, leadership and organisational well-being. She has vast experience working with nationally and internationally with the United Nations, as well as in the private, public and non-profit sector.
Trilingual in English, French and Spanish, Adriana leverages her well-rounded background to support organisations to create more positive, equitable and inclusive work environments, in particularly through training, policy/strategy development and strategic coaching. Prior to her consulting work, Adriana spent several years as a human rights lawyer specialising the workplace discrimination and sexual harassment and taught Woman and the Law at the university of Ottawa. She recently worked with a prominent Georgian Microfinance company, Crystal Microfinance, to support woman;’s advancement through training and coaching to empower senior women leaders.
Adriana has previously held the position of Director, Organisational Wellness and Homewood Heath, leading a team of organisational development and training specialists, developing and delivering workplace solutions in areas including gender diversity, sexual harassment and workplace mental health and well-being. In addition, she worked with Equitas – International Centre for Human Rights Education, leading development and implementation of a new gender equality action plan.
A natural facilitator, at once positive, passionate, forceful, articulate and pragmatic, clients respond most favourably to Adriana’a candor, sense of humour, warmth and knack for communication concepts in practical ways, building internal capacity and identifying strengths and gaps in workplace policy and culture.
Adriana holds a Civil and Common Law degree from McGill University, a B.A. in International Development/Spanish from Dalhousie University, a Master’s Certificate in Adult Training & Development from the Canadian Organisation Development Institute/York University Schulich School of Business and is a Certified Training Practitioner (CTP) with the Institute for Performance & Learning.
She brings a diverse discipline, a diverse perspective and diverse experience to the Symmetra team, empowering us to leverage diversity of though and skill to meet our clients diverse needs across the globe.