Director of Global Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Action
VF Corporation (owner of brands such as Vans, The North Face and Timberland)
Sunaina Kohli is a Director of Global Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Action (IDEA) at VF Corporation, home to iconic global apparel and footwear brands such as The North Face, Timberland, Vans and Supreme.
She is responsible for driving the development and advancement of VF’s Global IDEA social advocacy strategy.
She was previously with PwC where she oversaw led DEI efforts in the Middle East, pioneering the first D&I strategy in the region which impacted 6,500 people, 100+ nationalities and 5 generations across 12 countries. In doing so, she also pioneered the first wellbeing and mental health strategy in the region.
She is truly a global citizen and diverse by nature, having lived and worked in five countries with a career spanning five industries. Her curiosity and desire to empower others by celebrating their uniqueness is a key aspect of her connection to her work. She has recently relocated to Switzerland and continues to be an active advocate for mental health and workplace wellbeing.
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