Tania DeSa


As a diverse professional in the corporate world, she was often the only woman, youngest, only minority professional on many teams so she is passionate about empowering others to create voice and visibility for themselves. Desa Global Leadership was founded on this – it’s not just a company, it’s a global mission.

Tania draws from intercultural experiences of travelling to over 80 countries including studying and working in Australia, Japan, Hungary, Spain, China and Switzerland. She is a professionally trained coach from The Coaches Training Institute. She holds an International MBA from Top 25 MBA school ESADE in Spain and Peking University in China.

Tania has thrived in corporate sales and marketing management roles at Pfizer, GlaxoSmithKline, Medtronic, Ecolab, Johnson & Johnson and has led strategic discussions at the World Health Organization in Switzerland. She also leads an Employee Resource Group Leadership Council whereby Fortune 500 companies engage in quarterly diversity roundtables in Toronto. She likes to bring personal stories and best practices into keynotes, trainings, program development and every client consultation. After all, sharing is caring.

Tania’s TEDx talk summarizes her personal mission to empower professionals to be seen and heard. As a global force in creating more inclusion, belonging and diversity in Fortune 500 environments, Tania was voted one of Top 100 Diversity Executives in 2017 by Diversity MBA and one of the Top 101 Global Diversity & Inclusion Leaders by HRD Congress in 2019.

To see Tania’s high energy and interactive style in action, check out her
TEDx talk entitled ‘How to save your life in 60 seconds’