Hey, I’m Vessy

“Happiness is fulfillment, it's when what you think, say, and do are in harmony and tied to a purpose.”

As a lesbian immigrant in an interracial relationship, it naturally frustrates me when I hear people say that Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) problems are not “real problems”. I've worked in companies where this has been the attitude.

I'm now on a mission to change this and recently published “2019 Diversity in the Workplace Report”.

My focus expertise:

I identify and remove obstacles to Inclusion and talent growth for businesses based in Ireland 🇮🇪, UK 🇬🇧, and Bulgaria 🇧🇬, so they can innovate at full capacity.

In the last 10 years, I have worked in the following industries across Europe and the US:

Healthcare & insurance:

  • During my time with HealthXL, I’ve worked with Abbott, Becton Dickinson, Biogen, Boehringer Ingelheim, BTG, Bupa, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, Cleveland Clinic, Highmark Health, IBM, ICON, Imperial College Health Partners, J&J, Linde Healthcare, Northwell Health, Novartis, Partners HealthCare, Philips, ResMed, Roche Diagnostics, and more

Tech, outsourcing & telecoms:

  • I’ve worked with IBM, Silicon Valley Bank, Zalando, Leanplum, Software Group, Telerik (now Progress Software), Eleven Ventures, Enhancv, LimeChain, SoftServe, Mobiltel  

  • In my report on Diversity & Inclusion covering 10 companies from 10 countries, I featured Atlassian, Techstars, ThoughtWorks, Hotjar, and others from the US, Mexico, South Africa, India, Australia, and all across Europe.

Banking, finance, VC:

Talks, interviews, mentions, and featured articles

Arianna Huffington’s THRIVE GLOBAL:    Escaping the unhappiness trap

Arianna Huffington’s THRIVE GLOBAL: Escaping the unhappiness trap

Darik Radio’s “Career for you”:   Diversity & Inclusion in the Workplace

Darik Radio’s “Career for you”: Diversity & Inclusion in the Workplace

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