MEA Consulting Group, Inspirational Diversity & Inclusion Thought Leader; DEI Consulting Firm founder; Cherie Blair Foundation for Women mentor; Diversity expert & BBC commentator.
Dr Anju Solanki
Dr Anju Solanki (Hons DBA) launched MEA Consulting Group, a thought leading equity, diversity and inclusion consultancy in 2018. During her time at MEA, Anju has cultivated innovative and thought provoking training and advisory services for a variety of leading organisations including the NHS, FTSE 100 companies and charities. She also led the design of world class virtual reality EDI training backed by behavioural science.
Anju has been a Business Mentor for the Cherie Blair Foundation for Women. Her work has seen her featured in Forbes, BBC, Good Morning Britain and GB News.
Anju has been on the judging panel 3 years running for UK’s biggest tech awards,
Women In Tech, celebrating diversity and inclusion of individuals and organisations of all sizes. She designed a number of programmes for one of UK’s leading charities, Women In Sport. She was also on the Advisory Board for Everything In Sport Women’s Edition 2023 at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. Anju has also previously spoken at the London Stadium showcasing how to empower women in sport. She is on the 2024 judging panel for Omnia Media Outstanding Achievement Awards for Women in Sport at Wembley Stadium
Prior to founding MEA, Anju had a successful 12 year career in Investment Banking, working at Citigroup, Barclays and Lloyds. She built a commendable track record on the trading floor and created a large network of international clients. Anju became super passionate about driving social change having experienced first hand the invisible barriers underrepresented groups faced.
Anju was awarded an Honorary Doctorate in 2023 by Arden University for her services to EDI. She holds a Gender Diversity Executive Education from INSEAD, Core Consulting from CASS Business School and a BSc (Hons) Finance & Accounting.