Dr. Anita Jack-Davies is a cross-cultural expert, writer, keynote speaker and facilitator with expertise in workplace diversity and inclusion. Through Jack-Davies Consulting she provides inclusive curriculum development and strategic planning support to organisations in Canada, the United States and across the globe. With a passion for inclusion, Anita seeks to work collaboratively with employees tasked with preparing employees to work effectively across cultures.

Anita earned a doctoral degree in Education with a concentration in the area of Cultural & Policy Studies. She is a certified classroom teacher with experience at the junior-high school level and remains a member of the Ontario College of Teachers.

In addition to serving as a classroom teacher, she has held roles as a Human Rights Advisor, Curriculum Developer, University Professor and Educational Developer. Anita also offers diversity training, expert advice on issues of race to the legal profession and strategic diversity and equity planning for leaders and stakeholders.

She is currently Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Geography at Queen’s University and the author of Lawrencia’s Last Parang: A Memoir on Loss and Belonging as Black in Canada.

Appearing in: 24. Freedom Seekers: the African Experience in North America