Waheeda Rahman White
Driven by a passion for people, a purpose-mindset and performance, Waheeda Rahman White has had over 20 years of leadership expertise in private, non-profit and public sectors. She has worked in wide range of industries including manufacturing, financial services, healthcare and government. She has led teams in the areas of marketing, engagement, learning and leadership development, talent, change, succession and performance management. As well, Waheeda has deep expertise in developing and implementing equity, diversity and inclusion strategies.
Formerly the Director, Equity, Diversity and Human Rights with the City of Toronto, she led a team developing and implementing innovative strategies and programs, while providing strategic advice executives and leaders in building the Toronto Public Service’s capacity to reflect and effectively serve the City’s diverse population.
Prior to working with the City of Toronto, Waheeda was the Director of Organizational Development, Diversity and Inclusion at the Scarborough and Rouge Hospital. Her role led and supported a culture focused on people through organizational development and transformational change. She also led the development and implementation of diversity, equity and inclusion strategies focused on clients, community and employees.
Waheeda has served on a number of boards, including the Board of Governors at Centennial College, Social Planning Toronto and was a volunteer advisor for Canadian Executive Service Organization (CESO).
She is a frequent guest speaker, leadership coach, and mentor, who is certified in both coaching and change management. Waheeda holds a Masters from Ryerson University, graduate education in Organization Development through Schulich School of Business and is a graduate of Rotman School of Management Leadership Development program.