Neelam Chand is the CEO and founder of Shift SLC, a diversity and inclusion consulting firm located in Salt Lake City, Utah. With over a decade of D&I experience, Chand has worked with different industries ranging from higher education to financial services and tech startups to break down systemic barriers and design a more equitable workplace environment. Before establishing her firm, Chand served as SVP, Diversity and Inclusion Officer at Zions Bank. Chand currently serves on various social justice boards and commissions throughout the state of Utah. She has also been a contributor to Forbes, Bloomberg Law, Women, Medium, Utah Bankers Association, and Silicon Slopes, for her expertise around anti-racism, intersectionality, tokenism, microaggressions, and women of color in the workplace.
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