Tania DeSa

CEO of Desa Global Leadership Inc., Diversity & Inclusion Expert

Tania DeSa

CEO of Desa Global Leadership Inc., Diversity & Inclusion Expert


Tania DeSa is CEO of Desa Global Leadership Inc – an international leadership training firm whose mission is to inspire professionals to find voice and visibility in corporate boardrooms so they feel more fired up and get promoted at work.

As a leadership trainer, Tania draws from intercultural experiences of traveling to over 77 countries and living, studying and working in Australia, Japan, Hungary, Spain, China, and Switzerland. She is a professionally trained coach. Tania holds an International MBA from ESADE Business School in Spain and Peking University in China.

Tania has thrived in corporate sales and marketing management roles within the healthcare industry in such companies as Pfizer, GlaxoSmithKline, Medtronic, Ecolab, Johnson & Johnson and has led strategic discussions at the World Health Organization in Switzerland. She also leads an Employee Resource Group Leadership Council whereby Fortune 500 companies engage in quarterly diversity roundtables as part of her BOD role with non-profit North American Association of Asian Professionals (NAAAP Toronto).

Here are 3 highlights from Tania’s past year:

  1. Being named one of Top 100 Diversity Executives in 2017 by Diversity MBA
  2. Sharing the speaking roster with Bill Clinton at a leadership conference in Las Vegas
  3. Exploring hundreds of ancient temples via hot air balloon & motorbike in Myanmar (Burma)

Keynote Topic:

Career Branding 2.0

In this high energy talk, Tania will demystify the unwritten rules of the workplace by showing you how diversity is the key to getting ahead and offering you practical advice on how you can take action. You will be inspired to leverage your talents, own your awesomeness and build social capital to take your career to the next level.

Start viewing your career as a journey instead of a destination. Gain practical & actionable tips on how to discover your talents and use them every day at work. Learn the biggest corporate myth that may be holding you back and strategies to overcome it.



She punched my heart. Her courageousness and energy is truly an inspiration.