Meet Our Team of Diversity Specialists & Global Business Consultants

Global Diversity and Inclusion Experts

Sujata N. Chaudhry

President & CEO
Diversity Specialist, Inclusion Catalyst & Global Educator
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Sujata N. Chaudhry

President & CEO
Diversity Specialist, Inclusion Catalyst & Global Educator

Sujata N Chaudhry understands what it feels like to be culturally adrift in a new environment.  Little did she know that the challenges she faced growing up as the only Indian child in her class in rural Pennsylvania would be valuable: Her first-hand experiences form the basis of her desire to help business people leverage diversity and inclusion to succeed in a global marketplace.

Born in Bombay, Sujata’s family moved from India to England and then to the United States, living in numerous American cities. Sujata’s personal experiences fuel her keen awareness of the challenges that can arise when others don’t understand someone’s culture motivators.

After working as a market analyst with the U.S. Navy, Sujata synthesized her education and multicultural background in a position with AMP, Inc., now TYCO. She worked as a sales engineer and cultural liaison for foreign clients of the engineering company. She collaborated exclusively with IBM engineers in Raleigh, NC, facilitating the design of PC boards.

With Tangible Development, an innovative corporate training and consultancy business, Sujata combines experience, perspectives, and education making her a unique trainer who brings a personal understanding of diversity together with American corporate sensibility.  Known as the “idea girl,” she specializes in cross cultural competency and diverse and inclusive workforce engagement and retention. Sujata has worked with industry leaders in finance, property management, hospitality, non-profit, healthcare, and science-technology to leverage diversity and inclusion to support the sustainability, viability and strategic vision of organizations.

Recently noted for her achievements in HerLife Magazine and Shippensburg University Magazine, Sujata presents a variety of workshops and seminars, including Holy Cow! How Not to Offend a Hindu and Other Lessons for a Global Workplace, her hallmark corporate diversity and sensitivity training program.

She served on the executive committee and board for the Tricity Indian Association and as an advisor for its youth organization. Continuing to be an active member, Sujata also served on the Albany- Colonie Chamber board and chaired the 2014 Women’s Business Council. She currently serves on the American Red Cross of NENY, Girls Inc., and International Center of the Capital Region boards and is an ambassador for [email protected]

Sujata’s formal educational credentials include a BSBA concentrating in Statistics/Marketing from Shippensburg University/Penn State and a MS Ed. (Summa Cum Laude) from Duquesne University. She is also certified by the Interchange Institute in Crossing-Cultures with Competence I & II, Kwintessential Cross-Cultural Training in Hospitality and Finance Industries, and IOR Global Service Advancing Talent; Strategies for Cross-Cultural Virtual Communication.

Brittany Lawton

Assistant Global Strategist
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Brittany Lawton

Assistant Global Strategist

As a millennial, Brittany Lawton grew up in the digital revolution and thoroughly understands how tightly connected the world is because of the technology readily available. She is the team’s Assistant Global Strategist and is responsible for managing Tangible Development’s online presence, growing the company’s e-commerce offerings, curating digital content, and designing training materials. She enjoys working with Tangible Development’s diverse clients, helping businesses better understand the “business without borders” atmosphere technology has revolutionized.

In her personal time, Brittany coaches Varsity Cheerleading at Notre Dame – Bishop Gibbons in Schenectady, NY.  When not coaching, Brittany can be found reading the latest thriller, binge watching Netflix, or trying to catch a flight to Florida.

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