By Marwa Farouq

    Date: Thursday 27 January, 2022

    Time: 13.00 GMT

    Marwa leads Teach For All’s Global Operations Circle. She joined the global org in 2015 as the Global Head of People, Organization & Culture. Prior to joining Teach For All, Marwa was the Managing Partner at RightScope consulting, a boutique coaching & organizational development consulting practice that operated internationally. Across her almost 20-year career she has led organizational development, Culture transformation, change management consulting and executive coaching engagements serving diverse clients globally in different industries including Telecommunications, Pharmaceuticals, FMCG, Banking, Public sector, IT and Cosmetics Industry. Marwa holds a Bachelor Degree in Business and Management Information Systems and an MBA with a major in Human Resources  from the Arab Academy for Science and Technology. She is also a certified Executive Coach, certified Family & Youth Coach and is a certified Youth Counselor. Marwa is also deeply influenced by the teachings and philosophy of nonviolent communication and has been an advocate and practitioner of those globally.

     

    Context and Background – Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.

    At Teach For All, we are working towards an equitable world where all kids can fulfill their potential. A commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging is central to our vision and values – to model the world we want to see, and to effectively support our global network.
     
    We seek to ensure full participation of people from all cultures and backgrounds, and we believe those who have themselves experienced the inequities we’re working to address should guide and lead this work. Our efforts to become a more diverse and inclusive organization is a constant journey. We’ve tried many things along the way, learned some important lessons, and are today stronger in our commitment to justice and equity.
     
    Our growth is also on multiple levels – programmatically, systemically, and through intentional mindset shifts. At all these levels, we are guided by principles of being locally rooted, representation, intercultural awareness, and resourcing ourselves to disrupt inequity. In the last few years in particular, we have made an intentional drive towards centering equity even further, including building our awareness of power and imbedding a DEI orientation in everything we do.