Coming to face to face with adversity, racism and exclusion while growing up had a significant impact on my perspective. While it certainly affected my emotions, I wondered what the thought process was behind the harmful actions of all oppressors. I would ask myself, “How does this impact them?” That particular way of thinking is what sparked my interest in psychology, which I majored in at Concordia University. However, I quickly realized that the program encouraged looking at scenarios through a black and white lens, and I’ve always preferred to acknowledge and recognize the grey area. I wanted to find a way to take action at the root cause. A passion for Black history was embedded in my heart at a young age as my mother, Rosemary Sadlier, was the president of the Ontario Black History Society for over 25 years. The combination of my activism, curiosity and desire to leave a meaningful impact in every room, led me to DNI consulting. Not only am I able to educate, empower and ignite purposeful change, but I’m also able to lead from a place of love.
Simon is one of two CEOs at Humi. He spent years working at an investment bank throughout the last financial crisis before shifting to tech in 2012; a founder at OneLocal before co-founding Humi in 2016. Through both businesses, he has focused on everything from sales to finance, and spends his time trying to navigate changes and challenges like COVID-19 at Humi.
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