Safaya Fawzi

American Bar Association

Safaya Fawzi is Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion professional who actively supports organizations in leading, educating, training, and communicating around systems change.

Currently, Safaya works as the Associate Director in the Office of Diversity & Inclusion at the American Bar Association. She works to advance Goal III of the ABA: Eliminating Bias & Enhancing Diversity & Inclusion in the legal profession. She leads demographic survey/data collection, coordinates events, manages communications and team-building, and supervises marketing efforts. She is also an expert with the Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Experts Hub run by Catalyst:Ed, and a board member and Secretary of the national disability inclusion organization Kids Included Together (KIT).

Prior to the ABA, she was Manager of D&I Administration at YMCA of the USA, managing service delivery and training as the first point of contact for 800+ YMCA associations, and coordinated her department’s work with logistics, budgeting, administration, and Salesforce/CRM processes. She supported the execution, project management, research, and design of trainings and learning solutions on implicit bias, race and racial justice, disability, faith/religious diversity, LGBTQ+ inclusion, immigrant inclusion, and D&I primers, educating hundreds of YMCA staff and volunteers. Prior to her Manager role, she was a Public Ally/AmeriCorps Member at the YMCA of the USA through Public Allies Chicago. She has a BA from Wellesley College.

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