Based in Bangalore, India, Divya Susan Varkey is certified by Hofstede Insights in Intercultural Communications Management and Organizational Culture. She has double masters degrees in Intercultural Communications (Universita della Svizzera italiana, Switzerland) and Communications (School of Communications, Manipal, India).
With more than ten years of work experience in Communications and Public Relations, working in Public Relations, Events Management and Travel and Tourism companies, and having travelled in 14 countries, she uses her experiences and learning to conduct effective workshops for participants from all over the globe. In the years following her entry into intercultural communications training, she has trained executives and students from 19 different countries including Germany, Austria, Switzerland, the Netherlands, Italy, Greece, Colombia, the United States, the United Kingdom, Morocco, Tanzania, China and India. Her work so far has also included training CXO’s and high-level managers from some of the biggest known global brands on expatriate assignments in India.
Having worked and studied in multicultural teams, she believes in the power of diversity and that understanding “the other” can be the most enriching experience that one can have. Divya has worked as a freelance master of ceremonies, hosting audiences over 1000 people and conducted team building workshops for small and larger teams in various corporates.
She also has conducted lectures and talks about gender-related issues in universities in Switzerland and India – Muslim Women and their Perception in the West at the HTW University of Applied Sciences, Chur, Switzerland and MisogIndia – India of Draupadi or India of Jyothi at the Sankara Academy of Vision, Bangalore.