Sadaf Parvaiz is responsible for co-developing and implementing strategies and initiatives supporting the firm’s efforts to create an inclusive workplace in the US, Canada, and South America. She is the EY Americas lead for the Professional Women’s Network group and the Diversity and Inclusiveness learning leader. She often speaks at conferences and roundtables about the business imperative for developing and retaining a diverse workforce.
As a champion of the inclusiveness vision at EY, Sadaf is passionate about creating a better working world, which includes an environment that is and feels inclusive for all EY people. Sadaf joined EY almost 15 years ago. For several years, she was a client-serving professional in the Assurance and Audit practice of EY in Toronto, prior to her role in the Americas Inclusiveness office. Sadaf chose to change career paths to pursue her passion for making a difference and helping people achieve their true potential.
Sadaf leads by example by working flexibly and virtually. She adjusts her work hours so that she is able to fast during the month of Ramadan. Over 10 years ago, she advocated for EY’s first prayer room in their Toronto Bay St office.
Sadaf earned a Bachelor of Business Administration (with distinction) from the Schulich School of Business at York University (Canada). She has a Chartered Professional Accountant designation from CPA Ontario, and holds a Certified Public Accounting designation in the US.
She has also completed a Certificate in Intercultural Studies from the University of British Columbia, and provides career and executive coaching and consulting to leadership teams in the US, Canada and South America.
Sadaf’s volunteer activities include her six years of service on the Board of Directors of the United Way of Peel Region as the Secretary and Chair of the Nominations Committee. She is also a past president of the Society for Pakistani Canadian Professionals and Academics and current board member of The Pluralist Foundation. On weekends you can often find Sadaf and her husband Abraham at the hockey arena supporting their two daughters Aaminah and Sofia who have caught the “hockey bug”.