Minal Bopaiah is a strategic consultant with nearly 20 years of professional experience. She frequently gives keynote addresses on unconscious bias in design, designing for equity, and allyship across difference.
In 2016, Minal founded Brevity & Wit, a strategy + design firm whose mission is to bring more diversity to design and a design thinking mindset to diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives within organizations. Brevity & Wit’s clients include PBS Kids, Amnesty International, and the International Center for Research on Women.
Minal’s thought leadership has been published in the Stanford Social Innovation Review and she has been a guest on several podcasts and radio shows, including The Kojo Nnamdi Show on WAMU/NPR, and she is currently under contract to deliver two books on diversity, equity, and inclusion, to be published in 2021.
Minal has a B.A. in English from Bowdoin College, a Master’s degree in clinical psychology from Fordham University, and was formally trained in organizational development and change leadership at Georgetown University. In 2016, she was selected as a Digital Production Fellow by Organizing for Action, the nonprofit advocacy group started by President Barack Obama. She currently serves on the Board of Lifestock International, a non-governmental organization dedicated to improving the livelihoods of livestock holders around the world, and on the Advisory Board for Bring Change to Mind, a nonprofit seeking to end mental health stigma.