Tahmena Bokhari

Tahmena Bokhari is the director of equity, diversity and inclusion at Smith School of Business at Queen’s University. In this role, she works closely with the dean and others across the school to advance diversity and a culture of inclusion at Smith.

Tahmena has more than 20 years’ experience leading organizational change and providing strategic guidance to leaders and teams to enhance and advance positive EDI behaviours and best practices.

She has a wealth of knowledge and experience leading organizational and individual change. She brings subject-matter expertise and a deep understanding of the complex dynamics of discrimination, racism, systemic inequity and cultural diversity, as well as comprehensive knowledge of relevant legislation, policies and processes. Her extensive international experience involving humanitarian and equity-related initiatives provides a global perspective to her work.

Tahmena has worked across a range of public-sector areas including housing, community development, settlement, child welfare and the justice system. Recently, she worked in Northern Ontario with incarcerated individuals from groups overrepresented in the criminal justice system. Tahmena earned a master’s of social work with a specialization in diversity, equity and inclusion from the University of Toronto.