Be informed.

 Be empowered.

 Be your own catalyst for change. 


Cindu Thomas-George is the Founder and Principal Trainer of Shakti Diversity and Equity Training. As a diversity and inclusion practitioner, she designs and facilitates professional development experiences that promote equity, inclusion, anti-racism, and intercultural competence. In her fifteen plus years of working as a diversity practitioner and professor, she has developed a mastery of creating and facilitating impactful learning experiences that equip employees with the knowledge and skills necessary to be advocates of diversity and agents of change who are empowered to work towards cultivating an inclusive and equitable organizational culture.


Shakti SErvices



 Shakti Workshops provide an engaging and rich learning experience rooted in academic theory and work towards creating transformative change within the individual and the organization.


Lunch and 


Shakti Lunch & Learns are short but impactful learning experiences that are designed for organizations looking to provide their employees with a quick, one hour professional development opportunity.


Diversity and Inclusion Coaching

Shakti Diversity and Inclusion Coaching provides guidance and mentor-ship to help clients become culturally responsive leaders in today's increasingly diverse workplace. 


"When we were beginning our DEI journey, we worked with a number of different recommended trainers. Immediately, Cindu singled herself out due to her experience, proactive council, and adaptability, particularly as we adjusted to all-virtual trainings in response to COVID-19. Our first DEI training session with Cindu was so well received by our staff that we immediately scheduled a follow up session for our management team and senior leaders. Cindu’s personal commitment and interweaving of her own story and DEI journey in her trainings really resonated with our staff. I’d highly recommend her as a trainer and facilitator regardless of where you are in your organizational DEI journey."

Tina Fasset Smith

Director of Innovation and Strategic Alignment

Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning