anupama jain and Hannah du Plessis

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Inclusant’s founder and principal consultant anupama jain specializes in cross-sector diversity and inclusion education, with an emphasis on community building, global awareness, and social justice. A former professor of literary and cultural studies, since 2011, anu has focused on collaborative community organizing and public humanities initiatives in Pittsburgh, partnering with diverse local groups and designing original programming such as Color Me Pgh, Scholars at Large, 12×12: Connecting Pittsburgh to the World. She continues to teach at the University of Pittsburgh in the program for Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies on topics such as Gender & Leadership and Feminist Theory.

Hannah du Plessis is a pioneer in the field of “Design for Social Innovation” where she uses methods from the arts, design, coaching and facilitation to help people become and create the world they wish to live in. This blend developed through experience in community leadership in South Africa, design leadership, and consulting experience in the U.S., Europe and Africa and a continual exploration of the creative process. She holds a Masters in Design Methodology from IIT, a degree in interior design and a diploma in fine arts. She is principal at Fit Associates and faculty member of the Masters in Design for Social Innovation program at the School of Visual Arts in New York and Carnegie Mellon University School of Design.

With consulting from Laurie Bolewitz.


Sunday, August 27, 10:00amOur Experiences as Women in Comedy with anupama jain and Hannah du Plessis