Diversity reboot

Nadia Sawaya-Gauckler
Nadia Sawaya-Gauckler
Summit Speaker

Senior Vice President, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Nadia currently serves as the SVP, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at Pacific Western Bank where she leads the Bank’s comprehensive strategy on DEI. She collaborates with business functions to design and manage the execution of sustainable DEI programs and initiatives aligned with the Bank’s business growth strategies. Nadia strives to create a climate of inclusion, respect, and engagement to leverage DEI and further organizational success. She is committed to building an inclusive workplace for every employee affiliated with the Bank.

Nadia brings over 20 years of experience in developing and executing DEI strategic interventions across national and international organizations. Her philosophy of work is to do what she loves, to align her purpose with her passion, and to surround herself with a talented and passionate team committed to promoting and fostering equity and inclusion.

Nadia’s career highlights include serving as Commissioner on Middle-East American Affairs for Former Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley. She was also honored in 2005 by Johns Hopkins University with their Diversity Award. Nadia holds degrees in Economics and Health Care Administration from the University of South Dakota and has received certification in Intercultural Foundations.

Nadia lives in Lafayette, Colorado with her husband and her 8-year old son.