Vidya Mahadevan

Bringing together the power of inclusive leadership, strategic thinking, talent, and technology, Vidya is deeply passionate about building a fair and equitable world where we all belong. 

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Vidya Mahadevan works at the intersection of digital and organizational excellence with companies on executive search, leadership development strategies, and implementation with keen focus on diversity, equity, and inclusion. Based in New York, Vidya has 13+ years of international experience working in organization design, strategy and turnarounds, IT strategy and operations, M&A, and DEI. Over the course of her career, Vidya has worked closely with leaders to enhance inclusion efforts and shape corporate culture. Previously she spent seven years at McKinsey & Company, most recently as the diversity, equity, and inclusion solutions leader where she advised clients across industries on organization culture and strategic DEI transformation topics. She oversaw research, product development, and client delivery of DEI solutions. Prior to joining McKinsey, she worked in various business technology and operations roles with Capital One globally and in the microfinance sector in India.

“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” - Dr. Maya Angelou

Vidya holds an MBA in finance and organizational effectiveness from The Wharton School, an MA in international studies from the Lauder Institute, University of Pennsylvania, and a BE with honors in electronics and instrumentation from Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani.
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Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Advisory Executive Search Finance Financial Services Human Resources Social Impact Technology Technology, Data, and Digital

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