Mindy Gulati is founder and CEO of Fundamental Advisory, a consulting firm focused on advising businesses and law firms on issues related to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. Using a unique and personal approach, she designs strategic plans and custom content and workshops for organizations on issues related to implicit bias awareness, creating inclusive and innovative cultures at work, and educating on the ethical pitfalls and implications of ignoring DEI, as well as guiding organizations on legal issues such as sexual harassment and discrimination. Her approach provides the building blocks for cultural change through empathy, storytelling and understanding. She regularly tackles complex issues such as implicit & explicit bias in decision making, creating culturally competent workplaces, compensation equity, moving to conscious leadership and management. Her legal background gives her a key advantage in understanding these issues with an eye towards risk mitigation and by crafting specific policies and procedures to guard against the harms that workplace inequities create.
As a former criminal defense attorney and subject matter expert on implicit bias, she is passionate about fostering equity and inclusion through her work. She is intentional in the projects she takes and leaves a lasting impact on the organizations she works with. She has invested tremendous energy throughout her career sparking lasting movements for change through relationship-building and hard work; though her most profound joy comes from opening minds and opening doors. She prides herself on being a builder for others and recognizes that incremental improvement is only part of the path to success, not the finish line.
- Licensed Attorney in California & Texas
- Board President, Institute for Diversity and Civic Life
- Diversity Chair, American Constitution Society, Austin Lawyers Chapter
- Advisory Board Member City of Austin Mayor Adler’s Task Force Institutional Racism and Systemic Inequities- Finance & Industry Committee
- Virtual Diversity Officer
- Implicit Bias Awareness Trainings and Workshops
- Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Trainings and Workshops
- Strategic Planning around Equity and Inclusion
- Executive Coaching and Executive Leadership Conversations
- Advisor on Risk Mitigation and Compliance
- Sexual Harassment Workshops
- Keynote Speaker
Fatima Mann is the Director of Community Advocacy and Healing Project, a 501 c(3) dedicated to cultivating culturally mindful, healing and human centered experiences and policy reform. Serving as an AmeriCorps Vista, pushed her to become involved in combating police brutality through co-founding the Austin Justice Coalition (AJC) an Austin based social justice organization. Her work with AJC allowed her to participate in the creation of the body wearing camera policy for the Austin Police Department. She eventually attended and graduated in 2018, from Southern University Law Center (SULC). As a full time law student Fatima co-founded Counter Balance: ATX (CBATX) a Austin-based self-care and social justice organization. Fatima served as Executive Director of CBATX, receiving several awards, the 2018 National Association of Social Workers Public Citizen of the Year Award, 2018 Measure Austin Big Data & Community Policing Appreciation Award, and the 2017 Austin Community College Equity Activist Award. She also served as CBATX’s policy advisor and aided in the passing of the Sandra Bland Act. Upon graduation from law school, she recognized the need for advocacy through a healing lens and founded Community Advocacy and Healing Project.
Fatima has an expert perspective in cultural mindfulness, healing within organizational infrastructure, and human-centered approaches. She is a trailblazer in this area and curated culturally mindful, healing and human centered experiences all throughout the country. Fatima is an innovator, transformer, and visionary. Her knowledge, skills, abilities and practical advice of cultural competence and inclusivity through a healing lens offers companies access to creating equitable and inclusive environments. Fatima is a thought leader and organizer. By planting seeds of cultural mindfulness, she provides the tools to embrace cultural competency and inclusivity within practices, policies, and procedures.
- Public Speaker
- Curator Lawyer
- Certified Trauma Informed Yoga Teacher
- Founder and Director of Community Advocacy and Healing Project
- B.A. Political Science
- B.A. History with Minor in Africana Studies
- Juris Doctorate
- Director of Community Advocacy and Healing Project
- Member of Mayor Adler’s Task Force on Institutional Racism and Systemic Inequalities