More Diversity. Inclusivity Now.
Who We Are
MAS DIVERSITY CONSULTANCY is a Black-owned, Woman-owned company committed to equipping educational leaders and students with tools to address challenges of Diversity Equity and Inclusion (DEI) in the classroom and youth program environment.
MAS DIVERSITY CONSULTANCY exists to transform and build organizational and school culture capacity for true diversity while promoting longstanding inclusive environments for educators, administrators and students.
Maisha has a strong lens and understanding of the impact of race, gender, and culture on learning experiences and often engages participants around these themes. She creates a safe space for learners to talk about these issues and express their own views, while also giving support to ensure the conversations are successful.
Consultant, The BridgeSpan Group
What We Believe
We believe that changed behavior begins with uncovering the rooted beliefs that shape them. We delve deep into the foundations of systemic power, implicit bias and dominant narratives in ways that resonate with all learners.
We believe that Social Emotional Learning (SEL) is at the core of transformational growth providing new knowledge and skills that will inform teaching practices and encourage greater authentic relationships with students.
HOW WE WORK
MAS DIVERSITY CONSULTANCY employs an experiential approach to our DEI work fostering empathy and understanding around issues of racial, educational and economic equity. We stand on the belief that youth are the changemakers of our future. WE are passionate about ensuring that youth have the knowledge skills and tools needed to transform their own personal circles of influence, whether it be at home, school or work. We work hard to prepare educators and youth leaders to create genuine learning environments where all youth can be nurtured and stimulated in becoming advocators and allies against social injustice.
Maisha Azadi Sebastiany
CEO, MAS DIVERSITY CONSULTANCY
Maisha Sebastiany holds an advanced degree (MBA) in the field of Media Management and has over ten years working in youth development, launching and building leadership programs within the government, and non-profit sectors. Her experience includes curriculum and program development of diversity education and leadership training at both the collegiate and high school levels. She has worked with Morgan State University, Indiana University, and the New York City Department of Education's Advisory Council on Career and Technical Education.
Founder and Director of Urban Artivist Academy, an arts-in-education program launched in New York City and now operating in Los Angeles. She has also served as the Program Director of both the Mayor’s Youth Leadership Council and the New York City Youth Council through Coro New York Leadership Center.
Maisha brings a creative energy and authenticity to her facilitation that creates space for compassionate yet challenged conversations to take place.
She has trained with Theater of the Oppressed, Undoing Racism Workshop, The People's Institute,The Masterful Trainer and Cambridge Leadership Associates Adaptive Leadership Framework. She has worked with Interpersonal Leadership Styles and is deeply influenced by her many years as a teaching artist with a background in drama therapy.
Most recently she directed the launch of American Film Institute’s Storytelling Bootcamp in partnership with LAUSD and has been a volunteer facilitator for The Center for Race and Reconciliation in Los Angeles.