Janelle Abela

Janelle Abela

London, Ontario
Promoting Success, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Expert
Janelle Abela is a speaker, business coach, equity strategist & business advisor. Also the founder & consultant at Diverse Solutions Strategy firm. She founded the company to increase diversity, equity, and inclusion in corporate settings while comprehensively benefiting the organization, employees, and clientele. She believes that We all come from unique walks of life and our commitment is to support that diversity and create harmonious growth. Organizations thrive from equitable and inclusive practices and so does individual well-being.
  • Communications
  • Diversity & Inclusion
  • Personal Growth
  • Athletes & Sports
  • Awareness Days
  • Corporate Audience
  • Education & Teachers
  • Inspirational
  • Key Note
  • Motivation
  • Social & Cultural


Janelle Abela is the founder and principal consultant at Diverse Solutions Strategy Firm. She founded the company to increase diversity, equity, and inclusion in corporate settings while comprehensively benefiting the organization, employees, and clientele.

In this episode of the Advance: Women in Manufacturing podcast series, Janelle Abela discusses the importance and benefits of implementing diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workspace. She talks about how manufacturers can begin this journey, whom they can involve as part of the process and the need for continuous evaluation.

Her belief is that We all come from unique walks of life and our commitment is to support that diversity and create harmonious growth. Organizations thrive from equitable and inclusive practices and so does individual well-being. Janelle Abela is here to help you transform and grow efficiently and effectively.

Her Professional Experiences are Diverse Solutions Strategy Firm Inc., CEO & Founder, 2019 – Present, Independent Consultant, 2014 – Present, WEtech Alliance, Business Advisor, 2020 – 2022, Greater Essex County District School Board, Teacher, 2018 – 2021, Lambton Kent District School Board, Teacher, 2016 – 2020, Head of the Class Education, Private Teacher, 2015 – 2017.

As a proud, Black, South Asian, Caribbean woman, Janelle Abela utilizes her privilege and experiences to fortify powerful changes in business and education. She seeks to innovate instructional strategies to integrate the diversity present in our social and working environments.

As an educator, Janelle Abela works to nurture the value of diversity by expanding content and current approaches in DEI education. By doing so, Janelle’s efforts increase equity and representation, promoting success for all learners in our globalized society.

Janelle is an active researcher, focusing on DE&I and BIPOC collaboration. She actively presents at international conferences, sharing DE&I initiatives in education/training. Janelle Abela has and continues to encapsulate her findings in scholarly research publications. She facilities and leads learning sessions across North America and strives to engage in her community to increase equity; upholding the common good and working to increase human dignity for all.

As you work together, she will ensure that you collaborated every step of the way. This is your learning journey and She is excited to be with you on it. Together, you will be innovators, and changemakers and create a better tomorrow.




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Janelle Abela Topic Presentations

being leaders of tomorrow

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equity in everyday life

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beyond inclusive content

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diversity, equity, and inclusion

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the decolonization of education

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overcoming eurocentrism in the secondary classroom

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promoting success in social studies instruction

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Janelle Abela travels from London, Ontario & delivers customized and tailored keynote speeches, presentations, workshops and training sessions. on the topics enlisted below. These services are designed for a variety of audiences, industries, and event types and event formats.


Thank you for so many things today.  I cannot begin to articulate everything I am grateful for yet because I am still unpacking. Thank you again for everything that you have given me today.  I hope to continue the work with a lot more confidence in my goals.

Nadine Draper

Greater-Essex County District School Board

There was never any finger-pointing by the presenter.  Instead, it focused more on scenarios and how the police would respond.  Speaking about these concepts was a fantastic starting point for dealing with different situations. By thinking/speaking about these subjects and trying to work in a better way I feel that we will get a better response from our community members, reduce anxiety from members, and will likely reduce negative interactions at same time reinstilling confidence in the police.

Nawzad Sinjari

Staff Sergeant- Administration
LaSalle Police Service

I have engaged in a lot of professional development and this session had me engaged for all three hours. The session was thought provoking and inspiring. I have a better appreciation and respect for our diverse environment here at the college and in our community.

Ed Marocko

Professor Police Foundations/Protection Security & Investigations
St. Clair College

In her engagements with students and faculty, she cultivates a constructive and thoughtful space within which to address controversial EDI issues and effectively draws upon her own experience as an educator to provide B.Ed. students with guidance on EDI areas that need further attention in their work. Her guest lectures have been among the highlights of my courses. During and afterwards I received accolades from students regarding how effective she was in connecting to them and making the complex and daunting task of fostering an equitable and inclusive classroom for their Kindergarten–Grade 8 students seem feasible.

Catherine Vanner

Faculty of Education, University of Windsor

Janelle spoke at a company event for our organization and is a very engaging and informative speaker.  She has the ability to help her audience connect large important concepts to ideas they can relate to and help them see how to shift their own perspective.  Her mix of humour and deep knowledge provides an engaging and educational experience.  The feedback we received from her session was excellent and left the staff hungry for more information.

Christine Bandy

CHRL, Psychological H&S Advisor
Benefits Specialist, Coach Libro Credit Union

We choose Janelle Abela out of fifteen potential candidates to lead Diversity and Inclusion work for Leaders of Monroe County in the Florida Keys. Not only were we impressed that she offers a range of topics and learning modalities, but also with her scholarly background that shines through in the ways she reaches her audience.  As we were determining the needs of our community, she brainstormed with us, was flexible, and led meetings in a highly organized fashion. In her presentation to over 80 Leaders, she received high marks and outstanding feedback. Participants left engaged and inspired. Janelle has since continued to offer a 6-month learning program with participants to deepen their...

Hilary Penner

Education and Conservation Programs Manager
Reef Environmental Education Foundation, Florida

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