Anu Mandapati

Anu Mandapati

Location: Pflugerville, TX


Anu Mandapati stands as an acclaimed global thought leader in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) and leadership development, earning accolades such as recognition in the top 100 DEI Leaders of 2021 and 2022. Her professional journey encompasses pivotal roles, including serving as the Head of DEIB at Magic Leap and DEI Coaching Center Faculty for The Forum on Workplace Inclusion. She has previously held the position of VP, Head of DEI & Leadership Development at Talking Talent, as well as the role of US D&I Coaching Leader at PwC. Her credentials also include being an ICF Professional Certified Coach (PCC), Certified Team Performance Coach (CTPC), and National Board Certified Health & Wellness Coach (NBC-HWC).

Anu's expertise lies in the intricate junction of leadership, relationships, well-being, and inclusion, where she employs her skills to coach executives and teams through change, foster collaboration across diverse backgrounds, amplify their influence, and contribute to a more promising future. She has played a significant role in collaborating with various global Fortune 500 organizations to formulate comprehensive enterprise-wide talent development and DEI strategies.

Furthermore, Anu has a fervor for authorship in the domains of leadership and organizational development. She is a contributing author to two influential books, ""The Female CEO"" and ""A View From the Top: Exceptional Leadership Strategies for Women."" Her insights, tools, and strategies on leadership have been featured in prominent publications such as Forbes, Fortune, HR Daily Advisor, Inc., Money, and Yahoo.

Beyond her professional commitments, Anu resides in Austin, Texas, where she derives solace from nature, indulges in Tex-Mex cuisine, and cherishes the proximity of both immediate and extended family members.

Niche Areas of Expertise

  • C-Suite
  • Diversity & Inclusion
  • HR Advisory
  • Team Effectiveness
  • Women & Leadership

Industry Experience

  • Financial Services
  • Government
  • High Tech
  • Healthcare Systems & Services
  • Nonprofit
  • Professional Services
  • Pharmaceuticals & Medical Products
  • Private Equity & Principal Investors
  • Social Sector
  • Media & Entertainment


  • English


  • University of Texas at Austin - MEd, Counseling Psychology
  • University of Texas at Austin - BA, Psychology


  • 360 Interview
  • DiSC
  • IDI
  • HBDI
  • AIIR Team Effectiveness Survey
  • Thomas-Kilmann Instrument

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