International Speaker, Author, Executive Business Coach

Transforming the way WE work and lead together.

Leadership + Business + DEI = Results

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Keynote Speaker

Rania Anderson speaking in front of a crowdAs a global DEI expert, Rania shares evidence-based practical insights and actions that leaders take to accelerate their success and build high performing, diverse, gender-balanced, equitable teams that produce stellar results.

With over 25 years coaching executives, corporate experience, two paradigm-shifting books, and her experience as a woman of color and immigrant, Rania draws on diverse intersectional experiences and practical insights.

As an international keynote speaker at corporations, conferences, and universities, Rania builds inclusive leadership skills and shows success-minded leaders and managers  how to work and lead more equitably together. With a refreshingly direct approach, she identifies overlooked opportunities, shares breakthrough insights, and provides tangible, evidence-based action that can immediately be adopted.

Originally from the Middle East and having lived, traveled and worked in both developing and developed countries, she has a global perspective of women, immigrants and people of color in the workplace and in leadership.

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Select Speaking Engagements
  • PepsiCo
  • Bank of America
  • Harvard Business School
  • AB InBev
  • American Express, GM, Microsoft and PwC joint initiative.
  • TEDWomen
  • Black and Veatch
  • Grupo Bimbo Top Leaders Meeting
  • P&G, Mexico
  • Women’s Forum
  • South Africa, various corporate and university engagements
  • Ukraine, Moldova and Republic of Georgia sponsored by U.S. State Department
  • Global Women in Leadership Economic Forum, Abu Dhabi
  • Angel Capital Association
  • GE Saudi Women’s Leadership Summit
  • WeXchange Conferences


WE: Men, Women, and the Decisive Formula for Winning at Work

WE: Men, Women, and the Decisive Formula for Winning at Work

WE is the first hands-on manager’s guide with concrete actions you can take to recruit, retain, and advance high-caliber women in the workplace. Accelerate your success and be the teammate and leader everyone wants to work with.

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UNDETERRED: The Six Success Habits of Women in Emerging Economies

Undeterred Book

UNDETERRED is the first career advice book for ambitious women in emerging economies. The award-winning book is based on Rania’s expertise, specific strategies, and inspiring interviews with over 250 women in growth economies.

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Rania coaching a woman

Rania works with her clients to help them excel and find solutions to challenges they face. Using a solutions-focused approach, her clients identify the why of their behavior, actions to take and fine-tune their leadership skills to achieve their goals.

Executive Coaching is distinct from other types of coaching. It is a structured relationship between two business partners who work together closely for a specified period of time. It is designed to produce enhanced professional awareness and business results.

Typical Coaching Topics

  • Leadership Transition
  • Strategic or business issues and opportunities
  • Executive presence
  • Decision making
  • Career advancement and transition
  • Improving productivity
  • Talent management and succession planning
  • Fixing a difficult situation
  • Leading and developing staff
  • Building successful work teams
  • Building diverse, equitable and inclusive teams and workplaces



I contribute and make an impact at the intersection of business, leadership and DEI, equipping leaders and professionals with new ways to work, lead, and succeed together.
I  am driven by a deeply held conviction that the global economy will only thrive when women and all people are equally engaged in leading its prosperity. I bring my global experience as a business leader, executive coach, woman of color and immigrant to share evidence based diverse, intersectional, results-oriented insights and behaviors that make a difference

Global Expert

  1. Diversity Equity and Inclusion
  2. Executive Business Coaching and Consulting
  3. Equipping male leaders and all managers with the inclusive leadership skills to work and lead more equitably and achieve gender parity in leadership
  4. Developing  and advancing women worldwide, especially in emerging economies.


Keynote at corporations, conferences and universities around the world especially in the United States, Latin America, Africa, the Middle East and Eastern Europe.


WE: Men, Women, and The Decisive Formula for Winning at Work (Wiley September 2018). A new playbook to recruit, retain, and lead with high-caliber women in the workplace. lead inclusively and achieve gender parity.

UNDETERRED: The Six Success Habits of Women in Emerging Economies, the first career advice book written for educated, ambitious women in emerging markets.

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Executive Leadership Coach

25 years guiding leaders to boost their success and achieve their objectives

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Guiding success-minded leaders and managers with transformational ways to work, and lead equitably together.


A Women’s Media Center SheSource expert, the go-to resource for journalists, bookers, and producers. Select articles about, written by and quoting Rania available here.

Corporate Experience

Early career (1984-1997) at Bank of America and its predecessor banks. Contributed in a variety of capacities including: international banking, training, executive development and HR. Attained a senior leadership role.


Masters of Science, Foreign Service, honors concentration International Business, Georgetown University. Bachelor of Science, Business, Oklahoma State University.


Co-founded the 8th women’s angel network investor network formed in the U.S. to provide equity capital to women-led startups.



To inquire about my availability for speaking engagements or reach me please email raniaanderson@thewaywomenwork.com

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