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Devika Brij.

Enabling underrepresented professionals to embrace the driver’s seat of their careers and companies to unlock the potential of their workforce.

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About Devika

As a champion for self advocacy, career advancement and thriving workforces, Devika is driving transformative change in professional development and human capital strategy for underrepresented professionals and their leaders. 

Devika's path to becoming an expert in career and leadership development began with her own experiences as a woman of color who had to navigate the barriers of advancing in corporate environments. 

Despite her consistent achievements and contributions, Devika was often overlooked for incentives and growth opportunities causing her to feel unworthy of the career she desired. Instead of being defeated by the systems that were not designed for underrepresented professionals to thrive, she created successful frameworks that would enable her, her peers and the people she managed to attain the careers they deserved. After over a decade of working within Fortune 50 corporations like Google and LinkedIn, Devika launched Brij the Gap Consulting to help underrepresented professionals apply strategy to career development and help companies unlock the potential of their workforce.

Today, Devika spends her days partnering with Fortune 500 companies to teach their underrepresented employees and leaders how to thrive in their careers and increase retention of top talent. Outside of her role as CEO of Brij the Gap, Devika is the Co-Founder of Zaka, a professional development platform that enables first and second generation immigrants to receive career advancement education, coaching and strategic networks so they can win professionally. She is also the author of “Thrive in Color: How to Master Self-Advocacy and Command Your Career As An Underrepresented Professional.”, a career advancement playbook for people of color.

COMING SOON

Own Your Narrative

A step-by-step self-advocacy blueprint for professionals of color to navigate adversity and create career success.

Best Author Awards 2023

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Best Author Awards 2023

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Best Author Awards 2023

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SERVICES

Collaborating with Devika Brij is an opportunity to harness her wealth of experience and insights to drive your career or organization forward. Her personalized guidance and commitment to empowerment make working with her an enriching and transformative experience.

WORKSHOPS *COMING SOON*

Access on-demand workshops that cover critical professional development topics, empowering you with the knowledge and tools you need to advance your career.

SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS

Devika is an engaging and experienced speaker, ready to share her expertise and inspire your audience at your next conference, offsite, webinar or event. Past Speaking engagements include: Reddit, Morgan Stanley, Great Place to Work, Glassdoor, Visa, Meta, Pinterest and more.

1x1 consulting

Need strategic support in navigating a specific challenge in your career? If you’re unclear on what the right next step is for career growth, Devika offers personalized guidance to individuals to help them make meaningful progress. *Private coaching opportunities are limited.*

Driving Performance, Productivity, and Retention

Empowering Organizations

Devika’s expertise extends beyond individual development. Through her role as CEO of Brij the Gap, she partners with corporations to develop, advance and increase retention of underrepresented employees and their leaders.

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What Her Clients Have to Say

Discover the transformative impact Devika has made on individuals and organizations.

“Devika Brij and her career development programs have proven to be true catalysts for empowering our employees at Visa to take charge of their careers and transform their interactions with their managers. Devika teaches employees how to articulate their value to their teams, the function, and the organization in a way that truly resonates with leaders. This, in turn, reshapes how these underrepresented employees are perceived during Talent Planning sessions, opening doors to promotional opportunities that might not have existed previously. Complementing this impactful content are Devika’s exceptional facilitation skills!”

JON WHEELER

“Devika doesn’t talk about career strategies in the abstract. She breaks it down in specific detail.  It is clear she knows what it feels like to be a minority in a predominantly White corporate world and how to push through the challenges that exist there and emerge more confident and more optimistic than ever. “

KAMALA AVILA-SALMON

“Genuine commitment. Thoughtful. Impactful. Those are just a few words that capture Devika. Our employees have had shifts in the way they approach developmental conversations with their managers, and by applying Devika’s teaching and guidance, they are already starting to see positive results in their careers. To date, this has been the best investment that I have made in my career and in the career of the underrepresented groups at our company. “

AFUA DONKOR

“Devika’s pragmatic yet strategic approach delivers the tools you need to grow, develop and advance in your professional life contributes to it being hands-down, the most effective professional development program that I’ve participated in during my entire career.  As a result, I was able to accomplish the challenging career pivot that I was seeking in less than a year and increase my base salary by 30%.”

MENA MAHANIAH

“Devika has delivered numerous career development workshops to our employees of diverse communities including different parts of the business and seniority levels. Some of our employees said her session was the best they’ve received while at our company!”

DR. ALICIA WILLIAMS

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