Mudita Consultancy provides Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion consulting services for global businesses, with a specialisation in cultural diversity as our area of expertise. We support businesses and individuals that are committed to creating a welcoming and inclusive workplace environment, with a particular focus on helping to bridge gaps between diverse cultures in global enterprises.
We believe that diversity offers great value to global businesses: scientific research has found substantial evidence to show that companies who value and promote diversity and inclusion are likely to outperform their competitors , and research also suggests a close correlation between diversity and innovation . On a related note, the reason why we prefer to talk about “D&I”, instead of “I&D”, is that we see diversity as an opportunity for personal growth, as a chance to learn something new and to approach someone new with positive curiosity and an open mind, as a concept that we should understand and embrace in order to live and work with a better awareness of our surroundings. There cannot be any real inclusion if we’re not aware of the differences between ourselves and others, if we are not ready to appreciate other people for who they are, open to understand what motivates and inspires people and makes them tick, and willing to work together through our differences to achieve a common goal.
Through our consultancy and training services, we aim to provide a different perspective on diversity, promote cultural awareness and sensitivity, and facilitate cross-cultural interactions. Organisations are growing, and are doing so by developing -- or even setting up from scratch -- in new countries and territories. Business growth also sees companies taking up opportunities to outsource aspects of their work to overseas professionals. Expectations of working relationships, power dynamics, time management, conflicting priorities, customer service: these are some of the many aspects of corporate life that are perceived differently (and vary significantly) across different countries, nationalities, and cultures. Whether you plan to expand, outsource on a global scale, or capitalise on your current business model, Mudita works with you: together we will turn cultural diversity into an added value, a unique source of strength, a key driver of continuous innovation.
Hello everyone! I’m Maria: Mudita’s founder, interculturalist, and D&I consultant.
Originally from Italy, I’ve spent a considerable amount of time living abroad and working in multicultural corporate environments, immersed in cultures different from my own: I speak three languages fluently, and I’ve learnt through personal “field experience” how challenging it can be to adapt to new ways of doing things. Such eye-opening, thought- provoking, exciting - and occasionally frustrating! - experiences have made me highly aware of the effects that cross-cultural miscommunication can have on both personal and professional relationships, and provided me with an in-depth understanding of how global cultures operate in the world of business.
I founded Mudita driven by passion for human behaviour, hunger for knowledge, and a strong desire to help people and businesses resolve communication issues.
I’m a communication facilitator, a cross-cultural mediator experienced in filtering information and evaluating situations through the lens of cultural diversity, and a holistic thinker who believes that cultural sensitivity and clear communication are the key elements of outstanding business performance.