Bianca Chow is a Diversity, Equity & Inclusion consultant, facilitator, and storyteller with over 18 years of experience in DEI, brand management, marketing, global operations, communications, project management and employee engagement. Bianca pivoted into the DEI consulting space after leading teams and strategic global initiatives in Corporate America, which included time in the fashion, retail and tech industries.
Most recently Bianca led the consulting team at Hummingbird Humanity, a human-centered DEI and HR start-up focused on amplifying the voices of the unheard. As the VP of Consulting, Bianca enjoyed wearing many hats as a Senior Consultant on projects ranging from the Fintech industry to the Broadway stage, as well as mentored and nurtured up-and-coming consultants navigating the ever-changing landscape of DEI. As an integral member of the senior leadership team, she collaborated on thought papers touching on Representation, the sometimes messy DEI journey, Women in the workplace, and many other focus areas in the growing DEI arena. Bianca also helped co-create and expand the start-up’s DEI offerings with a human-centered approach in mind, and actively drove business development and increased engagement with key stakeholders throughout the client DEI journey.
Bianca enjoys sharing her career journey and her personal story as a daughter of Chinese immigrants as a means of empowering others, specifically teen girls and women to reach their full potential. Building bridges of trust is important to Bianca as an AAPI woman, and she has been a proud member of the Membership Committee, Grants Committee, and Special Events Committee for the Orchid Giving Circle at the Texas Women’s Foundation for almost five years. Bianca’s passion for philanthropy and raising awareness about the needs of the underserved within the Asian community is part of the long-lasting legacy she hopes to leave in the North Texas area and beyond.
In addition to serving as a champion for women and girls through nonprofits like Dallas Step Up Women’s Network, GenHERation, and the Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas, Bianca is also a dynamic advocate for Disability Inclusion and Mental Health. She believes that all of folks’ identities, whether “above the waterline or below” matter immensely and help us connect at a deeper level. Her own mental health journey as a woman of color has emboldened her to talk about mental health and wellbeing in the workplace, in the hopes that shining a light on our stories of humanity will help destigmatize a topic once considered too taboo for corporate settings.
While the possibility of writing a children’s book and starting a podcast highlighting Asian voices is still in the “scheming and dreaming” phase, in the interim Bianca has helped authors and thought leaders craft important stories about different lived experiences and the importance of holding space for inclusive conversations, no matter how uncomfortable or messy they may be. A humbling moment was partnering with Shanterra McBride, a teacher, speaker and preacher to share a mistake Bianca made in their friendship at the height of the racial reckoning in the US, and the important lesson learned, in the book Shanterra co-wrote with Rosalind Wiseman entitled, “Courageous Discomfort: How to have important, brave, life-changing conversations about race and racism.” It can go without saying that creativity, life-long learning, and story-telling are key focus and growth areas that matter to Bianca.
Bianca holds a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing from The McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas at Austin. She was born and raised in Houston, TX and after studying in Austin as well as Sao Paulo, Brazil, she spent six months via an Executive Leadership Rotational Program in the New York/New Jersey area before moving back to Texas in 2005. Bianca and her rescue pup Archie currently call Dallas home.
Certifications & Education
- Diversity Crew Institute – DEI Certification
- Bachelor in Business Administration – McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas at Austin
- Lean Six Sigma
- DEI facilitation and learning journeys
- Human centered approaches to DEI work like focus groups, leader interviews/coaching, culture surveys, etc.
- Creating psychological safety for folks who are often overlooked or marginalized
- Addressing systemic issues and programs and processes (vs band-aid solutions)
Most Requested Presentations
- Psychological Safety
- The AAPI experience
- Women’s Empowerment
- Mentorship and Sponsorship
- The Allyship Journey
- DEI Storytelling