Open Lecture - Cultural Intelligence

Hosted by Al-Maktoum College of Higher Education

Location: Al-Maktoum College of Higher Education

Date & Time

Wednesday, Apr 3, 2024 at 13:00 - 15:00

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About the Speaker:

Ritika was born and brought up in India. She went on to achieve an MBA in the UK and broke all barriers as an immigrant to Canada and the UK. Ritika has over 30 years of experience working at Board level across 3 continents, with senior stakeholders - within the public and private sector.

Ritika is on a mission to bring inclusion and innovation to the heart of organisations, and she believes that Cultural Intelligence (CQ) is a capability which can do that. Following her recent role as COO at the Cultural Intelligence Centre, Ritika is now the Founder and CEO of Prabhaav Global. Prabhaav means 'impact' in Hindi and the organization’s mission is to apply the transformational power of Cultural Intelligence for impactful leadership.

Ritika uses her lived experience, with astute storytelling combined with the theory that sits behind the Cultural Intelligence framework - to deliver engaging and insightful work, for transformative change at an individual, team and organisational level.

Ritika is a CQ Certified Facilitator and a Fellow at the Society of Leadership Fellows, Windsor Castle. She sits on the Strategic Advisory Board member for British Transport Police and is a Trustee and Board Director at the 5% club. Ritika is also a sought-after Keynote speaker.

Ritika Wadhwa, focuses on empowering individuals and organisations through Cultural Intelligence, aiming to drive impactful change in behaviors and actions. With extensive experience across continents and sectors, Ritika brings a wealth of knowledge to address challenges faced by organisations, offering tailored solutions. Prabhaav Global's services include speaking engagements, workshops, and programs designed to enhance cultural understanding and collaboration, particularly in cross-cultural contexts. For more detailed information, please visit their website at

Event location

Al-Maktoum College

124 Blackness Road

Dundee, DD1 5PE