George Washington University adjunct professor, Semhar Araia, just launched her own consulting firm, Semai Consulting. This consulting firm builds off of the Diaspora Women’s Action Network (DWIA) another organization founded by Semhar Araia. The consulting firm is dedicated to training organizations in diaspora practice through leadership and diversity.
“Semai is the Tigrinia word for ‘sky’, a name that I chose as a reference to my own émigré experience as the daughter of Eritrean parents in New York,” says Araia. “And it is also a word that connotes the vastness of opportunities – even when opportunities seem scarce or confused, as we all continue to discover the power of our own identities – culturally, geographically, and technologically.”