“I will always speak up on topics like inequality. As a mother myself and a civilian living in this beautiful and complex world, I feel strongly about making a difference and what I can do to contribute to a world where I feel my daughter has a place where she completely can be her true self. Every day is a new day to learn more about each other, to connect to understand and to unite. I very much sympathize with the mission of BIF and I am honored to do my part in the change the Black Impact Foundation envisions for a more inclusive and equitable world.”
Born in Suriname, raised in the Netherlands, Ashnie descends from ancestors with both African and Indian roots. She feels fortunate to benefit from the best all these cultures offer her. Over the past 15 years she has been involved with many initiatives striving for a more inclusive and equitable society. Whether it is by supporting corporates and government organizations with expert advice on dealing with climate change, becoming more inclusive and retaining a diverse workforce or by enabling dropout students to become more self-sufficient and finish their education. As former Head of Corporate Responsibility at KPMG, Ashnie was one of the Founders of the KPMG Jan Hommen Scholarship Foundation and served as a board member on the Agora Network. Currently, she is active as Program Manager Sustainability at the IND for the Ministry of Justice and Security.