Prasanna Ranganathan
Diversity and Belonging Lead
Toronto, Ontario


Prasanna (B.A., J.D., LL.M.) has worked as a lawyer, diversity and inclusion lead, speaker, and social media strategist and is currently the Diversity and Belonging Lead at Shopify. He is an Associate Producer of Dream, Girl, a documentary on women entrepreneurs that premiered at the Obama White House in May 2016. A social media & red carpet correspondent, Prasanna has covered the red carpets at the 2019 Academy Awards, the 2014 Screen Actors Guild Awards, and the 2018 CTV Upfront. Proudly claiming his identity as an LGBTQ2 person of colour with a disability (legal blindness), Prasanna is a seasoned speaker on diversity and inclusion, speaking at: the 2017 Walrus Talks Canada 150 Tour, the annual Toronto International Film Festival inclusion and accessibility training, and the 2019 International Women’s Day Summit on Parliament Hill.