Sonja Gittens-Ottley

Born: Trinidad & Tobago

Occupation: Businessperson;

Position: Head, Diversity & Inclusion;

Company: Asana;

Industry: Computer Software;

Residence: United States;

Nationality: Trinidadian

Sonja Gittens-Ottley is the Head, Diversity & Inclusion at Asana, a web and mobile application designed to help teams organize, track, and manage their work.


Ms. Gittens-Ottley was previously Global Diversity Program Manager, Facebook (Aug 2014 – Nov 2015). Prior to that she was Global Policy Counsel, Business & Human Rights, Yahoo. She was Project Manager, International Legal Team (2005 – 2010), at Yahoo.

Before moving to the United States and joining Yahoo, Ms. Gittens-Ottley worked as a Corporate Lawyer for the Central Bank of Trinidad and Tobago.


Ms. Gittens-Ottley is an Alumni of the invite only Georgetown Leadership Seminar (2013). She earned a Legal Education Certificate (L.E.C. Law) from the Hugh Wooding Law School (1994 – 1996). She holds a Bachelor of Laws (LL.B) from the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus (1991-1994).

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