Axelle Ahanhanzo
Axelle Ahanhanzo
ED&I Change-maker & Founder
Axelle Ahanhanzo is a trailblazing force in the realm of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (ED&I). In Spring 2023, With a wealth of subject-matter expertise in anti-racism, neuro inclusivity, and gender equity, she founded Laudace, a consultancy firm & ecosystem dedicated to an equity-first and intersectionality-focused approach to driving ED&I awareness & education.

As a Beninese-Dutch Third-Culture Kid (TCK), Black woman, and late-diagnosed neurodivergent, Axelle possesses a unique perspective and cross-cultural awareness. She has lived in 8 different countries, speaks 6 languages, and holds an MSc in Corporate Communications from the University of Amsterdam (The Netherlands) and a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the Workplace certification from the USF Muma Business School (USA), and BA in Modern Languages and European Studies (Culture, History & Society) from the University of Birmingham (UK).

Through her lived experiences of burnout, workplace trauma and exclusion as a late-diagnosed neurodivergent Black woman, combined with a passion for organisational psychology and transformation, Axelle amplifies the marginalised identity groups she identifies with from holistic perspectives and intersectional lenses.
In June 2023, she emerged as a Top 10 Finalist at TEDxAmsterdamWomen's Talent Night, delivering a compelling pitch on the urgency of creating a more neuro inclusive world for all. Axelle's commitment to ED&I is unwavering, and her atypical background fuels her passion for driving positive and sustainable change.

With her expertise and dedication, Axelle Ahanhanzo leads the way toward a more inclusive and equitable future.