Tiaji Sio


Tiaji Sio (24) | Forbes 30 Under 30 | JoinPolitics Talent | Advocate for Diversity & Inclusion | Spokesperson of the Diplomats of Color Network | Co-Founder of DIVERSITRY | Digital Female Leader Award Finalist | Keynote Speaker | McCloy Fellow | MPA Candidate at Harvard Kennedy School | MSc Student in International Development at the University of Edinburgh | Follow Your Path Scholarship Alumna | Zonta Young Women in Public Affairs Award International Finalist



Forbes DACH 30 Under 30


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"As the founder of the diversity network Diplomats of Color, Tiaji Sio is a major driving force behind the anti-racism discourse in the German Foreign Service. Diplomats of Color currently has 150 members - as well as supporters such as the former CHRO of Siemens, Janina Kugel, or the German politician Aminata Touré. In 2019, Sio also headed the legal and consular section of the German Embassy in Senegal for two months and was able to secure the acquittal of two unjustly imprisoned persons. For Tiaji Sio, the greatest achievement is to see that her own actions make a difference in society."

'We need movers and shakers who pave the way for the next generaion of diverse leaders.'






Recent Public Speaking Opportunities


Changemaker Session of the Managing Global Governance Academy

(German Development Institute)

Diplomatic Service Career Day for GDW Scholarship Holders and Alumni

(German Foundation for Integration)







Moderated the event "Diversity in Politics and Public Administration" with Astrid Hollmann and Aminata Touré


Panel discussion on Diversity and Inclusion with Backtosch Mustafa, Founder of ApplicAid, and Dr. Julia Freudenberg, CEO of the Hacker School

(Start Social e.V.)

Social media statements on diversity & inclusion for the Federal Foreign Office and the Canadian Embassy in Berlin









Panel discussion on diversity in development cooperation

(Cultural Diversity Initiative of the GIZ)



Q&A Session with ADAN

(Afro German Academics Network)


Panel Discussion on #BlackLivesMatter in German Foreign Policy

(Green Youth Party)