Monica Marquez
Founder & Chief Inclusion Officer.
Corporate Leader.
Equity & Diversity Expert.

I am a consciousness creator on a mission to champion equity for all in life, work and community.

Throughout my career, I have pioneered industry-leading programs to help the disadvantaged gain breakthrough access to opportunities. I have led diversity and inclusion initiatives at some of the world’s best companies such as Goldman Sachs, Bank of America, Ernst & Young, and Google.

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As a young Latina growing up in a small West Texas town, I was the first in my family to go to graduate school and achieve significant professional success. My experiences taught me that drive and determination alone are not enough –access to opportunities is essential for success. I became a relentless advocate for equity, and I am committed to rewriting the narrative for marginalized communities.

I am a thought leader and expert on diversity and its impact on innovation. I have developed game-changing programs to open doors for women and minorities. I helped women re-enter the workforce by pioneering the Goldman Sachs New Directions® and the Returnship® programs, setting an inspiring example across industries.

I am a champion of inclusive leadership, equitable corporate cultures, and more parity in the workplace. I serve on several boards and non-profits, including the Hispanic Scholarship Fund Advisory Board and the Corporate Advisory Board for the Texas Tech Career Services Center.

As a former radio show host, I know how to connect with people across all walks of life. As an opera singer, I can fill any void with melody. And as an aerial acrobat, I am determined to always find a way.