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diana ruiz

CEO

Women's Global Leadership Initiative

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Diana Ruiz is the CEO and founder of Women’s Global Leadership Initiative. Since 2008, Diana has served as a professional advisor for women’s leadership and economic development in several communities throughout the United States, Latin America, the Balkan Region and women in STEM associations in Tunisia and Turkey. Diana resides in San Francisco, where WGLI is headquartered. The daughter of pro-democracy Cuban revolutionaries, Diana continues to build on her family’s legacy through believing in the possibility of a more just world. Diana received her BA in organizational behavior from the University of San Francisco and has worked for more than 20 years in finance, sales, mediation and labor negotiations. In 2020 Diana and LaCheka Phillips founded and helped launched the DEI Initiative: to strengthen professional women in the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion space by creating a community where support, collaboration, and trust allow for ‘real conversations’.