Long before PROJECT EDQUITY launched, it was an idea, a passion, a motivation that lived separately within each of us. And then, at one serendipitous lunch meeting in Sacramento, we realized the potential for this “thing” to become tangible. PROJECT EDQUITY represents a collaborative partnership to support organizations in actualizing equity, diversity, and inclusion in meaningful ways to improve stakeholder opportunities and outcomes. So, what exactly brought us to this work? Carmen’s story goes like this….
From as far back as she can remember, Carmen’s family taught her the value of education. However, it wasn’t until college that she fell in love with the learning. The love for learning came fast and hard, and she has never looked back. Carmen always dreamt big, worked hard and prayed that God would provide her with opportunities to leave this world better than she found it. Carmen has worked full time from the age of 18. She has worked for Start Up’s, higher education institutions, Fortune 500 companies, small non profits and mid size CMO’s (Charter Management Organizations). These experiences coupled with her MBA have taught her to be a curious, empathetic leader with a yearning for helping others succeed.
Carmen is grateful to have an incredible mother, mentors and previous supervisors who have showed her how to lead a team with empathy and compassion throughout her career. Working as a Manager and Director taught her structure, problem solving, cultural understanding and how to lead others with intention. Through marriage, motherhood and workplace experience, Carmen has learned how to be an empathetic but straightforward entrepreneur.
Over the next year, Carmen’s goal is to continually sow into PROJECT EDQUITY to create a paradigm shift for equity, diversity and inclusion in education and public service. Through intentional empowerment, trainings, deeper learning and research, Carmen knows that PROJECT EDQUITY will transform and develop culturally competent stakeholders and organizations that empower individuals, families, and communities to succeed. Personally, Carmen wants to continue to be comfortable with being uncomfortable and keep pushing herself to grow and become more of who she is meant to be.
When Carmen isn’t directly working to transform organizations and empower individuals and communities, she enjoys spending time with her husband and three children and listening to an eclectic mix of music (including country and R &B).
Carmen is ecstatic to share PROJECT EDQUITY with the world and looks forward to connecting with you!
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