President, MSM Global Consulting
For nearly 20 years, Maria has served as a consultant, coach, and facilitator, providing guidance to organizations and their leaders on diversity, equity, inclusion, leadership development, and organizational transformation. Maria’s work has been featured in Forbes and TD magazine and was recognized as one of the top 10 diversity and inclusion companies by Manage HR Magazine in 2022. Maria is a sought-after speaker and has presented on the TEDx stage for Big Tech, multiple federal government agencies, higher education, and multinational corporations. Her popular DEI podcast, Culture Stew, is going into its fourth season. Maria is an adjunct faculty member at American University and the author of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion for Trainers: Fostering DEI in the Workplace. Maria lives with her husband and two future “peace teachers,” who regularly coach her on how to navigate conflict and manage her amygdala.