Gilda Montenegro-Fix has been working in the field of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion since 2015 and is passionate about raising awareness and empowering everyone to do their part in creating a more inclusive and equitable world. She believes that the journey of awakening and taking "response-ability" for the environments we create every day is an exciting one and that each one of us is needed.
Gilda is a Costa Rican adventurous world traveler and global citizen.
She represented her country in two Olympic Games (Barcelona ‘92 and Atlanta ‘96), in the sport of whitewater slalom kayak, being the only woman from all Latin America to compete in this discipline.
Gilda studied Psychology at the University of Costa Rica, she worked as a bilingual/bicultural specialist with multicultural low-income families for 10 years in Hawaii and Medford and later became a certified trainer in Cultural Competency by the Cross-Cultural Healthcare Program in Seattle.
She is a member of LACE (Latina Associates for Collaborative Engagement), serves on the Board of Directors of the Women's Foundation of Oregon, and is part of a group of practitioners of Restorative Justice collaborating to bring BIPOC voices to the conversation at the state level.
Ms. Montenegro-Fix is the founder of Celebrate Diversity! a consulting and training company in Cultural Agility. Her approach is constantly evolving and she considers it a privilege to offer facilitation, tools, skills, and compassionate space to support individuals and organizations in this most important work.
Having worked in the fields of outdoor leadership, social work, early childhood education, cross-cultural communication, and Diversity and Inclusion, she is deeply dedicated to facilitating understanding, cultivating harmony, and building bridges that connect us all.
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