Gilda Montenegro-Fix

Gilda Montenegro-Fix is a Costa Rican woman, mother, wife, 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 family advocate 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 (pioneer in the field). She is an Associate Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) trainer with Luminary Communications. She is also a currently Certified Medical Interpreter and translator.

Ms. Montenegro-Fix is the founder and senior consultant of Celebrate Diversity!, a consulting and training firm in Cultural Agility. Having worked in the fields of outdoor leadership, social work, early childhood, family support, cross cultural communication and EDI, she is passionate about facilitating understanding, cultivating harmony and building bridges that connect us all.

Gilda’s Olympic story video – Click on Image below:







Gilda’s Monday Session:

The Cultural Agility Journey for Nonprofits: Secrets to Success

What are nonprofit organizations doing to successfully advance their Equity, Diversity and Inclusion plan? Many of us in the nonprofit world are striving to implement Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion measures, working to increase our awareness, and be part of the solutions.  We may not be completely sure how to go about it, but we are confident that this is a vital step as we move forward.

What are some of your questions regarding your own organization’s journey?  What have you tried, and did that give you the outcomes you expected? Come join us for a candid exploration of these topics and gain tools, tips, and insights to get going in the right direction.  This will be an interactive session. Bring your knowledge, your questions, your experience, and your interest. You will leave with your next steps outlined and a positive outlook for the journey ahead!

Presented by Gilda Montenegro-Fix, Founder and Senior Consultant of Celebrate Diversity!