Beatrice Ruiz is the founder and leader behind #InspirationCafe, a safe space for industry leaders to work together in the DEI challenges that their businesses face daily. She is also an Assistant Vice-President of Global Human Resources at State Street, taking care of the region of EMEA. She joined the Human Resources function after a career in auditing and consulting and an MBA at Boston College, where she decided that to make the corporate world diverse and inclusive, she had to switch careers and move on into Human Resources at a leading company, like State Street. Change starts at the core.
Beatrice has worked on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion causes for over two decades, with an especial focus on Disability, Cultural Awareness and Promotion of Civility, and Organizational Learning Strategy. She is currently a member of the committee of State Street’s Racial & Ethnicity Network, Latin America Professional Group and she contributes as the Global DEI specialist with different NGOs.
Diversity and Inclusion in all areas is Beatrice’s focus and, as a Hispanic female, she will continue to advocate for true, long-lasting inclusion in the corporate world.