Sonia Aranza is an award-winning speaker and global leadership mentor with more than 25 years experience working with clients like Boeing, The CIA, Coca-Cola, McDonald’s, NASA, Pew Research, U.S. Air Force, and Walmart. A respected expert in the field of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, she serves on the faculty of Howard University’s Executive Diversity Program conducting executive sessions for senior leaders including the Director of the CIA and CEOs of major corporations. Her accolades include: the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)’s featured Diversity & Inclusion Expert in HR Magazine, “Outstanding Woman of the Year” from the National Association of Professional Asian American Women, and placement on the “100 Most Influential Filipina-Americans in the United States” and “100 Most Influential Filipina Women in the World” lists. Sonia earned two Masters Degrees: an M.A. in Cross-Cultural Communications from the University of Hawaii and an M.A. in Public Communications from American University. She also graduated from Georgetown University’s Business Administration Certificate Program.