Gabriela is a lifetime advocate of diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) and is passionate about fostering growth and developing this area in any way she can. She has over 15 years of experience in marketing and communications, and for the past 10 years, has held leadership roles with Scotiabank.
For over five years, she’s managed various development programs with Scotiabank that promoted 52% of Women in Technology (WIT). Gabriela was also single-handedly responsible for creating, organising, and chairing the Technology Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (TDEI) Council and recruiting five key executives and over 60 volunteers. In addition to executing meetings among senior leaders, her ultimate goal was to engage all stakeholders in the TDEI strategy while advancing global business results and objectives. Reporting directly to the Senior Vice President (SVP) in Technology and Executive Champion for ignITe! Gender Diversity, Gabriela accelerated organisational learning by establishing best practices for all TDEI initiatives, ensuring flawless execution of programs that supported Scotiabank’s principles, values, and messages
Gabriela can provide guidance on diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives and strategic communications.