Rosa M. Colon-Kolacko, PhD., has been the driving force behind transformative strategies in numerous organizations. With her unique blend of academic and practical expertise, Rosa has become a beacon of influence in championing equity at both corporate and societal levels. Dive into her journey and discover the powerful impact of genuine leadership.
Equity and learning aren't just buzzwords; they're about making sure everyone has a fair chance. Bringing these strategies into the heart of businesses creates places where people feel valued, understood, and are given equal opportunities to shine. Organizations that embrace this not only become better places to work but also connect more deeply with their customers and communities.
With guidance from Dr. Colon-Kolacko, any organization can embrace this brighter, more inclusive path. Together, we can make workplaces that reflect our diverse, vibrant world.
Unlock the potential of every individual in education, career, and health by fostering equitable cultures. Together, we can reshape environments where each person feels seen, valued, and treated with the dignity and respect they deserve.
Our workplaces should reflect the diverse world around us. It's about creating an environment where everyone, regardless of background, has an equal opportunity to thrive.
With an inclusive human capital approach, businesses can flourish by tapping into the full potential of every team member.
In a world that constantly evolves, continuous learning isn't a luxury—it's a necessity. More than ever, we need to embrace education that nurtures diverse voices, equips individuals with essential skills, and creates leaders for the future. By fostering an environment of inclusivity, both in the classroom and the workplace, we can bridge gaps, celebrate differences, and ensure everyone gets a fair shot at success.
Empowering individuals through education and coaching isn't just about personal growth—it's about building a world where everyone can thrive. Together, let's take the steps to make it happen.
In our diverse world, cultural competence isn't just a good-to-have—it's essential. To truly understand and connect with others, we need more than surface-level knowledge. We need genuine understanding rooted in humility, respect, and continuous learning.
Together with our partners, we're shaping a more inclusive future. Drawing from diverse backgrounds and rich experiences, we unite in our shared vision: fostering growth, championing diversity, and driving impactful change across industries. Our collective strength lies in collaboration, and together, we're making a difference.
Dr. Colon-Kolacko founded Global Equity Learning (GEL) consulting firm to partner with experts with lived experiences and practitioners to leverage evidenced based research and proven practices to help organizations in Academia, Non-Profit, Healthcare, Advocacy groups, global industries and government among others to accelerate their journey. Our vision is to unite people and industries around the world to change processes, practices and policies to provide equitable experiences and belonging for all. GEL designs and implements inclusion, racial and health equity, human capital, talent development, cultural transformation, and change management strategies to build equitable and learning organizations.
She is the former Tufts Medicine, Senior VP, Chief Diversity and Equity and Inclusion Officer responsible for advancing diversity, racial and health equity, inclusion, and Community Health, former NYC Health + Hospitals SVP and Chief People Officer, and Christiana Care Health System in Delaware, SVP Chief Diversity and Learning Officer as one of the first CDO’s in healthcare. Earlier in her career she worked at Bristol Myers-Squibb and, SmithKline Beecham (since renamed GlaxoSmithKline), leading change, cultural transformation, supply chain, learning, talent management, and lean/six sigma functions in Asia, Europe, North America, and Puerto Rico. Rosa is incredibly involved in national and state level boards to advance equity. She is an executive member of the MA Health Equity Compact, an organization member composed of 75+ C-Suite leaders of color advancing the agenda through legislation, workforce development, governance, and access to care.
She is a researcher and has held Academic positions as Professor of Professional Practice at Bowling Green State University, adjunct faculty at Georgetown University, University of Delaware, Thomas Jefferson University where she was also a designer and faculty of the Graduate Certificate of Healthcare Diversity Leadership. Tufts School of Medicine partner in advancing DEI and health equity education. Institute of School of Continuous and Professional Studies. She is also an Equity Fellow of the Delaware Community Foundation.
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