A few key describers of her career include, global, inclusive, people focused, relationship builder, trusted mentor and colleague, advisor, deliverer of results and a big heart.
Her background provides business insight and a unique leverage to leaders experiencing changing conditions within their industry, organization or personally. As executive coach she focusses a lot of her work on Latinos and other underrepresented minorities; she believes that there is talent that just needs to be encouraged, mentored and developed to ensure they and their organizations thrive.
Ms. Meibar begun career at Mattel as an Area Manager Analyst in the international division. She was promoted to Manager and later, Director of Sales for the Caribbean. From 1995 to 2003, she served as Vice President of Latin America Export, managing 22 countries. During this time, she doubled the business and changed the business model the region. In 2003, she was appointed to the position of vice president of global sales talent development and global diversity.
After emigrating from Cuba at the age of twelve, Meibar moved to Los Angeles. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree in international relations from the University of Southern California and an M.B.A. in management from Pepperdine University. Her core belief is that an inclusive culture drives innovation. Her life experiences grounds this belief. As a Cuban immigrant, her parents encouraged her to think as a free person and be authentic to self and celebrate her differences, while including others in the conversations. She is bilingual, Spanish/English, and bicultural, and she has a global perspective for business and organizations. She is also a graduate of Leadership Los Angeles and of the Hudson Institute of Coaching, and she is a sought-out speaker on Diversity and Inclusion as well overall inspiration and motivation.
As executive coach she focusses a lot of her work on Latinos and other underrepresented minorities; she believes that there is talent that just needs to be noticed, encouraged, mentored and developed to ensure they and their organizations thrive. Her mission is “to be a source of inspiration and a resource to those children of all ages to help them achieve their dreams and potential.”
She is recipient of many awards including 2013 Bridge Builder Award Global Organization for Leadership in Diversity (GOLD), Alpha Kappa Alpha (AKA) Sorority 2014 Woman of the Year Los Angeles, Latina Leadership Academy 2014 Latina Leader of the Year Award and is a published author of many articles regarding diversity and inclusion. She has served on many boards including Japan America Society of Southern California, United Friends of the Children, Los Angeles Urban League.
Ms. Graciela G. Meibar is as executive coach, speaker and senior advisor with 30 years corporate experience, with 20 years in line management and senior management; her expertise is in connecting people, business development, and problem solving. A global thought leader on Diversity and Inclusion with a solid business background. She is a senior executive with a proven record of accomplishments in leadership development, people management, relationship management and building and launching new initiatives.
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