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Gina Esquivel

Principal Consultant

Gina Esquivel, a native of Costa Rica, made Charlotte her home when the Eastland Mall was in fashion and the Panthers just came to the city, back in 1995. Her life, career, and education make her what some will call the "trifecta effect" for social justice.
She is a ball of creativity and a life-long learner. She is a master facilitator, bound to see the community full of opportunities.
She has 25 years of experience in the social services field, from domestic violence, public health, poverty, housing, historical exhibits and racial inclusion. She has been a host of local tv shows in Spanish and has played critical roles in the community to improve the quality of life of marginalized communities.
She earned a Bachelors Degree from the National University of Costa Rica in Education and Counseling. She received her Master's Degree from Pfeiffer University in Change Management.
She has worked under the best non-profits in town, including Read Charlotte, Crisis Assistance Ministry, Levine Museum of the New South, Catholic Social Services and Metrolina AIDS Project. As a volunteer, she has served in numerous boards to the latest, Women+Girls Research Alliance and Charlotte Lesbian Gay Fund. Currently, Gina Esquivel serves as a board member of the North Carolina Arts Council, appointed by Governor Roy Cooper.
She is a proud alumnus of the Leadership Development Initiative (LDI) Class VI, Leadership American North Carolina Chapter and most recently the American Leadership Forum (ALF) Class 2017.
Esquivel loves to nurture her creative side through photography and other artsy crafts. She feeds her geeky side by keeping up with the latest in technology and social science. Ask Gina about artificial intellegence and social impact to spark a conversation.

Public Speaking

A seasoned public speaker, will bring to the stage her life history, professional perspective and angle on social issues that you will want to hear. Esquivel is a dynamic public speaker will engage your audience through her charisma and sense of humor. Her life's journey has brought her to unveil the depths of many social causes. If you are looking to alter and disrupt familiar perspectives, you want her on the stage.