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Sonia Aranza
Award-Winning Speaker & Global Consultant
Aranza Cross-Cultural Strategies
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The U.S. Department of Labor describes Sonia Aranza’s work as “Outstanding!”  She is an accomplished 25-year veteran in Diversity, Equity & Inclusion serving Top Fortune 500 companies and organizations including Boeing, CIA, Coca-Cola, McDonald’s, NASA, Oshkosh Corporation, Sandals Resorts, U.S. Air Force, Walmart and more.  She was selected to execute congressionally mandated Diversity & Inclusion programs for federal government executives and selected to execute Unconscious Bias programs for landmark discrimination cases at several corporations.  Respected Diversity Expert featured in HR Magazine, she brings academic grounding to her work with two Master’s degrees in her area of expertise and a wealth of experience in Strategy, Design and Delivery of compelling programs that create inclusive work environments. 

Sonia brings a unique world view as someone born in the Philippines, raised in Hawaii, is a former exchange student to Russia and a world traveler who delivers programs for major corporations around the globe.  Sonia was honored “Outstanding Woman of the Year” by the National Association of Professional Asian American Women and named “100 Most Influential Filipina-Americans in the United States.”  She was also honored “100 Most Influential Filipinas in the World” for her work on transformational leadership and is featured in the book “Disrupt 2.0” where she authored “Transformational Leadership Begins Within.”  She mentors emerging leaders worldwide.