100 Women We Love: Class of 2017

Every June, GO compiles a select list of talented tastemakers, influencers and all-around inspirational women who are making their mark on the LGBT community and on the world at large.

Ingrid  X. Galvez

Photo by Topher Scott Photography

A Business Management Consultant specializing in Organizational Development, Ingrid X. Galvez is helping to make Fortune 500 Corporations more hospitable for the diverse LGBT community. Often asked to speak on the value of diversity and inclusion (or D&I), Galvez says there’s “no greater honor” than to be asked to go in front of companies, educating them on the importance of both. “I’m absolutely thrilled to share my personal experiences, express the easy ways to identify microaggressions and how everyone can activate inclusion.” Recently, Galvez was the keynote speaker at TD Bank’s Legal and Compliance D&I Week and a featured panelist at American Express’s The Value of Diversity Event. Additionally, Galvez curated and moderated Changing the Conversation: The Power of Female Voices in Shifting the Business Landscape at Empire Wealth Strategies/Penn Mutual and New York Life’s Annual ERG Roundtable. Galvez lives her personal and corporate mantra “Cultivating Collaborative Communities” as she builds bridges between business and the community through her work as Chair of Diversity and Inclusion Outreach at NGLCCNY.  “I absolutely love business,” Galvez says. “Working with the next generation of business leaders is the beautiful evolution of my corporate work.” She is a supporter of LGBT-focused organizations like Bailey House, The Center, GLAAD, Live Out Loud, Rainbow Fashion Week, NewFest and I’m From Driftwood. Surely, they all benefit from her being a part of their shared missions—embracing individuals of all identities.—TB

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