Dilsy Mendez is a multi-passionate professional who relentlessly aims to increase the representation and success of minorities in leadership positions. She is driven by her belief that brilliance can be created through life experiences and anyone is capable of transforming their experiences into skill sets that are needed to become successful. Dilsy’s goal is to empower leaders to own and re-define brilliance! Through her career with diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) research, marketing, non-profit, and private sectors, Dilsy has led webinars, trainings, and employee resource groups for a variety of teams, and companies. Her determination and dedication have left a huge impact on all of the organizations she’s worked with. As a newly appointed board director for E3: Education, Excellence, and Equity(E3), Dilsy has contributed to the scalability of E3 and its tools. Her acquired insight and wisdom have made her a sought-out keynote speaker for E3 and speaks to her remarkable loyalty to the organizations and companies she believes in.
Dilsy is a lifelong learner that consistently seeks to improve her skillsets and further differentiate herself within her field. As a proud alumna of Barry University, where she obtained her M.S in Entrepreneurial Management and B.S in International Studies, she aspires to attain her Ph.D. in Industrial and Organizational Psychology. Dilsy continuously works to transform today’s diverse workforce through the power of innovation and entrepreneurship. She currently serves as the Associate Site Director for Breakthrough Miami and oversees 160 middle school students, 50+ volunteers, program support staff, and multiple community partnerships. She also had the opportunity to contribute to the development of Reliance Worldwide Corporation's (RWC) Diversity and Inclusion initiative through her collaboration with Business Consultant Mercedes Martin.
Throughout Dilsy’s career, she has shown a strong ability to adapt to different environments, cultures, teams, and dilemmas both personally and professionally. Aside from her adaptability skillset, she also excels in cross-cultural communication, innovation, critical thinking, and teamwork. Dilsy’s advocacy and passion for leadership and development extend beyond her professional experience. She has owned her brilliance, and with her determination to uplift the voices from communities of color, she created a podcast; Brilliance Redefined, to share her personal experiences navigating her career and interview other professionals to provide insight and guidance for other young professionals and future leaders. Dilsy is an inquisitive and passionate equity warrior who exemplifies resilience and brilliance!