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Diane Griffin Enterprises

Mercedes Diane Griffin Forbes is the primary contributor to DG Speaks, the CEO Diane Griffin Enterprises, and the Founder and President of the Mercedes Parra Foundation. 


Mercedes has previously worked as the Director of Development and Communications for the Washington, DC Humanities Council, as the Managing Director of the Institute for Humanist Studies, and as the Director of the Georgia Coalition of Black Women’s Women in Government Program.


She frequently consults on USAID-funded initiatives in developing countries and is an internationally recognized expert in business and organizational management with experience in Asia, Africa, and Latin America.


Working in the areas of international development, education, and public policy, her career has been focused on promoting gender parity, sustainable economic growth, and positive social development.



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