Maria Robles Meier, an inclusion expert and leader on diversity in the public sector, is the founder of We Are The People. These efforts encapsulate her vast and multi-faceted experience that has as its central goal increasing opportunities for all to not just have a voice, but to learn how to use that voice effectively and impactfully politics and policy. She is developing the organization to become a community to promote public service and provide of support and training for underrepresented voices in this sector.
Her professional experience encompasses legislative strategy, multicultural marketing, communications, and professional development training, as well as career and life coaching. She brings her creative approaches, keen insight, and empathetic understanding to help change-makers, especially those who serve diverse communities, develop and embrace their own personal power so they can be more effective leaders.
An award-winning communicator, Maria specializes in shaping programs and people while building processes and procedures. She is sought out for her guidance and skill as a career counselor and advisor as she pursues her own professional goal of increasing opportunities for all to not just have a voice, but to learn how to use that voice effectively and impactfully.
Over the past decade, Maria has counseled over 1500 individuals, nationally and abroad on career and personal development and has spoken to hundreds of others on issues related to diversity, US politics, and public service. Her unique expertise has resulted in invitations to address Members of Parliament in the UK and Germany on the importance of building inclusive talent forces.
National Journal named Maria to their list of the twenty most powerful staffers on Capitol Hill. She also has been recognized for her commitment to promoting diversity and inclusion, and Members of Congress commended her for “outstanding service to community and nation”.