Maria Meier Takes Diversity to a Whole New Level
Maria Meier is a multi-faceted professional with extensive experience as a senior-level Congressional staffer, an award-winning communications consultant, and an inclusion expert.
For two-decades she built a career in public service that had as its uniting thread, increasing opportunities for more voices to be heard. She served in leadership offices in both houses of Congress. Recognized for her work leading an effort to increase staff diversity on Capitol Hill, she was named by National Journal as one of the most powerful women staffers.
Her specialty is developing programs and people — all the while building processes and procedures. From the local government level, Capitol Hill and the private sector, Maria’s keen understanding of how to build coalitions and communicate across lines are reflected in the depth and effectiveness of her every endeavor. She’s got an undeniable talent in solving problems for the organization and helping individuals develop personally and professionally.
What drives her? It’s her belief in the intersection of personal development and political empowerment. She understands that leadership doesn’t just happen. She has seen the importance of arming individuals and groups with skills and training, so they can step into their own unique power. She knows that all voices deserve a seat at the table and that it’s not just about diversity, but that lasting meaningful change comes about by building true inclusion.