What I am most proud of: I am most proud of the underdogs – those of us who were not expected to make it but did.
I do what I do because: I believe that we all deserve to exercise our unique gifts and realize our full potential.
As a Senior Director, Idalia Fernandez engages in strategic partnerships with leadership teams, provides client engagement oversight and supports the overall growth and development of the firm. Idalia brings decades of experience in education and workforce development programs. Her expertise is in leadership development, organizational management, strategy design, and program to mission alignment. She has extensive experience with youth and diverse communities and her passion is to help leaders realize their full potential. Idalia is focused on multiplying impact in various communities by leading the talent and business coaching program which embraces, supports and challenges nonprofit leaders to achieve their big bold goals.
Idalia was the president of the Hispanic College Fund where she led innovative operational and programmatic improvements resulting in tremendous organizational growth and service impact. Under her leadership, the Hispanic College Fund grew from a startup to a $7M organization. Idalia’s experience in the private sector includes being a technical recruiter at Everyware, Inc. and a Financial Analyst at General Dynamics.
Idalia has an M.B.A. from Averett University and a B.A. in Biology with a minor in French from Boston University. She is a Certified Professional Diversity Coach.