Diversity reboot

Mariluz Blandon
Mariluz Blandon
Summit Speaker

Senior Culture, Diversity and Belonging Business Partner at Autodesk

Mariluz has been a human resources practitioner for nearly twenty years specializing in diversity, equity and inclusion and organizational development. She has worked in a variety of industries including finance, healthcare, tech, non-profit, and consulting. Mariluz attended the City University of New York, where she earned a Bachelor’s in Interdisciplinary Studies, with a concentration in History, Politics, and Society. She did this as a working adult and is proud of it. Most recently, Mariluz participated in seminar on Human Rights at the University of Pennsylvania Carey School of Law where she obtained a certificate in international human rights. Mariluz intends on attending law school as the next phase of her academic and professional journey. She was born and raised in Rhode Island and holds dual citizenship in the United States and Colombia, where her parents emigrated from. Mariluz believes that while her professional experience and credentials allow her to work in the DE+I space, her life experiences as a woman of color, daughter of immigrants, and Afro Latina are what make her most qualified to perform the work of advocating for human rights in the context of the workplace. She lives in Fort Greene Brooklyn but don’t expect her to root for New York sports. Mariluz says she is a New England girl through and through. Go Celtics! Go Red Sox!