Litzy Baeza is a diversity, equity, and inclusion expert and educator. She has over 15 years of experience in international development, education, and results-based management. She has worked on multiple international projects in Latin America and Africa. Litzy has diverse equity, diversity, and inclusion skills that cover strategy development, facilitation, instructional design and education, anti-racism, and intercultural and cross-cultural topics.
As an expert for the Technical Assistance Partnership (TAP) initiative, Litzy Baeza, alongside another Canadian expert, will work collaboratively with the Colombian Ministry of Mines and Energy (Minenergia) to support the review and implementation of the Guidelines for Gender Equality in the Mining and Energy Sector. The work will support the Ministry in increasing the number of organizations participating in the baseline design to have an intersectional outlook of the sector’s current situation, identify the most critical gaps and provide training to strengthen capabilities and create leadership skills for women in the sector. It will also advance concrete action within target organizations on elaborating policies, plans, and protocols that allow operationalization of a gender equality approach in their daily work.
Ensuring that organizations and people understand the different terms and concepts when it comes to equity, diversity, and inclusion is something that Litzy has taught and advocated for most of her career. Her advice on policy and reform focuses on these concepts as a journey towards achieving sustainable equity, diversity, and inclusion versus actions on a checklist.
Based in Alberta, Canada, Litzy provides strategic guidance to various organizations on implementing equity framework and analysis. She is also an instructor and curriculum developer at various post-secondary institutions.Litzy holds a master’s in Latin American Studies from the University of Chile and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Alberta.