THE BRIDGEPEOPLE NETWORK
BridgePeople was born in 2019 as a response to the very palpable and deep divisions present in our society today. Leaders and organizations working to eradicate poverty, advance racial justice, or promote all types of positive social change are in urgent need of healing-centered, conflict resolution, and peace-building strategies that support environments where everyone can feel that they belong.
Around the world, leaders are beginning to recognize the importance of holding space for difficult conversations about race and other areas of exclusion, and building cross-cultural competencies that allow for diverse teams to effectively communicate and collaborate in every aspect of their work.
In today's multicultural world, cultural competencies are no longer a nice addition, they are a foundational requirement for competent leadership.
BridgePeople's founder, Itzbeth Menjívar, has been building bridges and strengthening cross-cultural relationships for over 20 years. Her deep love for humanity, global cultural experiences, and healing-centered approaches have positioned her as a thought leader in the field of racial justice, cultural competencies, organizational healing, and bridge-building.
BridgePeople has built a robust network of facilitators and capacity building professionals prepared to support leaders and organizations at the forefront of equity and justice. Some of our offerings include:
Creating a culture of racial justice and equity
Facilitation of organizational healing and retreats
Strategic Consulting for Culture Transformation
Racial justice and equity approaches for peace-builders
Non-violent communication and conflict resolution for high-performing multicultural teams
Executive Coaching for Culturally Competent Leaders
Spiritual or Emotional Support for Social Justice Movement Leaders
Culturally competent leadership constantly seeks to foster the internal relationships and the cohesion needed in teams to bolster and expand external impact.
The BridgePeople brand is built upon a strong foundation and diversity of experiences and backgrounds. The majority of our partners are people of culture or people of the global majority (previously denoted as minorities) who hold a robust body of wisdom coming from their lived experiences. Our founder has advised the world's largest multi-national corporations and financial services firms as well as some of the world's largest nonprofits and foundations. She has led international teams working to advance economic empowerment and justice in more than 40 countries in Africa, Latin America, and Asia.
The BridgePeople Network equips social justice leaders, peace-builders, committed change agents, justice-seeking philanthropists, socially-minded organizations, and social entrepreneurs to advance peace and justice through transformational relationship building. Any problem worth solving in the world requires a team of committed people in right and harmonious relationships with one another. BridgePeople will equip you and your team to build bridges for justice towards peace and opportunity for all.