Ruth Mojeed Ramirez

Chief Equity Officer

Ruth brings extensive lived experience and grounded expertise to her work in racial equity, diversity and inclusion (REDI). Her research and solutions design focus on an intersectional and inter-generational approach to address complex issues of race, decolonization and gender equity. She leads organizational EDI strategy development and coaching among multi-level stakeholders in public and private sectors, including finance, tech, non-profit, media, academia, among others. Ruth is indigenous to the Yoruba tribe from western Nigeria. She migrated to Canada in 2015 to pursue a master’s degree in intercultural & international communication at Royal Roads University. She also holds certificates in community organizing & leadership from Harvard University and community-based participatory research from the University of Victoria. She has contributed to and led many research projects, including the Community Social Planning Council’s Financial Inclusion in the Green Economy, and Simon Fraser University’s Equity in Public Engagement. She is a director on the national board of the Canadian International Council where she leads efforts on inclusive policy development, a director on the board of Excellence Canada, and she supports other regional boards, committees and advisories.