Ruth Mojeed Ramirez

Chief Equity Officer

Ruth Mojeed Ramirez is the Chief Equity Officer of The Inclusion Project. She brings extensive lived experience and grounded expertise to her work in racial equity, diversity and inclusion. Her research, engagement and solutions design focus on an intersectional and inter-generational approach to address complex issues of race, decolonization and gender equity. She leads organizational REDI strategy development and coaching among multi-level stakeholders in the public and private sectors.

Ruth is indigenous to the Yoruba tribe from western Nigeria. She migrated to Canada to pursue a master’s degree in intercultural & international communication at Royal Roads University. She holds certificates in Community Organizing & Leadership from Harvard University (2017); Community-based Participatory Research from the University of Victoria (2019). She completed an Executive Leadership program at Oxford University (2021) and enrolled in University of British Columbia’s Change Management associates’ program (in view). She is Dialogue Associate with Simon Fraser University, where she joins a cohort of practitioners and leaders shaping conversations on topical issues of pluralism, diversity and equity.

Ruth is a nation builder and community organizer who has been widely recognized for her role in supporting newcomers and racialized people on the path to finding a sense of belonging within Canadian institutions and communities. She is a fellow with the Institute for Canadian Citizenship (2018), a lead researcher and mentor with the UNESCO Knowledge 4 Change (K4C) consortium and an instructor in community-based research at the University of Victoria.

She has contributed to and led many research projects; facilitated REDI competency sessions and; regularly advises and coaches many notable leaders on equity-related issues. Ruth serves on many boards and advisory committees. 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; a director on the board of Camosun College.


The Black Experience in Multicultural Canada: experience-in-multicultural-canada/
How Leaders Can Nurture an Inclusive Workplace: can-nurture-inclusive-workplaces/ 


Gender Equity in STEM Documentary: