Who am I?

I’m Diane

I’m an expert in gender and sustainability with over fifteen years experience providing training and consultation to clients in the US, Asia, Africa, and Latin America. Working in the areas of international development, education, and public policy, my career is focused on promoting gender equity, sustainable economic growth, and positive social development.

I started DG Speaks in 2012 as a personal blog to share stories about my inspirational about my travels and lessons learned though my work. Over the years, it’s grown into a media company focusing on showcasing diverse stories and perspectives in various arenas.

Get to know me

Here’s a few tidbits to know:


  • My life’s mission is focused on the betterment of the global conditions of women and people of color, particularly women and girls of African descent.
  • I’m a lover of food, music, travel, and pop culture, basically anything that makes life fun.
  • I’m a lover of food, music, travel, and pop culture, basically anything that makes life fun.

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Nomad on a Mission

I’ve been fortunate to have a career that’s taken me to nearly every corner of the globe. I’ve seen a lot, done a lot, an learned a lot. My goal is always to pass along the knowledge I’ve gained through my stories, coaching, and consulting.