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Gladis Benavides

President Benavides Enterprises, Inc.

Gladis has lived and worked in the U.S. for the past 34 years. She has over 25 years of experience as a recognized expert in Civil Rights laws and Affirmative Action. As a consultant, she has wide experience in providing advice and counsel to agencies/organizations across the country, as well as to federal and state governmental entities.

Gladis has served as the Director of Human Resources, Employee Development/Training and Affirmative Action/Civil Rights Compliance in major state agencies. She is actively involved in issues and concerns related to human resources, workforce development, employment relations, client services and community/public relations.

She develops and provides training and technical assistance specifically designed to respond to local labor, client population and general community characteristics.

These programs assist agencies and organizations to maximize resources and ensure compliance with federal, state and local requirements, policies and procedures in a practical and cost effective manner.

Her background and experience in systems and organizational development allows her to effectively integrate diversity concepts, policies and procedures in Human Resources and service delivery systems.

In addition, Gladis has extensive experience designing and utilizing internal mechanisms, systems and procedures to address conflicts and resolve issues of inter/intra-cultural communications to ensure fairness and eliminate liability.