I’m excited to share my life experiences in learning to embrace differences, my exposure to different communities around the globe and my compassion for all to help create a better world. I build strong relationships by listening to the needs of people. I work hand-in-hand with others to seek ways to empower themselves and others to be their best so that together we can be a positive force and an energizing presence at home, at work and in our communities.
Margarita De Leon is a Senior Consultant and Transformation Leader for The Kaleidoscope Group, a full-service diversity and inclusion consulting firm dedicated to unlocking the human potential. In this role, some of her responsibilities involve leading clients through a transformation journey; assessing various organizations on their equity journey; designing and delivering just in time education; and advising on updating practices, policies and procedures to create inclusive cultures.
Throughout 20 plus years at The Kaleidoscope Group, Margarita has served a wide variety of clients across several industries. Some of her clients include Milwaukee Repertory Theater, The American Cell Society of American Biologists, Triton College, Vulcan, The Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City and The Metropolitan Group.
She has experience in diversity training facilitation, nonprofit development, corporate communications, publishing, fundraising, and public service. Margarita utilizes her curiosity to craft strategies that will lead clients on a path to equity. She is motivated by being able to help others and the impact that her work has on other people.
Prior to The Kaleidoscope Group, in 1988 she founded IMAGE of Northwest Ohio, a local chapter of a national Latino advocacy organization, establishing the annual Diamante Awards and scholarship program the following year. She continues to be associated with the organization raising over 1M dollars and providing over 30 scholarships annually in northwest Ohio through endowments at four universities. She served as former publisher of BRAVO Magazine, Ohio’s first Hispanic magazine, introduced in 1997.
Margarita was also the founding member of Latino Fest, the Ohio Latino Arts Association, and the Latino Alliance of Northwest Ohio. Margarita holds a Bachelor’s degree and Master’s degree from Bowling Green State University and an MBA from The University of Toledo. Outside of work, she enjoys walking, cycling, cooking, yoga, and spending time with her grandchildren.