Sofia B. Pertuz
Founder and Lead Strategist, Mainstream Insight, LLC
Managing Director for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Billie Jean King Enterprises
Senior Advisor, Jed Foundation
Dr. Sofia B. Pertuz is a diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) professional with over 25 years of experience in strategic planning, inclusive excellence, and critical incident management in higher education, nonprofit and corporate organizations. Sofia is the Founder of Mainstream Insight, consulting and providing training and workshops for organizations aiming to achieve inclusive excellence. Sofia currently serves as Managing Director for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at Billie Jean King Enterprises and Senior Advisor for the Jed Foundation, a nonprofit that protects emotional health and prevents suicide for youth. Sofia has been an invited speaker for international audiences on topics in leadership, change management, social justice, and LGBTQ+ advocacy in both English and Spanish. Sofia earned a BA in Organizational Communication from SUNY New Paltz and Masters and Ph.D. in Higher Education Management, Leadership and Policy from Seton Hall University. Sofia holds a Certificate in Diversity and Inclusion for HR from Cornell University. Sofia is also a Senior Certified Professional by the Society of Human Resource Management.