Griselda Garibay

“As a Latina immigrant and first-generation college graduate, I am passionate about increasing equity in all its forms.”


Griselda is deeply committed to diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice initiatives, as well as empowering others, especially women and children. A strategically minded advisor, she draws on her extensive nonprofit management experience to assist Conlon Public Strategies’ clients in a variety of areas. This includes facilitating discussions, leading focus groups in English and Spanish, conducting team-building events, and designing communications strategies.

Griselda has experience working in multiple industries, and is particularly proud of her collaboration with international and national nonprofits to expand their reach and fulfill their social impact missions. Before joining Conlon Public Strategies, Griselda serving as the national director of the Hispanic Alliance for Career Enhancement Mujeres de HACE Program, a women’s professional and leadership development program. She has also served as finance and marketing director for the Vincentian Family Haiti Initiative.

In her free time, Griselda enjoys all things outdoors, from kayaking to camping with her husband and two teenage daughters and a loving Brittany Spaniel.


  • Co-chair of the American Cancer Society IL Area Board Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee
  • Imerman Angels volunteer, providing free one-on-one cancer support to cancer fighters, survivors, and caregivers
  • Past board member of the Farther Foundation, which supports first-generation college-bound students through educational and service travel opportunities


Griselda attended Kenwood Academy in Chicago. She received a BA in French business from the University of Illinois at Chicago, as well as an MBA in international business and a master’s degree in international public service, both from DePaul University.