Melanie Muñoz

A force for diversity and inclusion

Age: 27

Title: Diversity and Inclusion Consultant

Name of Organization: The Kaleidoscope Group

Bio: Melanie Muñoz is a huge proponent of changing the way that corporations, governments, and other organizations do business by being more inclusive. She is a Diversity and Inclusion Consultant at The Kaleidoscope Group, a Chicago-based firm, where she specializes in client partnerships.

Previously, Muñoz worked as a consultant for a large, executive recruitment firm in downtown Chicago. She oversaw mid-level/executive recruitment for supply-chain professionals in the consumer products industry across the Midwest.

She serves as the vice president of corporate relations for Prospanica Chicago (formerly National Society of Hispanic MBAs) and sits on the Hispanic Alliance for Career Enhancement’s Young Professionals Board. She is the director of events for Tomorrow’s Truth, a Chicago-based think tank for millennials. Muñoz is also a recent graduate of the Mujeres de HACE program, a women’s program that helps high-potential Latina professionals to succeed professionally through development, mentorship and coaching.

Muñoz is a proud graduate of The University of Toledo in Ohio, where she received her bachelor’s degree in communications with a minor in business. There, she was president of the Latino Student Union and was awarded Multicultural Student Leader of the Year. Currently, she is a full-time graduate student in the Diversity Leadership Master’s Program at Cleveland State University. (Yes, she commutes between Chicago and Cleveland monthly!)

Muñoz enjoys traveling, Netflix-binging and being a leader in her church community at People Church Chicago.