Cristina Francisco-McGuire

VP, Advisory

Cristina is senior engagement manager of advisory services at Coqual, where she collaborates with workplace visionaries who have zeroed in on the end goal of inclusion and helps them to understand the best way to get there. Cristina led the development and rollout of Coqual’s allyship and racial equity dialogue offerings, and advises leaders on how to win over hearts and minds and sustain the process of change. Her other responsibilities include driving the design and execution of culture audits to understand the pain points in a company’s culture, and designing bespoke sponsorship programs to lead as part of a company’s broader DE&I strategy. As a Coqual subject matter expert, Cristina also delivers presentations and workshops on the full range of Coqual research.

Prior to joining Coqual, Cristina spent more than a decade in political advocacy as a lobbyist, where she fought to increase access to voting among underrepresented groups. Cristina earned her master’s in intercultural relations from University of the Pacific and has deep expertise in cultural frameworks, critical race theory, and intercultural training design. She also holds a BA from Pomona College.