Raquel Gutierrez

Raquel Gutierrez, Ph.D., CEO, Blue Agave Partners and Co-Chair ProInspire Board of Directors


Dr. Gutierrez serves as Principal of Blue Agave Partners. She brings three decades of experience in curating knowledge, cultivating courageous leaders, and designing programs and convenings for community-wide initiatives. At her core, Raquel is an institutional organizer who partners with others who value personal transformation, continual learning, daily practice, and sustained wellness. She demonstrates a unique ability to create compassionate spaces for learning and building relationships rooted in the very essence of philanthropy— “love for humanity.” Raquel is known for her masterful facilitation and training, program and strategy development with an equity lens, promoting a broad spectrum of consultants, ontological coaching, and relationship building.


Raquel co-chairs the Arizona Grantmakers Forum on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion affinity group and serves as a Program Committee member. In 2020, she joined ProInspire's Board of Directors and became Board Co-Chair in 2023. Raquel also holds the position of First Chair for the Arizona Girl Scouts Cactus-Pine Council Board of Directors. Raquel was conferred with a Ph.D. in Leadership and Change from Antioch University where her dissertation explored the alignment between the values and practices of social justice workers.


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