Mercedes Diane Griffin Forbes is the primary contributor to DG Speaks , the CEO of Diane Griffin Enterprises , and the Founder of the Mercedes Parra Foundation for Women and Girls. She is an internationally recognized expert in marketing and micro-enterprise development with over fifteen years experience in the US, Asia, Africa, and Latin America. Working in the areas of international development, education, and public policy, her career is focused on promoting gender equity, sustainable economic growth, and positive social development.
DG Speaks is an online media outlet, providing a variety of content focusing on lifestyle and culture. DG Speaks is a subsidary of Diane Griffin Enterprises, a global marketing and micro-enterprise development firm providing marketing services, value chain analysis, business management consultation, and capacity building training.
The Mercedes Parra Foundation (MPF) is a nonprofit organization. The foundation was established in 2010 and is named in the honor of the late Mercedes Maria Parra Forbes.
The foundation provides programs and services aimed at ensuring gender equity by promoting sustainable economic and social development through training, consultancy, and direct support of individual women, groups and organizations.