Dr. Gutierrez serves as Principal of Blue Agave Partners. She brings three decades of experience in curation of knowledge, cultivating leaders, convening design and facilitation, and cultivating programs and community-wide initiatives for courageous leadership.

At her core, Raquel is an institutional organizer who partners with others who value personal transformation, continual learning, daily practice, and sustained wellness. She is a relentless accomplice for those striving for liberation by working for social justice. Raquel demonstrates a unique ability to create compassionate spaces for learning and building relationships rooted in the very essence of philanthropy, "love for humanity.”

Click here for Raquel's full biography.

Click here for a video of Raquel talking about an intersectionality racial equity journey. Go to minute 13-14 where she starts. 


Raquel is certified in offering the Emotional Intelligence (EQ) assessment. EQ is the ability to understand, use, and manage your own emotions in positive ways to relieve stress, communicate effectively, empathize with others, overcome challenges and defuse conflict.