CADAZO Consulting Group is a Women and Minority owned business that is evolving how Equity, Diversity & Inclusion training is facilitated in the hospitality, meetings and events industry. From information to application, we are helping leaders become strategically committed to measurable and sustainable change that influences their partner ecosystem, vendor supply chain, event design. and workplace culture.
Strategic Experience Creator, CEO
Carolynn started her career managing her family’s automotive business, learning every aspect of the business from working with the customers, scheduling the staff, researching and negotiating with suppliers and vendors, invoicing, and learning to do automotive work so she could pitch in on busy days. Today with a knowledge of combustible engines and having completed many oil changes herself she can hold her own when talking to mechanics.
This beginning introduction to business has fueled Carolynn’s continued professional journey of knowledge, organizational skills and people-centered curiosity and connection. Carolynn has built further upon that career with a strategic business background in operations, industry knowledge and hands-on experience in Property Management, Life Insurance, Retail, Catering & Restaurants, Pharmaceutical and High Technology, and her love, Hospitality, Meetings and Events.
Carolynn has over forty years of business experience in Small and Enterprise organizations, with thirty years of experience working in Silicon Valley. This background has given Carolynn the understanding of the hard work, challenges and excitement of business, from the startup lens to the scale of enterprise organizations.
While working in Silicon Valley she spent over fifteen years in global event and meeting planning; organizing and executing meetings, large-scale events, third-party trade shows, conferences, and incentive travel programs; organizing everything from a small business launch to corporate events on a global scale for 22,000 attendees.
Carolynn holds a Bachelor’s of Science, Human Services and a Minor, Communications from Notre Dame de Namur, Belmont, CA. She is currently pursuing her MBA, Marketing from the same University and is expected to graduate in 2021.
Further information can be found online at Carolynn Santos on Linkedin.
Equity Builder & Consultant, CFO
Dawn Bennett is a speaker, pastor, author and family mediator. Through her public platform DawnBennettSpeaks, she is known throughout the Deep South as a conduit for gaining education and experience on the topic of Inclusion & Diversity.
Dawn’s niche is helping people see and know the deeper meanings of being and belonging. In her corporate relations work, this helps Employers and Employees strengthen working relationships to profit both people and products.
Dawn is an ordained pastor in the ELCA Lutheran Church, the published author of Loving Pearl and a leader in the voice of family reconciliation work. A leading detail of Dawn’s work is her identity within the LGBTQIA+ community. She invests her time helping families repair the breach in relationships. Corporately, this translates to keynotes and workshops on Inclusion & Diversity; Conflict Resolution; and Family Systems.
Education: MDiv Vanderbilt Divinity School; MACM Luther Seminary; Certificate in Gender, Religion, Sexuality, Vanderbilt Divinity School; TN Rule 31 trained Family/Civil Mediator; Dialogue Facilitator in Circle Process, Disaster Chaplaincy.
Further information can be found online at Dawn Bennett on LinkedIn.
Inclusive Event Strategist & Consultant, CMO
Honorably discharged from the United States Army following 12 years of service, Chiriga Moore, affectionately known as Zoe (pronounced ZOH) completed an M.S. in Hospitality, Recreation and Tourism then started LB Alliance an event planning & resource company in Oakland, CA. Learning that Inclusion, Diversity and Equity were not prioritized in the meetings, events and tourism industry, she became an advocate to help improve dialogue and action in the areas of supplier diversity, organizational culture and diverse representation in leadership.
Initially, spearheading the formation of an Inclusion & Diversity committee with MPI’s Northern California Chapter, she decided to become a Certified Diversity Practitioner (CDP) to deepen her knowledge. Having dissolved her company, LB Alliance due to COVID 19, she became the co-producer of The State of Events podcast and co-founder of CADAZO Consulting Group.
Now an Inclusive Event Strategist & Consultant she is helping leaders of organizations define their strategic commitment to DEI through her speaking, writing and consulting.
The outgoing co-chair for MPIs Global Diversity & Inclusion Advisory Committee, Zoe is committed to holding industry leaders accountable and ensuring that change is both measurable and sustainable.
A contributing writer to The Meeting Professional and Meetings Today Zoe Moore resides in Marietta, GA with her 16 year old son, Jourden Moore. She loves homemade chocolate chip cookies, photography and travelling.
Further information can be found online at Chiriga "Zoe" Moore on LinkedIn