Maria Arias

Principal

Arias solutions serves a diverse set of clients, including: public corporations, HR associations, chambers of commerce, and diversity-focused non-profits. In terms of DEI, the philosophy and approach of Arias Solutions is strategic and business-focused. Consulting services are customized to the needs of the client. A cultural assessment is done to develop learnings about the institutional and cultural barriers to inclusion within the organization. A partnership approach with key stakeholders is used to develop a plan or initiatives – which can include: the vision, goals, strategies, initiatives, metrics, accountability measures, reporting, and resources. The goal is to effectuate an organization’s commitment to DEI, build its brand equity internally and externally, and foster inclusion within the organization.

For non-profit organizations, Arias Solutions utilizes her legal, management, and DEI experience to help her clients establish or re-evaluate their respective governance structure (Board, Advisory Boards, etc.), programs, operations, brand and image, and community outreach. Ms. Arias also provides day-to-day management of a diversity nonprofit focused on diverse and low-income college students who aspire to go to law school. For example, please see: lawschoolyeswecan.org

Along with strategic planning, Ms. Arias is a speaker, facilitator, and moderator at conferences, and she hosts trainings and workshops for clients. Please see: arias-solutions.com Ms. Arias collaborates with the Artemis Connection because of the caliber, the breadth of experience, and the organization’s innovative approach to problem-solving.

Ms. Arias is an avid yogi and cyclist and is a “golfer in training.” She is the proud mother of a modern merged family of five children who live across the country-coast to coast.

Get in touch with Maria

maria@arias-solutions.com

Areas of Expertise
  • Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
  • For Profit & Nonprofit Management
  • Assessment & Analysis, Strategy & Design, Leadership Training
Education
  • Harvard Business School, CTAM Executive Management Program
  • Northwestern University School of Law, J.D.
  • DePaul University, B.A., Political Science
Location
  • Denver, Colorado
More about Maria
Professional Background
  • Arias Ventures, LLC d/b/a Arias Solutions (launched 2018); Founder
  • Comcast Corporation (2011-2017); Corporate Vice President, Diversity & Inclusion
  • Comcast Cable; Vice President, Division Operations Management & Area Vice President, Southern Colorado
  • Adelphia Communications; Vice President Law & Government Affairs
  • AT&T Broadband; Vice President Local Government Affairs
  • AT&T Corp.; Chief Regulatory Counsel, Western Region
  • McDermott Will & Emery; Income Partner
Past Clients
  • Paylocity (Technology Company)
  • C2HR (HR Industry Association for Media, Telecom and Technology companies)
  • CO LGBTQ Chamber of Commerce
  • Law School Yes We Can (Pre-law Diversity Mentoring Program for Low Income and Diverse College Students)
Memberships
  • SHRM
Fun Fact

Unlike others who organized their homes during the 2020 stay at home orders, Ms. Arias spent her time planting and nurturing over 50 floral plants during the Spring in Denver. And, she discovered the joy of growing tomatoes, jalapenos and herbs.