Gloria M. Rodriguez
Gloria M. Rodríguez, is the Founder and Director of DeAlmas Women’s Institute, a community-based organization launched in 1998. Literally meaning “of the soul,” DeAlmas is dedicated to providing women the opportunity to reclaim, honor and express their divine feminine gifts and human potential through spiritual and personal transformation. Ms. Rodríguez presents workshops, keynote addresses and lectures to national and international audiences at major colleges, conferences and retreats.
Ms. Rodriguez is a tenured Professor of Psychology at Bronx Community College of The City University of New York and holds a Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology. Her interests and on-going research includes multicultural, women's, spiritual, social and positive psychology. She is also a Certified Professional Life Coach specializing in spiritual and relationship coaching. She has authored articles for academic peer-reviewed journals and released her first published book, You Are More Than Good Enough in 2011, which won First Place wards in Self-Help and Spiritual categories, and Second Place in the Women’s Issues category at The International Latino Book Awards 2012. She has received numerous community awards by various women’s organizations, most recently being honored by The National Puerto Rican Day Parade Committee and the Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute.
Gloria practices New Thought/Ancient Wisdom teachings and is an initiate in the Yoruba/Lukumi religious tradition. She is a mother and adoring grandmother. Gloria enjoys traveling, the arts, and experiencing the infinite beauty that exists within the global community.
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