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 and then started an event planning company in Oakland, CA.
Learning that Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) 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 Professional (CDP)® to deepen her knowledge. As the co-founder of Moore Consulting Agency LLC, she seeks to support hospitality organizations to assess the FIVE Cs: Characteristics, Commitment, Capacity, Climate & Culture to develop DEI strategies that are measurable and sustainable. As an independent Hospitality Strategic Consultant, she engages leaders of organizations through her speaking, writing, and consulting.
The outgoing co-chair for MPIs 2021 Global Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Advisory Committee, Zoe is committed to holding industry leaders strategically accountable to their expressed commitment to change.
Zoe is a contributing writer to The Meeting Professional, Meetings Today, and her personal blog Unsolicited Advice. She resides in Marietta, GA with her 17-year-old son, and loves homemade chocolate chip cookies, photography, and traveling.