Dr. Vivian Smith-Del Toro (Dr. Vivian) achieved a Bachelor of Arts (BA) from Michigan State University, Master of Business Administration (MBA) and Doctorate in Business Administration from the University of Phoenix. Dr. Vivian is the Author of, “Strategies for Women’s Economic Impact and Empowerment; Journey to the C-Suite”.
Dr. Vivian is the Founder and Chairperson of the Board for Global Executive Business Consultants (GEBC). GEBC is a business research, Project Management, and global leadership development consultancy; with a focus on driving Lean Enterprise Transformation and Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging (https://globalexecutivebusinessconsultants.com). GEBC is an impending 501(c)3 non-profit organization. In 2021 GEBC will launch a 10-year longitudinal research study, “The C-Suite Paradigm” (https://csuiteparadigm.org). The C-Suite Paradigm Project mission is to deploy 200 Executive Coaches working with 20,000 executive women to fill the C-suite pipeline over the next 10 years to achieve parity in the C-suite of Fortune 500 companies in the U. S. by 2030. This research project is lead by Dr. Vivian and endeavors to disrupt the status quo and gain momentum for the economic impact and empowerment of women executives in Fortune 500 companies. “C-Suite Paradigm” is the catalyst for the transformation of Global 500 companies for cultural competence and exponential growth and development. Local and global leaders must accept and embrace the full potential of the entire human race; racial, gender equality, equity, and ending women suffrage can heal our nation and our world.
Dr. Vivian’s career has provided leadership consultancy for 120 organizations such as Aramark, Yum Brands, Inc., Allstate (U.S., India, Ireland), Discover, American Family Insurance, Abbott Labs, Federal Reserve Bank-Chicago-Detroit, Moraine Valley Community College and Medline Industries. Dr. Vivian’s career highlights include her role as the Vice President of Operations for Sodexo and SodexoMagic, along with her membership of the VP Advisory Board for Sodexo’s SOFOCUS-Group Think Tank for 82 countries.
Dr. Vivian is life-time member of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority. Dr. Vivian is on the Board of Directors for the following non-profit organizations; Women’s Centers International (WCI) (womenscentersintl.org), Micah Speaks Kid Camp (micahspeakskidcamp.org), The Minority Freedom Fund (mifreedomcf.org), and formerly on the Board of Directors for the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce (2012-2015) and ALL CHICAGO…making homelessness history (https://allchicago.org).
Dr. Vivian is the CEO and her husband, Andres Del Toro, President and co-owners of American Financial Real Estate, LLC; a real estate company with Real Estate Broker Licenses in Commercial and Residential Real Estate in Illinois and North Carolina. Dr. Vivian and her husband Andres currently reside in North Carolina and enjoy friends, family, movies, and eclectic dining.