As of September 2015 Lillian has officially retired.

Lillian Roybal Rose taught her nationally acclaimed cross cultural leadership awareness seminars to academic, corporate, civic, and community groups, implementing powerful learning frameworks for long-term, effective cooperation and communication. Lillian's style is dynamic, personable, and sensitive. Her extensive experience and exceptional skills helped fuel mutual respect among people of all backgrounds, helping them reclaim pride in their roots through the exploration of shared experiences. Her unique high-impact seminars were known for supporting and releasing creativity, productivity, and efficiency among people working together.

Lillian was an educator and consultant in the area of cross cultural communication. She is Latina and grew up in east Los Angeles. Lillian received her B.A. in sociology from California State University, Los Angeles and her M.S. in education from the University of Southern California. She has also trained at the Stanford Institute for Intercultural Communication, and completed the Healing the Heart of Diversity® Facilitation Leaders Partnership Program.


  • Women's Council of the California State University, Woman of Achievement Award
  • California Advocates for Re-entry Education (CARE), award for special service to Re-entry students
  • The Chicano/Latino Intersegmental Convocation on Higher Education, award for outstanding leadership and commitment to higher education
  • Washington State Employment Security, Spokane, WA, Outstanding Speaker Award
  • Alliance for Improving Race Relations, Santa Cruz, CA, award for contributions to the improvement of race relations
  • Santa Cruz County Women's Commission, Charley Parkhurst award for extraordinary contributions to improve the status of women
  • Mujeres Latinas Community Conference, "Most Helpful and Influential" award
  • Latina Leadership Network, Madrina Award

You can email me at lillian@roybalrose.com.