About our CEO

Yanira Castro

CEO, Humanity Communications Collective

Yanira M. Castro (she/her/ella) is a speaker and communications professional with more than 20 years of experience in telling inspiring stories to audiences ranging from national television shows to leading digital channels.

Yanira founded Humanity Communications Collective in 2017 to inspire people with stories of joy and justice. The team, made up of amazingly talented women and people of color, is highly focused on digital engagement and storytelling, by reminding people to embrace technology, business and life in a way that focuses on people’s humanity. Humanity Communications Collective has also shared important and groundbreaking client stories on CBS This Morning, ABC News, 60 Minutes, Essence, Now This!, O, The Oprah Magazine and many others.

Whether she is working with a local attorney-turned-winemaker, or working with well-known celebrities on social media campaigns, Yanira gives the same drive and expertise to each project. A few of Humanity’s clients, past and present, include The Marsha P. Johnson Institute, Outdoor Afro, the National Wildlife Federation, The Latinx House, Justice for Migrant Women, The Solutions Project, and Davidson Wine Co.

Yanira has also built Humanity to be an employer of choice by understanding that toxic work culture is at the root of The Great Resignation. She holds and practices core company values of authenticity, respect, and justice.

  • Owner of Humanity Communications Collective, a social justice strategic communications agency.
  • Has been working in all aspects of communications for 20+ years in the field of high-tech, education, politics, retail, social justice and environment.
  • Trains organizations on how to weave DEIJ into all areas of their digital communications
  • Favorites including summit hiking, biking, strolling through the forest, and elevating hidden stories