Director Emeritus at McKinsey & Company after 30+ years, Joanna Barsh is also the best-selling author of "How Remarkable Women Lead." Her new book, "Centered Leadership," is the companion piece that teaches you the skills, tools, and practices along with new stories that inspire and encourage. Joanna created and launched The Centered Leadership Project in 2008 at McKinsey & Company in collaboration with dozens of colleagues to accelerate development of aspiring leaders.
Joanna is a strong advocate for women. Invited by Mayor Bloomberg, Joanna served on NYC's Commission on Women's Issues from 2002 to 2013. She led ground-breaking research on unlocking the potential of women for The Wall Street Journal's Women in the Economy Task Force in 2011 and 2012 and for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in 2013. She has spoken with many business and government leaders on women's advancement, including Australia, Brazil, China, India, Indonesia, Jordan, Malaysia, Norway, Saudi Arabia, Spain, Sweden, and the U.K. A member of the U.S. State Department's International Council on Women's Business Leadership, Joanna helped launch a program to develop women leaders globally.
Joanna serves on the Genesco board and Sesame Workshop. She holds degrees from the University of Pennsylvania, the University of Chicago and Harvard Business School, where she was a Baker Scholar.
Johanne Lavoie is a master expert in McKinsey's Organization Practice. In 2009, Johanne joined Joanna to create and launch Centered Leadership as a learning program for executives. Today she is the Dean of the Centered Leadership Program globally. With Joanna and dozens of practitioners inside and outside the firm, Johanne leads development of a range of programs from workshops to longer programs for those who aspire to lead, starting with self-mastery.
Johanne mixes twenty years of business consulting with expertise in adult development and organization culture at Fortune 100 companies. Johanne serves on the advisory board and faculty of the Banff Leadership Center. She has an MBA from the Harvard Business School.