Director Emerita at McKinsey & Company with 30+ years serving consumer-facing clients, Joanna Barsh continues as a senior advisor to the firm. She led the creation and launch of The Centered Leadership Project in 2008 to help women and men take on transformational challenges. Joanna is also the best-selling author of How Remarkable Women Lead and Centered Leadership. Her newest book, Grow Wherever You Work, was released in 2017.
Joanna has always been 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 and for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Joanna has spoken with many business and government leaders on women's advancement, traveling to Australia, Brazil, Colombia, China, India, Indonesia, Israel, Jordan, Kuwait, Malaysia, Mexico, Saudi Arabia, Spain, Sweden, UAE, and throughout Europe. Invited by Hillary Clinton, Joanna was the co-chair of the International Council on Women's Business Leadership's Working Group on leadership.