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Linda BaschLinda Basch is an Adjunct Professor of Management and Organizational Development at New York University’s Stern School of Business where she teaches about inclusive leadership, an Athena Leadership Fellow at Barnard College and a Consultant with the University of North Carolina’s Center for Faculty Excellence. She also currently consults and coaches on issues of leadership advancement, career transitions and organizational change.

Linda’s career spans higher education, the United Nations and the nonprofit and corporate sectors. She was Dean of Arts and Sciences at Manhattan College and Director of Special Programs at New York University, a Research Director at the United Nations leading multi-country research teams, and most recently President of the National Council for Research on Women (NCRW), a network of over 100 research and policy centers focused on rights and opportunities for women and girls. In her latter role she headed a Corporate Circle of over 35 Fortune 100 and 500 companies concerned with advancing women and people of color into leadership positions.

Linda’s teaching and consulting goals are to empower students and young leaders with knowledge and learnings to be inspired leaders, professionals and colleagues. Linda has coached in NYU Stern’s Leadership Development program, developed career-related workshops for Barnard College alums, and is currently leading a workshop series for mid-career women at the University of North Carolina. She has written and published widely on issues of gender and ethnicity. She holds a BA from the University of Michigan in Economics, a PhD in Anthropology from New York University, a Master Coaching Certificate from the Hudson Institute, and is an elected Fellow of the New York Academy of Sciences.


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