Susan MacKenty Brady is the Deloitte Ellen Gabriel Chair for Women and Leadership at Simmons University and the Chief Executive Officer of The Simmons University Institute for Inclusive Leadership. As a relationship expert, leadership well-being coach, author and speaker, Susan educates leaders and executives globally on fostering self-awareness for optimal leadership. Susan advises executive teams on how to work together effectively and create inclusion and gender parity in organizations. A highly sought authority on emotionally intelligent leadership, Susan has been featured on ABC’s Good Morning America and has keynoted or consulted at over 500 organizations worldwide.
CEO of Simmons University Institute for Inclusive Leadership and Deloitte Ellen Gabriel Chair for Women and Leadership
Master of Education, Ohio University
Bachelor of Arts, Business Communications, Marietta College
Boards & Committees
Emeritus board member, Strong Women, Strong Girls
Strategic Advisor, Our.Love
Honors & Publications
2020 “Marshall Goldsmith 100 Coaches” selection
The Inclusive Leader’s Playbook coauthored with Elisa van Dam (Simmons University, 2021)
Mastering Your Inner Critic and 7 Other High Hurdles to Advancement: How the Best Women Leaders Practice Self-Awareness to Change What Really Matters (McGraw-Hill, November 2018)
The 30-Second Guide to Coaching Your Inner Critic (Linkage, 2014)
The Better Understanding Podcast, hosted by Susan MacKenty Brady
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