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Yaro Fong-Olivares

2022 Speaker

YARO FONG-OLIVARES is executive director of the CWB at Bentley University. Fong-Olivares leads the CWB’s mission-driven work to leverage industry expertise and academia to advance women’s leadership in business from the classroom to the boardroom. She partners with the staff and CWB’s stakeholder community to develop and deliver programs informed by research and best practices. She serves as a subject matter expert on leadership development for women and gender-variant folks and brings an intersectional feminist lens to the content the CWB produces. A sought-after speaker and facilitator, Fong-Olivares has extensive experience in organizational development and management, including facilitating racial equity initiatives, diversity, and inclusion, strategy development, leadership coaching, and change management. Fong-Olivares is currently pursuing a doctorate in organizational leadership psychology at William James, holds an MS in organizational change management from The New School, and a BA in sociology from Barnard College.