Janet Crawford

JANET CRAWFORD is CEO of Cascadance, a Bay Area-based firm supporting leaders in building brain-friendly organizations. A female scientist and pioneer in the application of neuroscience research to corporate culture, Crawford is passionate about solving gender inequity in her lifetime. She speaks internationally on unconscious bias, stereotype threat and the biology of power, including a 2014 address at the prestigious TEDx San Diego, and designs enterprise-wide change efforts to help companies uncover and address the hidden roots of inequity. With two decades of experience working with Fortune 500 companies and venture capitalists, her client organizations span the who’s who of Silicon Valley and Hollywood. She has been featured in print, radio and television, including ForbesThe Guardian, The Huffington Post, ABC and KSAN/KBLX. Along with renowned somatic leadership practitioner, Wendy Palmer, she co-authored “Leadership Embodiment: How the Way We Sit and Stand Can Change the Way We Think and Speak.” Crawford earned an M.S. from Stanford University, a B.A. from U.C. Berkeley and is former adjunct faculty at the JFK University Graduate School of Psychology. @janetcrawford

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