MEET THE CEO
UNCONSCIOUS BIAS + DEI ADVOCATE | EXECUTIVE CONSULTANT | CORPORATE SPEAKER
I combine the principles of neuroleadership and communications to help employees suss out unconscious bias and better implement diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) in order to drive an organization’s growth and vitality.
JOANNA DODD MASSEY
Ph.D. | MBA
With more than 25 years of experience in the media industry at companies, such as Condé Nast, Lionsgate, CBS, Viacom, Discovery and Hasbro, Dr. Joanna Dodd Massey is an experienced C-level communications executive and Board Director. She has managed crisis communications, brand reputation, culture transformation, corporate social responsibility (CSR) and multi-million-dollar P&Ls.
Currently, Dr. Massey serves as a consultant and sought-after corporate speaker. As a C-level executive and Doctor of Psychology, she combines the principles of neuroleadership and communications to help employees suss out unconscious bias and better implement diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) in order to drive an organization’s growth and vitality. She is President & CEO of J.D. Massey Associates, Inc. (JDMA) and the author of two books, Culture Shock: Surviving Five Generations in One Workplace and Communicating During a Crisis: Influencing Others When the Stakes Are High.
In addition, Dr. Massey is an adjunct professor at Columbia University, where she teaches a masters-level course in corporate communications.
As a Board Director, Dr. Massey is a member of the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD). She currently serves on the Advisory Boards of 8B Education Investments, a financial startup, and The Resolution Project, a nonprofit that funds and mentors undergraduate entrepreneurs with businesses that do social good. Formerly, she served on the Board of Directors of The Resolution Project as a member of the Audit committee, the University of Southern California New York Alumni Club as a member of the Executive Board, and Colors LGBTQ Youth Counseling Services as a Non-Executive Director.
Dr. Massey is also an angel investor who advises female entrepreneurs at the seed funding stage. She previously served as a Managing Director at Golden Seeds, an early-stage female-led investment firm with more than $125 million in total investments in over 170 female run businesses, and she is a member of the Angel Capital Association.
Dr. Massey’s diverse professional background includes several years of higher education. She has a Graduate Certificate in Corporate Finance from Harvard, as well as an MBA from the University of Southern California (USC), and two graduate degrees in psychology—a Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology from Antioch University Los Angeles, and a Doctorate in Transpersonal Psychology from Sofia University (formerly the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology). She is a member of the American Psychological Association.