Susan MacKenty Brady

CEO, Simmons University Institute for Inclusive Leadership

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Susan MacKenty Brady is the Deloitte Ellen Gabriel Chair for Women and Leadership at Simmons University—the first chief executive officer of the Simmons University Institute for Inclusive Leadership, which produces game-changing solutions for the purpose of intersecting leadership, equity, and inclusion.

Susan, who has been featured on ABC’s Good Morning America, is the author of 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) and The 30-Second Guide to Coaching Your Inner Critic (Linkage, 2014). As a celebrated speaker and executive coach, she educates and ignites leaders globally on fostering a mind-set of inclusion and self-awareness.

Prior to joining Simmons, Susan worked at Linkage, Inc., where she founded the Women in Leadership Institute and launched a global consulting practice on advancing women leaders. She also led Linkage’s field research behind the “7 Leadership Hurdles Women Leaders Face in the Workforce.”

Dedicated to inclusively and collaboratively inspiring every girl to realize her full potential, Susan serves on the board of the not-for-profit Strong Women, Strong Girls. She lives in the Boston area with her husband, two teenage daughters, and two Portuguese Water Dogs.