Joanna Barsh serves as a leader of both the Consumer Packaged Goods and Organization Practices. Joanna’s client experience spans mergers and acquisitions, corporate growth strategy, organization development and performance transformation.
Joanna is passionate about many things, but accelerating the development of women leaders is at the top of the list. She has been a New York City Commissioner on Women’s Issues since 2002, appointed by Mayor Michael Bloomberg. Joanna created The McKinsey Centered Leadership Project, including a video archive of more than 125 in-depth interviews with women leaders from around the world.
A dedicated contributor to the New York community, Joanna has served the Partnership for New York City, the New York City Economic Development Corporation, the American Museum of Natural History, and the Manhattan Theatre Club, as well as St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and the Alaska Conservation Foundation. She has been a trustee of Sesame Workshop, the education organization responsible for Sesame Street, for 15 years.
“Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg: 'No one can have it all',” McKinsey Quarterly, April 2013
“Lessons from the leading edge of gender diversity,” McKinsey Quarterly, April 2013
“The global gender agenda,” McKinsey Quarterly, November 2012
How Remarkable Women Lead , Crown Business, 2009
“How centered leaders achieve extraordinary results,” McKinsey Quarterly, October 2010
|R.H. Macy & Co
||Assistant Buyer/Sales Manager
|University of Chicago
||MA in English literature
|University of Pennsylvania
||BA in English literature