LEA 2023 Community Visionary Award

Community Visionary Award

Dr. Yasmin Davidds

Founder and CEO
Latina Global Executive Leadership Institute

Dr. Yasmin Davidds is an entrepreneur, organizational psychologist, and CEO of the Dr. Yasmin Davidds Leadership Institute and Multicultural Women Executive Leadership Foundation, organizations dedicated to the teaching, instruction, and development of leadership competencies primarily focused on women in professional, corporate and entrepreneur settings. Dr. Davidds’ commitment to the empowerment and development of all women leaders has brought her recognition and acclaim from the U.S. Congress, the California State Senate, and the California State Assembly. She has been recognized and highlighted as one of the top Leading Latinas by Hispanic Magazine and as one of the most influential Latinas in “The Book of Latina Women.”

As one of the top leading female negotiation experts in the U.S. and Latin America, Dr. Davidds has trained and consulted thousands of corporate leaders in over 200 blue-chip companies throughout 22 countries in the art and skill of negotiation. Her clients have ranged from senior judges to tribal leaders, from unionized prison guards to accountants, and from public officials to diplomatic trainees. Her practical experience includes a wide range of public and private sector efforts in Brazil, Columbia, Argentina, England, France, Spain, South Africa, and the U.S. She has helped lead intervention and assistance programs to disputing parties and has advised corporate, non-profit, and governmental teams on how to prepare for important negotiations. Dr. Davidds fourth best-selling book, YOUR OWN TERMS: A Women’s Guide To Taking Charge Of Any Negotiation is the core curriculum for the University of California San Diego’s Rady School of Management Executive Education Women’s Leadership and Negotiation Certificate Program.

Dr. Davidds Executive, Entrepreneur, and Millennial programs have impacted and transformed the lives and careers of over 5,000 professional women worldwide. A graduate of the University of Southern California (USC) with a degree in business entrepreneurship, Dr. Davidds went on to receive her master’s degree in women studies and her doctorate degree in organizational psychology. In 2013, she developed and launched the first Multicultural Women Executive Leadership Program in partnership with the USC Marshall School of Business.

In further pursuit of Dr. Davidds’ mission to elevate women’s lives all over the world, in 2019 she announced the launch of the Global Leadership Retreats for 2021.

Additionally, Dr. Davidds is a certified Emotional Intelligence practitioner.

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