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Lori Nishiura Mackenzie
Executive Director

As Executive Director, Lori Nishiura Mackenzie leads the Institute's efforts to build impact with gender research. She is co-founder of the Institute's latest initiative, the Center for the Advancement of Women's Leadership. Mackenzie is creator of the workshops the Language of Leadership and the Dyanmics of Hyper-Effective Teams. She is founder of the online Voice & Influence program aimed at providing people with the skills, information and inspiration to be as effective as possible. This curriculum has been widely viewed through the Clayman Institute's partnership with LeanIn.org, the Stanford Graduate School of Business, the Darden Graduate School of Business and INSEAD.

Mackenzie frequently speaks about Women's Leadership and Seeing | Blocking Bias at leading companies and organizations. Conference presentations include Beyond Talk, Mt. St. Mary's Women's Leadership Conference, Girls Alliance Keynote, the MAKERS Conference, Professional Business Women of California, eBay WIN Summit, Cisco CTSO Women's Conference, Amelia Earhart Society, VMWorld, the Latina Coalition, HR People & Strategy Global Conference, and the Grace Hopper Celebration Technical Executive Forum. 

Mackenzie is executive editor of the See Bias | Block Bias Toolkits, which turn research into useful guidelines and worksheets to empower leaders to be more effective and inclusive. She is also founding editor of Gender News and the annual research magazine, upRisingHer articles has been published on Stanford news outlets, Harbard Business Review, the Huffington Post and other media. 

Mackenzie joined the Institute after working in marketing and business management for 20 years at leading companies such Procter & Gamble, Apple, eBay, PayPal and CafePress. She has an MBA from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania and a BA in Economics from the University of California, Berkeley. Mackenzie was a member of the Avon Global Women's Strategy Think Tank, the Launch Team of LeanIn.org, and the Gender Equity Principles working group at the City of San Francisco Department on the Status of Women. She is currently on the boards of the Women's Foundation of California and the Alliance for Girls. She can be reached at email

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