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Amy Cuddy

2022 Speaker

AMY CUDDY is a social psychologist, NYT-bestselling author, and award-winning Harvard lecturer. Dr. Cuddy is an expert on the behavioral science of power, presence, and prejudice. Cuddy earned her PhD from Princeton University, was a professor at Harvard Business School, at Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management, and Rutgers University. She continues to teach at Harvard Business School in their executive education programs. Dr. Cuddy’s first book Presence: Bringing Your Boldest Self to Your Biggest Challenges, is a New York Times, Washington Post, USA Today, Wall Street Journal, Publisher’s Weekly, and Globe & Mail bestseller. Her TED Talk, ‘Your Body Language May Shape Who You Are,’ the second-most-viewed TED talk of all time, named by The Guardian as ‘One of 20 Online Talks that Could Change Your Life’, has reached and influenced how building confidence under stressful situations is taught and practiced worldwide. Focusing on the power of prejudice and stereotyping, nonverbal behavior, the delicate balance of trustworthiness and strength, and the ways in which people can affect their own thoughts, feelings, performance, and psychological and physical well-being, she studies, writes, and speaks about how we can become more present, influential, compassionate, and satisfied in our professional and personal lives. She is currently writing her second book, Bullies, Bystanders, and Bravehearts, which delves into the psychological causes and consequences of bullying among adults, a pervasive and often devastating problem, and the steps that we all must take to move toward social bravery in our daily lives and broader culture.