Sophia Haeri has been working in the field of women's leadership since 1995, when she helped organize a student conference on Women and Globalization at the United Nations. Since then, she has had a wide-ranging international career, including working on the establishment of a center for African women in the media in Dakar, Senegal, and financial consulting at Merrill Lynch in New York and New Haven. She is experienced at conducting training in both the corporate and non-profit arenas. She has an MA in Psychology from the New School for Social Research, where she was a Statue Foundation fellow, and where her doctoral research focuses on the relationship between power and violence by women in intimate relationships. Having grown up in Thailand, Kenya, and the United States, with British and Iranian parents, Sophia brings a unique international perspective to her work; she currently lives with her husband and daughter in Dobbs Ferry, New York.