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Amy Cuddy

Social Psychologist and Bestselling Author of Presence: Bringing Your Boldest Self to Your Biggest Challenges

Social psychologist, bestselling author, and award-winning teacher Dr. Amy Cuddy is an expert on the behavioral science of power, presence, and prejudice. Cuddy earned her PhD from Princeton University and has served on the faculties of Harvard Business School and Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management. Cuddy’s book Presence: Bringing Your Boldest Self to Your Biggest Challenges (Little, Brown, & Co., 2015), is a New York Times, Washington Post, USA Today, Wall Street Journal, Publisher’s Weekly, and The Globe and Mail bestseller and has been published in 34 languages.

Cuddy's 2012 TED Talk, “Your Body Language May Shape Who You Are,” named by The Guardian as 'One of 20 Online Talks that Could Change Your Life', has been viewed more than 49 million times and is the second-most-viewed TED talk.

Focusing on the power of nonverbal behavior, prejudice and stereotyping, 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 writes and speaks about how we can become more present, influential, compassionate, and satisfied in our professional and personal lives. Her most recent work and writing focuses on the social forces behind bullying, bystanding, and bravery.

Cuddy has received recognition from well-known sources, including the BBC as one of their 100 Women of 2017, a Game Changer by Time, one of 50 Women Who Are Changing the World by Business Insider, one of the World's Top 50 Management Thinkers by Thinkers50, and one of the Top 50 Leadership Innovators Changing How We Lead by Inc., among others.

Cuddy’s highly cited research on stereotyping and prejudice, nonverbal behavior, and presence and performance under stress has been published in top academic journals, including the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), Science, and Psychological Science, and featured in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Economist, Guardian, Wired, Fast Company, Inc., The Globe and Mail, NPR, BBC, and many more.

Cuddy is Co-Founder of Citizen Confidence, a World Economic Forum initiative of Young Global Leaders seeking to develop new measures of societal success that speak to an understanding of humans as more than just passive consumers.

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