Selena Rezvani is a recognized author, speaker, and consultant on leadership. Her debut book, The Next Generation of Women Leaders: What You Need to Lead but Won't Learn in Business School (Praeger, 2009) identifies the need for Generation X and Y women to be seen as a viable talent pool and leadership pipeline. Her newest book, Pushback: How Smart Women Ask — and Stand Up — for What They Want (Jossey-Bass, 2012) focuses on the unmatched power of negotiation skills in women's career advancement. In 2013, Selena was recognized with an Axiom Business Book Award for bringing working women's issues to light in Pushback.
Her experience and success in the women and leadership arena make Rezvani a frequent resource for news media and an in-demand business speaker. She has been quoted, interviewed, and profiled by CareerBuilder, The Wall Street Journal, Oprah.com, The LA Times, Marie Claire, NBC television, and ABC television. She is a former commentator on NPR's nationally syndicated 'The 51% Perspective'. In addition, Rezvani writes a much talked about column on women and leadership for The Washington Post, for which she won the coveted Jane Cunningham Croly Award for Excellence in Journalism Covering Issues of Concern to Women in 2012. She also writes a weekly blog on women and work for Forbes.com.
Rezvani's professional speaking credits include the following organizations, among many others: SAP, UBS, Harvard University, The Clinton Foundation, eBay, Accenture, Johnson & Johnson, Princeton University, and the Forte Foundation Conference.
Selena received her Bachelor of Science and Master of Social Work degrees from New York University, and has an MBA from Johns Hopkins, where she received the Edward Stegman CPA Memorial Award for Academic Excellence.
"As producer and host of a weekly show carried on NPR, CBS, Sirius and Armed Forces Radio, Selena is a rare jewel. Month after month, she reliably and creatively provides commentaries on women, leadership and business, and she REALLY knows her stuff."
— Susan Barnett, NPR Host/Producer, 51% - The Women´s Perspective