Suzy Welch

World’s leading expert on work and bestselling author of “Winning,” and “The Real-Life MBA,” in 2015.


Suzy Welch is a business journalist and best-selling author with expertise in leadership, change, crisis management, corporate governance, communications, and the future of the workplace. A Professor of Management Practice at NYU’s Stern School of Business, Ms. Welch is also a senior advisor to the Brunswick Group, a CEO advisory firm, a regular contributor on CNBC and The Today Show, and a frequent speaker and moderator at corporate events. Ms. Welch began her career as a crime reporter for The Miami Herald in 1981, after graduating magna cum laude from Harvard University. After a serendipitous reassignment to the business beat some years later, she left daily journalism to attend Harvard Business School, where she graduated as a Baker Scholar. The next seven years were spent at Bain & Company, as a consultant working with several heavy manufacturing clients in the Midwest.

In 1995, Ms. Welch combined her two career paths at the Harvard Business Review, where she eventually was named Editor. In her years at HBR, she conceptualized and edited articles on strategy, economics, operations, and organizational behavior, and wrote others on leadership, change and crisis management, boards, HR, and career dynamics. With her late husband, Jack Welch, Ms. Welch is the author of two international bestsellers, “Winning,” in 2005, and “The Real-Life MBA,” in 2015. On her own, she is the author of the 2008-2009 New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller “10-10-10: A Life-Transforming Idea,” a decision-making concept she originally wrote about as a columnist for O: The Oprah Magazine.

After her husband’s passing in 2019, Ms. Welch joined the faculty of Stern, where she created and teaches the popular class, “Becoming You: Crafting the Authentic Life You Want and Need.” Beginning in September 2023, she will also teach “Managerial Skills” and consult to the school’s Leadership Accelerator. Ms. Welch sits on the board of ANGI, the publicly traded home services giant, and Quadio, a music tech start-up started by her son and step-grandson. Her non-profit board positions are with the Humane Society of the United States, the world’s largest animal protection agency, and Scenic Hudson, a nature conservancy focused on the Hudson Valley. She lives in New York and Miami.

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