Tanya M. Odom, Ed.M.

Global Consultant and Coach, Trusted Advisor, and Strategist in New York, NY

Tanya M. Odom, Ed.M.

Global Consultant and Coach, Trusted Advisor, and Strategist in New York, NY

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Tanya M. Odom, Ed.M. is a global consultant, writer, coach, and Diversity and Inclusion, equity, and civil rights thought leader.

She has worked globally for over 20 years, in over 40 countries, as a consultant, coach, storyteller, and facilitator focusing on areas including: Diversity and Inclusion, Inclusive Leadership, Race/Racism, Challenging Conversations, Mindfulness, Coaching, Innovation and Creativity, Educational Equity, Well being, and Youth Empowerment/mentoring.

Tanya’s unique portfolio career has allowed her to work in the education, private sector/corporate, not-for-profit/NGO, law enforcement, and in university/college arenas.

She is the co-author of "Evaluation in the Field of Education for Democracy, Human Rights and Tolerance.”

Tanya is a contributor to the Huffington Post, where she has written posts about diversity, leadership, self-compassion, and mindfulness. Tanya also writes for cnn.com. Tanya’s work and commentary has also appeared in several publications including Diversity Woman Magazine, Bloomberg News, and The Village Voice.

Tanya was named by Diversity Best Practices as “A Diversity Thought Leader to Follow on Twitter.”

Often called an innovator and disrupter, Tanya is featured in a chapter in Dr. Patti Fletcher’s book “Disrupters.”

A recent area of focus has been supporting the United Nations in their gender parity by 2030 pledge. Tanya has worked with 15 UN entities in 9 different countries focusing on inclusive leadership, unconscious bias, and women in leadership.

Over the last 3 years, Tanya has spent a great deal of time globally facilitating sessions, and moderating panels focused on "Challenging Conversations," where she has been creating spaces for honest and courageous dialogues focused on sharing, learning, and connection.

Entrepreneur Magazine featured Tanya as one of the "3 Women Entrepreneurs Who Unleash Their Energy for the Greater Good."

Tanya is a Center for Creative Leadership-trained Executive Coach, and holds an Ed.M. in Education from Harvard University and a B.A. in Anthropology/ Sociology with a correlate sequence in Women's Studies from Vassar College.

  • Education
    • Vassar College
    • Harvard Graduate School of Education