Avivah is writer, speaker, coach, consultant, change agent – depending on the call and the context. A global expert on all things gender and generational balance, Avivah is currently spending a year at Harvard as a 2022 Advanced Leadership Fellow researching longevity, gender differences in ageing – and how to navigate the transitions into the 3rd and 4th Quarters of 100-year lives. Themes summarised in her latest graphic book Thriving to 100 – Through Life’s 4 Quarters.
The Corporate Context
As the CEO of 20-first, Avivah works with organisations focused on capturing the competitive advantages of the future of work, talent and changing demographic trends. Author of WHY Women Mean Business (Wiley), and 7 Steps to Leading a Gender-Balanced Business (HBR), she is also a regular contributor to Harvard Business Review and Forbes, as well as a sought-after speaker with three TEDx talks. Avivah was given a Lifetime Achievement Award for Gender Balanced Leadership by PWN Global, and was recently recognised as one of the world’s 40 Most Inspiring Women Over 40.
A Personal Note
In her own 1st and 2nd Quarters of life, Avivah grew up in Canada, attended the University of Toronto as a joint Computer Science/ Comparative Literature major, went to Paris for a year and stayed for 30, completing an MBA at INSEAD along the way. Avivah holds 3 passports (CDN, F, CH), lives in London with her sculptor/ magistrate husband and visits her two grown gender-balanced children, a son and daughter based in Dakar and New York. She is tracking her 60th year, back at school at Harvard, in a weekly newsletter called elderberries.