"I wish I knew then what I know now."
CEO Jill Beresford founded Genderversity in 2014, after spending over 20 years thriving in male-dominated corporate environments, bur her experience in gender diversity began years earlier. Credible articles that have been shared since the early 2000s only served to prove what Jill Beresford knew all along - that businesses that take on female senior leadership equal to that of male leadership outperform business that don't.
Since 2014 Genderversity has been educating business on the financial impact of gender diversity by using the leading edge, international body of gender science. Genderversity applies the "why" and "how" to our gender differences and strengths, thereby maximizing corporate profitability.
Only 5% of publicly held companies are led by female CEOs, and Jill Beresford has stood among those ranks since the early 1990s. She has spent 25 years in turnaround management and restructuring in a diverse spectrum of different industries and corporate environments.
Activities & Affiliations
•Accredited Licensing Partner, The Gender Equality Project/EDGE
•Certified International Gender Intelligence Trainer and Facilitator
• Accredited Small Business Advisor (MA) and 2017 recipient of Star Performer Top Business Advisor in MA
Lawler’s two purposes––to constructively rock the boat and to help others live happy, healthy, and meaningful lives––have become his guiding principles for the latter half of his career. Most recently, he served in roles such as Chief People Officer at high growth e-commerce/software companies. Prior, he ran a workshop business servicing Fortune 100 firms based on his first book, Passion at Work. He currently heads up League of Allies, a professional services firm that builds equity via gender parity, balance and inclusion.
UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA
Patrick’s career started at J.P. Morgan, doing emerging market fixed-income research and
running equity syndications on the trading floor. He ran the first ever D&I program on Wall Street for J.PMorgan, bookended by his trading floor work. Post-graduate school, he engaged in strategy consulting, primarily focusing on due diligence for Private Equity transactions. He then joined a renewable energy start up as COO, helping to raise $85 million. Most recently, he founded and ran Main Street Partners, a non-profit dedicated to helping grow local Boston businesses. Patrick is also Co-Founder and Chief Delivery Officer of League of Allies.
UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA
JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY - SAIS
MA, Conflict Resolution
Bailey started working at Genderversity in 2015 as a research assistant while in university. Since then her role in the company has evolved greatly, as she has taken on the responsibilities of running Genderversity's social media/web presence, in addition to providing and compiling much of the research used in our case study method.
BERKLEE COLLEGE OF MUSIC
BMus, Music Business 2016