Patricia Bory

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Patricia Bory



With more than 15 years of experience in leadership and organization development, Patricia Bory helps build strong executives, teams and systems.  Specializing in workforce equity, she uses sophisticated diversity and inclusion (D&I) practices to support client organizations in building inclusive and result-driven cultures. Patricia spent a decade as an executive leader and professional facilitator in the public and nonprofit sectors, and has done private-sector organization development consulting in the United States and abroad.  Additionally, she taught leadership and social movements as an adjunct professor at American University.  As a life-long learner herself, Patricia has spent many years examining racial, gender and LGBT identity development—with a particular focus on how cultural identity awareness can positively impact personal and organizational success.  She holds a bachelor’s degree from Lafayette College and a master’s degree in organization development from American University.

In Her Own Words

What do you do (in 5 words or fewer)?
Justice through love and struggle.

What gives you hope?
Young people in leadership

What is your dream travel destination?
Open beaches, soft rolling waves, family, and my surfboard.

Tell me about the happiest you’ve ever been.
Right now as I prepare to receive my first child

What’s the best advice you ever got?
Human-beings are communal being, we are meant to work together

If you could have one magic item what would it be?
Teleporter to reach my friends and family at a moments notice.

What’s the one thing in your life that’s really important to you but you never quite get to?
Being a professional athlete.

What would you put on a billboard?