Our Team

Yaro Fong-Olivares


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Meet Yaro. Yaro brings a passion for innovation and sustainability in the areas of transformational leadership, team effectiveness, diversity, inclusion, and organizational development and change.

She’s got a lot of experience. Yaro has over 14 years of progressive experience in nonprofit management, leadership training, and wellness coaching, including strategy and organizational development, change management, sustainability and innovation. She has spent time working on leadership development for women of color and underrepresented leaders, such as emerging leaders, LGBTQI leaders, women, and gender nonconforming people. She has a B.A. in Sociology from Barnard College, Columbia University, and an M.S. in Organizational Change Management at The New School. She has spent time volunteering at San Francisco Women Against Rape and currently gives her time to Mijente and Standing in Our Power. She is also a member of The New York Center for The Study of Groups, Organizations and Systems.

We bet you didn’t know. Yaro is involved in Group Relations work. What is Group Relations, you ask? It is the psychoanalytic study of the unconscious mind of groups.  

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