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Dr. Madelyn Blair selected as Empowered Woman of the Year by the International Association of Top Professionals (IAOTP)

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Dr. Madelyn Blair, Speaker, Moderator, Author, Business Leader, and Executive Coach, recognized as an authority in resilient leadership, management and the power of story, a Faculty Member at Columbia University known for bringing her students to higher levels of performance, and Contributor to Psychology Today, was selected for the Empowered Woman of the Year Award for 2020 by the International Association of Top Professionals (IAOTP). Her exemplary role as a female business professional in a male dominated industry displays her influence, integrity and capability. 

While inclusion with the International Association of Top Professionals is an honor in itself, only a few women are chosen for this distinction based on their years of experience, professional accomplishments, academic achievements, leadership abilities and contributions to their communities. With innovation and compassion, these women empower others to reach their goals, while creating change for future generations. 

Dr. Blair is being recognized for having over 40 years of professional experience as a skilled and credible Speaker, Author and Executive Advisor. Dr. Blair earned her Masters of Business Administration from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania and her Ph.D. in Organizational Psychology from Tilburg University in The Netherlands. Her profound knowledge in her field has afforded her a wide range of clientele including NASA, Merck, The European Development Bank, ARMA International, The State Department, Brookings Institute, the Cincinnati Regional Chamber, Islamic Development Bank, NIH, and PwC.

The President of IAOTP, Stephanie Cirami, stated, “Choosing Dr. Blair for this award was an easy decision for our panel to make. She provides visionary leadership in a male dominated industry. Dr. Blair is a revolutionary thinker, her insight and collaboration skills are just what we seek in our Empowered Women Award recipients.”

Working alongside both large and small organizations, in 1988 Dr. Blair founded Pelerei, a boutique consulting firm which specializes in resilience, knowledge management, narrative intelligence, storytelling and gender including authoring landmark analyses of gender issues in international organizations. She was a Division Chief for the World Bank, Founding Member of Goldenfleece International Story Network, chaired the annual Goldenfleece International Conference on the Use of Story, and Creator of the Riding the Current Program. She created the Information Flow Analysis methodology and the communication process called, Essays in Two Voices, being used on four continents. Her areas of expertise include but are not limited to: Management Coach, Knowledge Retention, Conflict Resolution, Corporate Knowledge Strategy, Executive Coaching, Innovation, Story Telling, and Evaluation. Dr. Blair focuses her work in the emerging field of Resilient Leadership, exploring how individuals, managers and senior leaders can increase their agility in the face of our volatile and uncertain world. 

Dr. Blair has been recognized worldwide for her commitment to empowerment of others. For 2019, she was featured in TIP (Top Industry Professionals) Magazine and was selected as Top Resilient Leader of the Year by the International Association of Top Professionals (IAOTP). She was named 1997 Pronet’s Woman of the Year. She is an Associate of the Taos Institute.Dr. Blair has also been featured on CUTV News, Empire Radio Now, Your Source TV with Sharon Savoy, and the Donna Drake Show. She has been a keynote speaker at numerous events. 

Being a sought-after presenter and speaker,Dr. Blair has conducted numerous workshops and has written several books including Riding the Current, and she is a contributor to many others such as Smarter Innovation and Let’s Get it Right. Her methods have been featured in numerous books on management. She also writes a blog entitled Resilient Leadership for Psychology Today. 

In the future Dr. Blair hopes to empower women by continuing her writing on resilience by translating her individual practices to how they are used in organizations, by offering workshops on enhancing resilience, and by increasing her pro bono coaching for young women. 

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The International Association of Top Professionals (IAOTP) is an international boutique networking organization who handpicks the world’s finest, most prestigious top professionals from different industries.  These top professionals are given an opportunity to collaborate, share their ideas, be keynote speakers and to help influence others in their fields. This organization is not a membership that anyone can join. You have to be asked by the President or be nominated by a distinguished honorary member after a brief interview. 

IAOTP's experts have given thousands of top prestigious professionals around the world, the recognition and credibility that they deserve and have helped in building their branding empires.  IAOTP prides itself to be a one of a kind boutique networking organization that hand picks only the best of the best and creates a networking platform that connects and brings these top professionals to one place.

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