Jodi-Ann Burey

Expert on authenticity in the workplace.


Thinkers50 Radar Class of 2023. 


Shortlisted for the 2023 Thinkers50 Radar Award. 


Introduced Vice President Kamala Harris during her 2020 campaign.


Whether she’s interrogating authenticity at work or exploring systemic bias as the root of imposter syndrome, Burey’s critical lens focuses on how things came to be by examining the systems of oppression that construct the choices we make and how we see the world. Working at the intersections of race, culture and health, Burey draws from education, global health, entrepreneurship and other disciplines – with communities of colour at the centre.

Burey leads conversations with prominent community and business leaders with a goal to not just share ideas, but also leverage the power we already have to address inequities all around us. For her, this is where disruption happens.


Born in Jamaica and raised in New York City, Burey is an alum of Boston College and the University of Michigan. During her recovery from a spinal tumour diagnosis, Burey created Black Cancer, a narrative podcast about identity, trauma and health inequities. She also serves as a founding co-chair of the Seattle Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Community of Practice. 


Authentic (forthcoming 2023); ‘End of Imposter Syndrome in the Workplaces’ (with Ruchika Tulshyan, Harvard Business Review, July 2021); ‘Stop Telling Women They Have Imposter Syndrome’ (with Ruchika Tulshyan, Harvard Business Review, February 2021); ‘Three Ways Structural Racism Could Be Hurting You at Work – and How to Navigate Them’ (The Muse, July 2020); ‘The Myth of Bringing Your Full Authentic Self to Work’ (TEDxSeattle, March 2020).


Media picks



Stop Telling Women They Have Imposter Syndrome


“Making a critical contribution to conversations about authenticity and diversity.”

Stuart Crainer & Des Dearlove, Thinkers50

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