Vanessa Loder

Vanessa Loder is an entrepreneur and former private equity investor and the co-founder of Mindfulness Based Achievement, the New MBA, a company that provides in-person and online educational tools to help high potential women leaders learn how to “Lean In” without burning out. She is the founder and CEO of Akoya Power, a company that supports women in leading more purposeful professional lives. Through meditation, visualization and coaching, Loder and her cofounder, Lisa Abramson, teach women how to quiet their minds, set boundaries without feeling guilty, let go of the pressure to be “perfect” and get more of what they want in life. Loder’s Tedx talk is titled, “How to Lean In Without Burning Out.” Her personal transformation, subsequent research and work has led to thousands of women finding more passion, success and love with greater ease. Loder earned an M.B.A. from Stanford University and a B.A. in economics from Columbia University where she graduated Phi Beta Kappa, Summa Cum Laude. [+]