Expert, Conflict Resolution and Negotiation,
Stanford Law School
Megan Karsh founded The (em) Collective, a training and coaching venture focused on developing underrepresented leaders and transforming organizational culture. She trains tech companies like Google and Slack, advises equity initiatives in the entertainment industry, and coaches leaders across all industries and career stages. Megan developed The (em) Co's approach while directing and scaling organizations challenging conflict environments like Iraq, Afghanistan, and Mali, and blends expertise in systems design, psychology, and law. Megan has been interviewed by Forbes, The Modern Guide to Equality, and Women of Silicon Valley about transforming power dynamics, gender equity, and conflict resolution.
In addition to The (em) Co, Megan teaches at Stanford Law and consults for the United Nations, where she advises the Women’s Advisory Board to the Syrian peace process, the Mali Armed Forces, and leaders in the Libyan peace process. She is an expert consultant to Forest Whitaker's Peace and Development Initiative and is on the US Fulbright Specialist Roster as an expert in conflict resolution and systems design. Despite the sometimes-heartbreaking content of her work, Megan believes that work can and should be fun. In fact, her war-affected colleagues taught her much of what she knows about resilience, innovation, and joy. Lifelong meditation and yoga practices also help her keep her cool.