For more than 25 years, Mary Shapiro has served as an Organization Behavior faculty at Simmons College, teaching undergraduates, MBA students, and executives. She specializes in three areas: team building and leadership, influential communication across diverse stakeholders, and strategic career management.
Ms. Shapiro researches and publishes in the areas of women, their careers, their risk-taking, and their use of power. She co-authored two books on interviewing and career management, co-authored two books on career management with SOM colleague, Dr. Cynthia Ingols, Take Charge of Your Career (2005), and A Smart, Easy Guide to Interviewing (2003) which extend an understanding of interviewing and work strategies to include the nuances of gender and many dimensions of diversity. She also developed "The Communication Styles Diagnostic," an online tool that has been used by thousands of managers to improve their effectiveness with individuals and teams.
Throughout her career, Ms. Shapiro has consulted with Fortune 500 companies, private institutions, and non-profits, including organizations such as CVS Caremark, Harvard University, WebMD, and Liberty Mutual Insurance, to create vision, mission and strategic plans; launch teams with process infrastructure; and intervene in teams in crises. She works with numerous Boards of Directors, as a consultant guiding strategic planning efforts, and as a member of the Executive Committee of the Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts (GSEM). Ms. Shapiro received her M.B.A. and M.S. Economics from Wright State University, Dayton, Ohio.