Mia Scharphie

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Mia Scharphie is a career coach and strategist, and the founder of Build Yourself. She helps women in design, tech and innovation move from doing the work to setting the agenda. Her clients achieve results like moving into senior director roles, launching new, innovative programs, and achieving $25,000 raises. She aids women in moving past bias and making their industries and workplaces better places for women’s talent.

Mia has trained national industry groups like Women in Innovation, and the American Institute of Architects, and works with leadership and staff at global design and innovation companies such as Stantec, Gensler and HOK. She’s a former Harvard Innovation Lab resident, ran a research effort on women in social impact design for the Harvard Business School, and was named as one of Impact Design Hub’s Social Impact Design 40 under 40. She’s a graduate of Brown University and the Harvard Graduate School of Design.

Mia speaks and trains on career development topics, and trains leadership teams in design on how to reduce gender bias in their personal leadership and in their companies.

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