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Judy Tso  

Social Scientist; Specializes in Diversity

Judy Tso is one of the leading Social Scientists offering an array of diversity consulting services that blends business, anthropology and creativity to help individuals and organizations be more enlightened, productive, and successful.

One of only a few Asians in her hometown in Kentucky, Judy has spent a lifetime dedicated to understanding the challenges that a diverse world presents. She channels that knowledge into experiential, entertaining and practical approaches to facilitating organizational change.

For the past fifteen years, Judy has advised corporations, government, foundations and non-profit organizations such as Procter & Gamble, BIC, Gillette, USDA, FDIC, Barr Foundation, Emerson College and Mass Council on Compulsive Gambling.

Prior to launching her consulting practice, Judy worked in product development at Baltimore Gas & Electric evaluating new ideas and improving the "fuzzy" front end product development process. Earlier, she was a consultant, facilitator and Creativity Director at Innovation Focus, a product development firm that specializes in idea generation sessions.

Judy is a past board member of the National Association for the Practice of Anthropology and the American Anthropological Association. She is a member of the National Speakers Association and co-founded the Sticky Rice Project: Uniting Asian Americans Through Anti-Racist Education.

Judy has written and performed two performance pieces on Asian American identity and received a 2002 Boston Artist Fellowship for her piece, Bobby Pins Up Your Nose, Asian American Women Speak Out About Body Image. She was a recipient of a 2005 Drylongso Award from Community Change and was also an Adjunct Professor of Anthropology at UMASS Boston.

Judy has appeared in the New York Times, the Mercury News, and Worthwhile Magazine. She has been on television on Boston's Asian Focus and has been a guest of Voice of America's Youth & Campus show. She has written for such publications as the Design Management Journal, Women's Business Boston, Practicing Anthropology, Sampan, and The Brown Papers.

Judy holds a B.S. in Economics from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and a Master of Applied Anthropology (MAA) from the University of Maryland, College Park. She also received coaching training from the Coaches Training Institute and the Center for Right Relationship.


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