Handpicked Thought Leaders

Handpicked. Diverse. Very Engaging.

Experts that Match Your Needs, Not Ours.
The best learning experience comes from not just the best experts, but the right experts.

Since Smith Executive Education is a Women's Leadership Center, we are more than a business school; we are not beholden to one set of faculty. We have the flexibility to handpick the best women's leadership and global business experts from universities, corporations and consultancies, assuring that you are getting the most amazing learning experience possible.

Below is a representative sample of our esteemed faculty:


Kathleen Pearson

Kathy Pearson is President and Senior Partner of Enterprise Learning Solutions, a firm focused on executive development and learning across industries.  Dr. Pearson teaches on a variety of topics including The Enterprise Mindset, Stakeholder Management, and Operational Excellence. Dr. Pearson’s  experience includes working with senior leadership teams in the areas of strategic formulation, complex decision making under uncertainty, and strategic execution.

Brian Uzzi

Brian Uzzi is the Richard L. Thomas Distinguished Professor of Leadership at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. His award-winning and highly cited ideas examine the relationship between networks and outstanding human achievement. He has taught executives around the world, won eight teaching awards, and visited on the faculties of INSEAD in France, the University of Chicago and the University of California, Berkeley.

Tierona Low Dog

Dr. Low Dog is an internationally recognized expert in the fields of dietary supplements, herbal medicine, women's health and natural medicine. She is an inspirational teacher, speaker and author. She has been an invited speaker to more than 550 scientific/medical conferences, published 45 peer-reviewed articles, written 22 chapters for medical textbooks, and has recently authored three National Geographic books, Healthy at Home and Life is Your Best Medicine and co-authored the Guide to Medicinal Herbs. She serves on numerous editorial/advisory boards, and has appeared on E!, ABC’s 20/20, CNN, and is a frequent guest on the Dr. Oz show and NPR’s The People’s Pharmacy.