Judy Shen-Filerman

judy-shen-filerman_headshot125xJudy Shen-Filerman

CEO & Leadership Sherpa — Dreambridge Partners

Judy Shen-Filerman is CEO and Leadership Sherpa of Dreambridge Partners, a cross-cultural leadership training and consulting firm, focused on galvanizing Best Self, Belonging and Collaboration as key drivers for organizational innovation and productivity. Judy’s mission is to catalyze leaders of all backgrounds to be their very best and to help organizations build a workplace ecosystem that allows all individuals to thrive.

Judy is passionate is to help “culture-crossers” (women, minorities and global professionals) express their Best Self to achieve their highest potential. She also engages with organizations to build workplace ecosystems that engage and inspire individuals of different backgrounds and cultures so everyone can be their Best Self at work. A cornerstone of Judy’s practice is her “Third Culture Leader” framework that recognizes Multiple Identities as being essential to cross-cultural professionals’ effectiveness, career growth and yearning for authenticity.

Judy’s impact is proven with a broad base of institutional clients such as McKinsey, Biogen, Fidelity Investments, and City Year. Judy is also a sought-after lecturer and coach at leading business schools around the country including Wharton, Tuck, and Harvard Business School. Whether facilitating cross-cultural leadership discussions at institutions or coaching individual leaders in demanding growth trajectories or lecturing on effective storytelling at US business schools, Judy brings her passion and authenticity to engage and empower others. She loves to write about leadership, career, and culture; and, has been featured in numerous professional and national publications.

An accomplished leader, Judy led innovative businesses at Procter & Gamble, Campbell Soup Asia, and Polaroid. As the youngest executive at Polaroid, leading a half-billion dollar product portfolio, Judy catapulted Polaroid into their first-ever e-commerce business.

A Harvard College and Harvard Business School graduate, Judy passionately leverages her experiential knowledge as a successful cross-cultural leader to galvanize individuals and organizations to achieve their dreams. Judy lives in the Boston area with her husband and two children.


Judy Shen-Filerman will be the opening Keynote Speaker at the inaugural Health & Life Sciences Conference taking place Thursday, March 22, from 12-6 PM. Sponsored by Color Magazine, The IXL Center, and Biogen.