Founder and CEO – CareerAgility® LLC
Julia Geisman, Founder and CEO of CareerAgility® LLC, has spent her career advocating for diversity, equity and inclusion. As a life-long entrepreneur, she has come face-to-face with the biases and the many variations of the limitations professional women and people of color continue to experience.
Julia believes inclusion is a business imperative which led to the founding of CareerAgility. The company systematically addresses the barriers that limit women and people from diverse backgrounds from having an equal voice and advancement opportunities. CareerAgility’s proprietary online LEAP Scorecard provides its clients with data regarding their success in creating an inclusive workplace that attracts and retains highly qualified individuals from all backgrounds.
Prior to starting CareerAgility, Julia founded Millennium Learning. She pioneered the use of technology for training delivery while working in the cable industry. As a result, she gained an international reputation in the industry which she leveraged (along with her 401K savings) to build a million-dollar business. The company designed, developed, and produced a wide variety of training programs for national and international clients. She cultivated long-term relationships with leading companies in industries such as telecommunications, financial services, technology, banking, and restaurant.
Julia has a deep sense of social justice which was cultivated at an early age while tutoring under-privileged school children in Newark, New Jersey. Her experiences as a woman in business coupled with observing the behavior of other women started her down the diversity and inclusion path.
Her areas of expertise include cross-gender communication, developing an inclusive mindset, women in leadership, women as change agents, managing gender and generational differences, emotional intelligence, team building, conflict management, negotiation skills, and career management. She coaches women, executives and senior leaders as well as conducts workshops nationally and internationally.
Geisman has a Masters degree in Organizational Management and Development and has been an adjunct professor at BU’s Questrom School of Business’s MBA program and Suffolk. University. She currently teaches managing and leading organizations at Wentworth Institute.