Assistant Dean of Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging, Harvard Graduate School of Design
Naisha Bradley serves as the Assistant Dean of Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging at Harvard’s Graduate School of Design. This inaugural position involves developing and implementing a school-wide strategy to increase diversity, deepen inclusion and advance a sense of belonging among students, staff and faculty. Bradley collaborates with faculty to expand and deepen discussions that value difference, partners with student groups committed to diversity and inclusion at the GSD and helps to identify policies and practices that would lead to creating a more supportive campus climate with an increase of hiring, promotion, and retention of a more diverse student body, faculty and staff. Bradley speaks globally about topics related to women’s advancement and diversity in leadership. In June 2017, she traveled to Brazil to speak to CEOs and business leaders at Marie Claire magazine’s Power Summit. There, she served as a keynote speaker for the summit highlighting strategies to create pipelines for women’s career advancement. Locally, Naisha has spoken at both Harvard University’s Committee for the Concerns of Women event series (2017) and served as the opening speaker for the Being The Boss conference at Hult International Business School (2018) where she shared her strategies for achieving success in the workplace. Moreover, she is a member of the Boston Women’s Leadership Council and participated in their Under 40 – and Taking Over The World panel (2017) where she highlighted the importance of diversity in leadership. In 2016, she was recognized as one of Boston’s 25 Emerging Leaders by Get Konnected, which aims to showcase minorities who are shaping the region across various fields. Bradley was highlighted among Boston’s most influential people of color. Later that year, she was named one of the 40 Under 40 top professionals identified by the Boston Business Journal for her positive impact on the Commonwealth of Massachusetts as a result of her community and professional work. Naisha graduated from Clark Atlanta University and earned a master degree in Gender and Cultural Studies from Simmons College. In May of 2018, she attained a second master’s degree in Public Administration and a certificate in Management, Leadership and Decision Sciences from Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government.