Dr. Yasmene Mumby is a sustainable leadership advisor and writer.
Purpose-driven teams invite Dr. Mumby and her firm, The Ringgold, to consult and collaborate on their strategic communications, equity, and research initiatives.
She weaves in her technique, The Easeful Leader: The Method For Sustainable Leadership Skills For Long-Term Career Success, and combines her background in academia and wellness to coach ambitious high-level executives, leaders, and business owners. She guides chiefs, directors, and managers to move away from burn out and exhaustion towards sustainable leadership for themselves and the teams they lead.
She’s worked with some of the most impactful organizations in the country and world including, the ACLU, The International Rescue Committee, Harvard Radcliffe Institute, Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, National Audubon Society, Faith in Action, and Working Families Party.
Her work and commentary on leadership and wellbeing have appeared in various publications including Fortune, Essence, Black Enterprise, Yahoo Finance, and Poosh.
Yasmene began her career as a middle school teacher turned community organizer where she led numerous organizing and advocacy victories with over 3,000 parent, teacher, and student leaders, from securing filtered lead-free water for students to organizing teachers in an unprecedented contract negotiation to stopping $150 million in operational budget cuts to securing up to $1 billion to rebuild schools.
A graduate of the McDonogh School, Yasmene earned her Bachelor’s in International Studies and Master’s in Teaching from The Johns Hopkins University, along with a JD from University of Maryland School of Law and a Doctorate in Education Leadership from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Besides that, she’s also completed over 1500 hours of training in vinyasa, meditation, yin, and prenatal yoga and teaches with HealHaus and Ompractice.
She lives with her husband and their son, splitting their time between their cozy cabin in the woods and home in the city. In her free time, she enjoys practicing yoga, slow living, and spending time in nature.