Dr. Yasmin Davidds is a visionary – pioneering the intersections of psychology and business to make the world a better place for everyone.


Dr. Yasmin Davidds is an innovative visionary who empowers and mobilizes communities to take action and improve the quality of life for themselves and those they love. She does this by focusing on the empowerment and development of women in corporations, nonprofit and government agencies and women entrepreneurs. Her “inside-out” philosophy and approach derives from her belief that a person’s ability to sustainably grow a team, business unit or organization is directly aligned with their level of self-awareness and emotional intelligence. And that a team, business unit or organization’s growth is directly dependent on the growth level of their leader, etc.

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  • 2019 – NAWBO LA Leadership Award Honoree for our 33rd Annual Leadership and Legacy Awards
  • 2018 – Entrepreneur of the Year, National Latina Business Owners Association, Los Angeles, CA
  • 2018 – Chairman’s Award, California Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Los Angeles, CA
  • 2016 – Woman of the Year Award, Granted by Los Angeles Sparks – Women National Basketball Association, CA
  • 2016 – Ray of HOPE Award, Granted by Hispanas Organized for Political Equality (HOPE), Los Angeles, CA
  • 2016 – Dream Achiever Award, Granted by State Farm Insurance, Los Angeles, CA
  • 2015 – Women’s Elevation Award, Granted by Pepperdine University, Graduate School of Education and Psychology
  • 2015 – Latina of Influence Award, Granted by Hispanic Lifestyles, Los Angeles, CA
  • 2014 – Women in Business Award, Granted by State Senator Jack Scott and Assembly Member Carol Liu
  • 2014 – Entrepreneur of the Year Award, granted by California Latino Business Association
  • 2013 – Latino Community Spirit Award granted by the California State Senate and California State Assembly, Latino Caucus
  • 2012 – Commendation for the Empowerment of Latinas in California, granted by California Lieutenant Governor
  • 2011 – Latino Community Spirit Award, granted by the California State Senate and California State Assembly
  • 2011 – Congressional Recognition for Legacy of Excellence, granted by Congresswoman Grace Napolitano, U.S. Congress
  • 2010 – Congressional Recognition for Outstanding Leadership and Community Contributions, granted by Congressman Adam Schiff, U.S. Congress
  • 2009 – California State Senate Recognition, granted by State Senator Martha Escutia
  • 2007 – Resolution of Commendation for the Empowerment and Betterment of Communities, granted by State Senator Martha Escutia
  • 2006 – HOPE President Award, granted by Hispanas Organized for Political Equality
  • 2005 – Award of Excellence in Educational Empowerment, granted by Los Angeles County of Education


Dr. Yasmin Davidds is an entrepreneur, organizational psychologist, and CEO of the Dr. Yasmin Davidds Leadership Institute and Multicultural Women Executive Leadership Foundation, organizations dedicated to the teaching, instruction, and development of leadership competencies primarily focused on women in professional, corporate and entrepreneur settings. Dr. Davidds’ commitment to the empowerment and development of all women leaders has brought her recognition and acclaim from the U.S. Congress, the California State Senate, and the California State Assembly. She has been recognized and highlighted as one of the top Leading Latinas by Hispanic Magazine and as one of the most influential Latinas in “The Book of Latina Women.”

As one of the top leading female negotiation experts in the U.S. and Latin America, Dr. Davidds has trained and consulted thousands of corporate leaders in over 200 blue-chip companies throughout 22 countries in the art and skill of negotiation. Her clients have ranged from senior judges to tribal leaders, from unionized prison guards to accountants, and from public officials to diplomatic trainees. Her practical experience includes a wide range of public and private sector efforts in Brazil, Columbia, Argentina, England, France, Spain, South Africa, and the U.S. She has helped lead intervention and assistance programs to disputing parties and has advised corporate, non-profit, and governmental teams on how to prepare for important negotiations. Dr. Davidds fourth best-selling book, YOUR OWN TERMS: A Women’s Guide To Taking Charge Of Any Negotiation is the core curriculum for the University of California San Diego’s Rady School of Management Executive Education Women’s Leadership and Negotiation Certificate Program.

Dr. Davidds Executive, Entrepreneur, and Millennial programs have impacted and transformed the lives and careers of over 5,000 professional women worldwide. A graduate of the University of Southern California (USC) with a degree in business entrepreneurship, Dr. Davidds went on to receive her master’s degree in women studies and her doctorate degree in organizational psychology. In 2013, she developed and launched the first Multicultural Women Executive Leadership Program in partnership with the USC Marshall School of Business.

In further pursuit of Dr. Davidds’ mission to elevate women’s lives all over the world, in 2019 she announced the launch of the Global Leadership Retreats for 2021.

Additionally, Dr. Davidds is a certified Emotional Intelligence practitioner.