Therese Huston, Ph.D. is looking to change the conversation about women as decision-makers. The New York Times calls her book, How Women Decide: What’s True, What’s Not, and What Strategies Spark the Best Choices (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2016) “required reading on Wall Street.” Therese is a cognitive scientist at Seattle University, where she helps intelligent people make smart choices. She’s written for the New York Times, Harvard Business Review and The Guardian, and her work has been featured on NPR. Her first book, Teaching What You Don’t Know, was published by Harvard University Press and has made the common university practice of teaching outside one’s expertise a lot more manageable.
O! Oprah’s Magazine listed How Women Decide in their “21 Books for Your Summer Reading List” for 2016, and Forbes Magazine featured an interview with Therese.
Therese received her BA from Carleton College, a PhD in Cognitive Psychology from Carnegie Mellon University, and a prestigious post-doctoral fellowship with the Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition at the University of Pittsburgh. When she’s not writing, she loves to travel, play with numbers, spend time with her husband and dog, and bake amazing gluten-free chocolate cake.
Check out Therese’s TEDxStLouisWomen 2016 Talk below: