Assistant Professor, Director, Center for Gender In Organizations, Simmons College School of Management
Patricia Deyton has more than 30 years of experience at the highest executive levels in the nonprofit sector, most recently as the executive director of the Council of Women World Leaders and the International Assembly of Women Ministers at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. As part of her role as assistant professor and director, Center for Gender in Organizations at the Simmons School of Management, Deyton teaches "Leading and Managing Effective Nonprofit Organizations."
Prior to her work at Simmons and with the Council and Assembly, she was CEO of the American Red Cross of Massachusetts Bay, based in Boston. An advocate of civic engagement, Deyton has served on numerous boards and commissions in the nonprofit and public sectors and is currently a board member with five organizations.
She currently teaches the "Nonprofit Organizations" course at the Harvard Extension School, along with a course in "Gender, Leadership and Management." Deyton was cited as distinguished faculty by the Radcliffe Graduate Seminars at Harvard, where she began her teaching career. In addition to teaching, Deyton provides seminars and talks on the nonprofit sector, the role of women in leadership, and related topics.
Deyton is also a consultant to the nonprofit sector, specializing in strategic planning, board development, and executive coaching. She co-founded the highly successful Forum for Women Leaders of Nonprofit Organizations. She is continuing her relationship with the Council as the Senior Program Consultant.