Amy Shapiro

Amy Shapiro

Director of Strategic Accounts

About Amy

Amy Shapiro is a Director of Strategic Accounts at Linkage, where she works with leaders within Fortune 500 companies to accelerate their development, with a strong focus on supporting women leaders’ advancement in their careers.

In her spare time, she is a member of the first female majority Select Board in the town of Winchester, MA; a Town Meeting member; President of the Eagles Mere Athletic Association, a nonprofit youth recreational program in Pennsylvania; and serves as a class fundraiser and alumni interviewer at Middlebury College. She lives with her husband, Josh, who is the Men’s Soccer Coach at Tufts University, her three kids, and puppy, Barkley.

Background and Experience

Prior to joining Linkage, Amy worked for New Balance, where she developed and enhanced partnerships with nonprofits including Susan G. Komen, Pan Mass Challenge, Boys & Girls Clubs of America, USO and Cycle for Survival. As a passionate advocate for children, she then decided to join the team at Boys & Girls Clubs of America, where she cultivated corporate partnerships to provide access to STEM education, social and emotional resiliency, physical fitness and college and career readiness for the over 4 million Club kids across the country. Immediately after graduate school, she also worked for ESPN on the Emmy award–winning show, Pardon the Interruption.

Education and Training

Amy earned a BA from Middlebury College and a Master of Science in Sport Management and Marketing from George Washington University.

Amy's Insights

What Goldman Sachs’s New Policy on Gender-Diverse Boards Means for the Future of Women in Business

Last week, Goldman Sachs CEO David Solomon announced that starting on July 1, they won’t take any company public unless it has at least one diverse board member, with a focus on gender diversity. This may seem like small step. But in the world of finance, this commitment to gender diversity–from one of the biggest banks on Wall Street–is a giant leap.

What Greta Thunberg Can Teach Us about Purposeful Leadership

Teen environmental activist Greta Thunberg is the talk of the world. At age 16, she’s showing us exactly what it means to lead with purpose.

How to Get Ahead of Employee Turnover (Hint: Don’t Wait for Exit Interviews!)

The negative impact of losing a strong employee is clear: Turnover can cost employers 33% of an employee’s annual salary, including hiring costs like fees to recruiters, advertising, interview expenses, signing bonuses, relocation costs, etc. And, when someone leaves an organization, it can be very disruptive for the teams they leave behind. Current employees take on that person’s work, spend time onboarding and training new employees–and there can be a loss of morale.

Workplace Burnout Is Very Real; Here’s How You Can Help Your Teams Avoid It

Workplace burnout isn’t an inevitable part of our lives or our careers, and when organizations and leaders make real commitments to creating positive cultures and engaged workforces, we can avoid this costly distraction.

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