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Dr. Carrie Arnold

Carrie Arnold received her PhD in Human and Organization Development in 2017.  She is the Principal Coach and Consultant for The Willow Group, located in Denver, Colorado.  She is an Institute for Social Innovation Fellow, and her research focuses on the voice of female executives.  Dr. Arnold speaks to audiences across the country on what it means to be a silenced female leader and ways to heal from the phenomenon and leverage a voice with currency.

Kipnes Fund Project and Final Report

Dr. Arnold’s research project compared the experiences of female leaders in different public and private sector industries whose voices have been silenced within their organizations. Findings are being used for coaching and related leadership development efforts that will retain and strengthen women leaders and the organizations in which they work.

Dr. Arnold has written a book based on this research, Silenced and sidelined: How women leaders find their voices and break barriers, to be published in June 2020 by Rowman and Littlefield. Additional publications supported by the Kipnes award include the following:

Arnold, C. (2019). The currency of voice. In K. Rogers & M. Snowden (Eds.), The Fielding scholar practitioner: Voices from 45 years of Fielding Graduate University (pp. 43-49). Santa Barbara, CA: Fielding University Press.

Arnold, C. (2019, July 18). The silenced female leader. Coaching World. Retrieved from

In 2019 Dr. Arnold had 4 professional speaking engagements on her topic of silencing. Three were with prominent law firms and one was at a hospital system.

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