Tawny Saez

Practice Lead, Cultural Insights
The Harris Poll

As a trained anthropologist, Tawny specializes in studying social trends and behavior to bring cutting edge content and thought leadership to better connect corporations with the evolving needs of their constituents. At Harris, Tawny bridges the two worlds of insights and corporate strategy to build future facing policies, stronger workplace cultures and more desirable brands. Prior to working at Harris, Tawny worked at Ashoka, the largest organization identifying and supporting the world’s leading social entrepreneurs. At Ashoka, Tawny helped grow network of international entrepreneurs working in social finance and fine tune their engagement strategies across new stakeholders and cultural audiences. She also helped execute research behind the "Engaging Investors on the Power of Impact Investing" report in collaboration with The Rockefeller Foundation as well as the global event series held in Sao Paulo, Johannesburg, and Jakarta. Tawny also led an ethnographic research study on purpose in the workplace to inform future clients on the power of human value creation while working for Lead the Difference, a research based consulting firm. Tawny is a co-author and editor of "The Role of Individual Purpose in the Workplace: A Link to Engagement and Performance," 2013 white paper report, and research contributor for the book, "Purpose Drives Performance." Knotted Road Press, 2015. Tawny graduated magna cum laude from the University of New Hampshire with BA in Anthropology and International Affairs, completing a Senior Honors Anthropology Thesis on the socioeconomic impact of ecotourism in the Brazilian Amazon. Outside of work, Tawny is a street art journalist, cultivating stories of street artists who are creating public art to advocate for positive social change, and also is a contributor for Global Street Art.



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