Maura Bairley

Maura Bairley, MA, (she/they) is a founding partner of co-LAB, a women of color consulting collective. Her approach to transformative leadership and organizational development is rooted in her 30-year commitment to racial and gender justice. She supports and challenges leaders to clarify purpose and vision, align values and practice, and create organizations that are liberatory, sustainable and adaptive.

Maura is a Core Faculty member with Move to End Violence, a project of the NoVo Foundation, where she leads a team of transformational coaches and consultants to support leadership and organizational development. Maura is a strategic partner and advisor with numerous philanthropic capacity building and organizational strengthening projects; her work focuses on change, complexity and collaboration across differences.

Maura holds a Masters Degree in Social-Organizational Psychology from Teachers College at Columbia University, where she completed doctoral coursework and served as an adjunct faculty member. Her research interests as a scholar-practitioner include social identity and leadership development, group dynamics, and organization change.

A San Francisco native, Maura recently returned to the Bay after 30 years in New York City. She is delighted to be back in The Mission with three generations of her multiracial family under one roof. Look for her in the backyard tending her pollinator garden, on her yoga mat, scuba diving, or curled up in a hammock re-reading a favorite book.