Avery Blank strategizes with individuals and organizations worldwide to help them attain their business, leadership, career, and policy goals. Bloomberg Law, Stanford Law, the National Association of Women Lawyers, and the Maryland Daily Record have recognized Blank for her work in strategy, women’s leadership, and policy.
She has worked in the public sector at all levels of government including experience at the Executive Office of the President of the United States, the private sector at Johnson & Johnson, and non-profit consulting with the University of Maryland Center for Health & Homeland Security.
Blank’s writing has appeared in journals and publications, including The Washington Post, Forbes, TIME, Fortune, Fast Company, LeanIn.Org, and Levo League. She speaks on many issues, including women’s leadership and equality, business impact, millennial engagement, strategic positioning and thought leadership, career advancement, social media presence and influence, gender policy, and political engagement. Blank has spoken at the U.S. Department of State, Oxford University's Power Shift Forum, Campbell Soup Co., and Women in Strategy; for the American Bar Association and Harvard Law School; and trained women lawyers and law students at the Ms. JD Conference.
She is a Board Member with the American Bar Association’s Legal Career Central and a member of the Editorial Board of the Public Lawyer. Blank sits on the Advisory Council with The Wilson Center’s Women in Public Service Project and is a Tribeca Disruptor Innovation Fellow.
Blank graduated as a Rose Zetzer Fellow with a J.D. from the University of Maryland School of Law and holds a B.A. in English and Spanish from Colgate University.
Areas of expertise include: Women, Diversity, Millennials, Careers, Policy, Advocacy, Leadership, Strategy, Organizational Resilience, Strategic Alliances, Entrepreneurism, Innovation, Impact, Politics
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How to Save Face After a Major Screw-up
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American Bar Association [June 2013]
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Ashgate Publishing [January 2013]
Managing Security Issues of Electronic Voting to Protect the Resiliency of the Electoral Process
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Letter to the Editor, Rush Limbaugh's Provocative Language
Washington post [March 2012]
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Baltimore Sun [March 2010]
How Hispanics in the U.S. Fare Under the Privatization of Social Security
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Your Voice Is Bigger Than Your Vote (Use It, Like Taylor Swift)
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How To Get On A Board By 30
Forbes [June 1, 2016]
Jolt Your Corporate Board With A Millennial Like Starbucks
Forbes [May 24, 2016]
How To Negotiate When You're At A Disadvantage
Fast Company [November 14, 2016]
What to Do If Your Boss Is a Narcissistic Bully
MONEY [September 1, 2016]
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American Marketing Association [July 20, 2016]
#MeToo shone at the Grammys and Davos, but was it just lip service?
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