Selena Rezvani

Selena Rezvani is a recognized author, speaker, and consultant on women and leadership. She runs NextGenWomen, LLC, a training firm whose goal is to prepare women for top leadership positions and to help companies position an inclusive workplace as a competitive advantage.


Rezvani established her firm while writing her debut book, The Next Generation of Women Leaders: What You Need to Lead but Won’t Learn in Business School (Praeger, 2009), and after identifying the need for Generation X and Y women to be seen as a viable talent pool and leadership pipeline. Her newest book, Pushback: How Smart Women Ask — and Stand Up — for What They Want (Jossey-Bass, 2012) focuses on the unmatched power of negotiation skills in women’s career advancement and was recognized with an Axiom Business Book Award in 2013.


Her experience and success in the women and leadership arena make Rezvani a frequent resource for news media and an in-demand business speaker. She has been quoted, interviewed, and profiled by The LA Times, Marie Claire, The Wall Street Journal,, Forbes, Jezebel, NBC television, and ABC television. She is a former commentator on NPR’s nationally syndicated The 51% Perspective and blogger for  In addition, Rezvani writes a much talked about column on women and leadership for The Washington Post, for which she won the coveted Jane Cunningham Croly Award for Excellence in Journalism Covering Issues of Concern to Women in 2012.


Rezvani’s professional speaking credits include the following organizations, among many others: SAP, eBay, UBS, Harvard University, The Clinton Foundation, Comcast, Accenture, Johnson & Johnson, Princeton University, and the Forte Foundation Conference.


Selena received her Bachelor of Science and Master of Social Work degrees from New York University, and has an MBA from Johns Hopkins, where she received the Edward Stegman CPA Memorial Award for Academic Excellence.