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About Samaya

Samaya taps into the valuable potential that exists when companies connect to successful women business owners. With unique access to founders, presidents and CEOs, and an insightful, results-driven, customized approach, Samaya creates award-winning programs that support your strategic goals. We are at the center of an influential network that includes some of the most successful women-led companies in the world.

Samaya is a Buddhist term for the relationship between the student and the teacher. For brands and individual business leaders to embrace both roles is essential in creating the kind of impactful back-and-forth that leads to growth, change, and profits.

To successfully set up situations that facilitate an exchange of ideas and learning, Stephanie leverages her background in higher education and curriculum development to create meaningful objectives and a thoughtful plan to reach them.


Stephanie Goodell

Stephanie Goodell

Founder & Principal

Samaya founder Stephanie Goodell is a strategic consultant whose passion is achieving gender parity and supporting organizational growth through diversity and inclusion. She is a dot connector, an optimist, and a keen facilitator of conversations and relationships. Philosophically and practically committed to experiential learning, collaboration and thought leadership, her work in global, corporate, higher education and non-profit settings has earned her a reputation for creativity, business acumen, and big-picture insights. Stephanie is a sought-after speaker, trainer, and facilitator. She is a certified facilitator for Take The Lead's core training- 9 Leadership Power Tools to Advance Your Career. Her company, Samaya Consulting, was recognized as one of the 2017 Most Disruptive Women-led Companies to Work For by Ivy Exec, and Stephanie was selected for the prestigious Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses program in 2015. Recently, Stephanie has recently joined IBIS Consulting Group full-time to focus on helping corporations and higher education institutions instill sustainable diversity initiatives in the workplace.

One of Stephanie’s long-term goals is to open a leadership training school for girls in the Indian Himalayas. She recently made her first angel investment in a woman-led social venture as a result of completing the Pipeline Angels investing boot camp. In November of 2015, Stephanie was named to the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship, New England Board of Advisors.

“The event was a smash hit with more than twice the coverage over last year. ...The DWEN group was quite impressed.”

— Steve Felice

President and Chief Commercial Officer, Dell (former)


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