Subha V. Barry

Subha V. Barry

Senior Vice President, Managing Director

Company: Working Mother Media
Role: Session Presenter Session: Engaging Men as Allies for #MeToo (S3-J)

Subha V. Barry is senior vice president and managing director of Working Mother Media. She oversees Working Mother magazine,, Diversity Best Practices (the leading corporate membership organization supporting diversity and inclusion), and the National Association for Female Executives (NAFE).

Subha’s career spans 30 years of experience in front-line business, operational, and leadership roles where she has built cohesive and productive teams to be agents of change. She has shown how strong and inclusive leadership can drive business results and profitability.

During her 21 years at Merrill Lynch, Subha was a wealth advisor, a branch manager, the leader of the Multicultural Business Development Group and global head of Diversity and Inclusion. At Freddie Mac, she was the senior vice president and chief diversity officer with oversight of Diversity and Inclusion, Supplier Diversity, Community Engagement, and the Freddie Mac Foundation.

She has taught gender policy at Columbia University and speaks passionately about the ability to drive innovation by embracing diversity and creating a culture of inclusion. She serves on a number of boards aligned with her passions—education, cancer research, and women and girls.

Subha has been married to her college sweetheart, Jim, for 32 years and has two adult children, Tara and Jay, along with a trifecta of Yorkies—Willy, Sophie, and Lucy.