Patricia Jahoda Stahl, Ed.M.

Research Scientist

Patricia Jahoda Stahl was the Co-Director of Bringing Yourself to Work (BYTW) at the Wellesley Centers for Women until 2008, an innovative training program and book that stressed the importance of emotional intelligence, diversity and self-awareness when working in a care-giving environment. BYTW provided training nationally to after-school, school, early childhood and youth program staff. Additionally, Patricia provided training and keynote speeches at many national conferences.

Patricia has over 25 years experience in training, consulting, and developing innovative educational initiatives for children, adolescents and care providers. She holds a Master’s of Education from Harvard Graduate School of Education. In addition to her work at the Wellesley Centers for Women, Patricia founded Strategic Philanthropy, a consulting practice in which she assists organizations and foundations in identifying and planning their philanthropic programs.

Patricia has been the technical and program consultant for the Girls Action Initiative, a project with the Paul and Phyllis Fireman Charitable Foundation that funded 12 Massachusetts girls’ programs for three years. She also served as the Director of Adolescent Programs at the Boston Children's Museum, during which time she created a vocational development program that offered interactive work opportunities for adolescents in a museum setting.

Patricia’s publications include Bringing Yourself to Work: A guide to Successful Staff Development in After School Programs, 2003; Learning From Girls Action: Building Strengths and Saving Self-Esteem in Early Adolescence, 2000; and Growing Together: A Mutual Exchange, 1996.