Anita Ward is an Applied Cultural Anthropologist whose PhD and career have been dedicated to culture, purpose, and the growth and transformation of organizations.
Considered a corporate shaman, Anita has led organizations and change initiatives in JPM Chase, American General, Occidental Petroleum, and the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health. She currently serves as CDO leading the US growth and business development of the UK-based fintech, Salary Finance, which partners with employers to help millions of working Americans achieve financial happiness and wellbeing, Named among the Top 100 Fintech Influencers for Sustainable Development Goals, she has been recognized as a leader who is leveraging the power of technology to create a positive impact on the future.
Anita hosts a podcast entitled, Working on Wellbeing, with an episodic series, People On Purpose, in which she shares the untold stories of leaders, wellbeing, and the challenges people face to authentically lead with purpose. Her work has been featured in Real Change Leaders, Leading Outside the Lines, Fast Company, Computerworld, CIO Magazine, and Forbes ASAP.
Anita's purpose is to champion people, inclusion, and empathy as centric to every organization, initiative and conversation.