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Visionary leadership that is powered by a belief in life long learning, kindness and justice.


At the dawn of the fourth industrial revolution we are at a crossroads for the world's economic, ecological and social systems.  We are shifting from a world order based on common values to a “multiconceptual” world shaped by competing narratives seeking to create a new global architecture.  Against a backdrop of advanced technologies from the physical, digital and biological worlds that combine to create innovations at a speed and scale unparalleled in human history, it is the ingenuity, experimentation, empathy and wisdom of a new generation of design leaders who are striving to create inventions that make the world work, for 100% of humanity, in the shortest possible time, through spontaneous cooperation, without ecological offense or the disadvantage of anyone.

-Joanna Peña-Bickley

Published Thought Leadership & Activism

Experience & Product Design

Artificial Intelligence + The Internet of Things (Ai+IoT)

Design and Creativity with Data

Gender Equality & Economic Empowerment

  • From Privlegde to Progress: Acting with conviction
  • Radical Collaborations for Equality @ WNORTH Conference 2018
  • The Female Industrialists @ WNORTH Conference 2015
  • Women in Design @ Advertising Week
  • Power Woman of New York @ The Wrap’s Power Women Breakfast
  • Female Execs Decry Gender Bias in Business: There Is Value Being Left on the Table
  • The Power of Diversity: Lessons Learned from Corporate America @ Woman In The Military: Women’s Mentorship Network 2nd Annual National Symposium
  • Women in S.T.E.A.M.D. Careers @ Gaia Women Lead
  • Making Magic with Ai @ Lesbians Who Tech

  LatinX Feminism & Women Of Color

  • Intersectionality: Shalom Amiga (From empathy to action)
  • From Priveledge To Progress:  Allies #ShowUp & Trade Privledge for Progress
  • Pay Equality: Intersectional Solutions
  • Design History: From the Maya to the Modernists
  • Mi Gente: Celebrating My Sephardic Jewsish Roots
  • Mi Tierra: Environmental activism & farming of the future
  • A Union That Changed History: Farm, Domestic Workers + Civil Rights.
  • Sí, se puede: Dolores Huerta & Organizing Movements
  • System Designers: Aztec Math, Design and Technology
  • Designing Success: Coding out of poverty

Environment, Climate Change & OS Earth



Speaking Engagments


 Joanna routinely to speaks and keynotes at conferences, corporations, non-profits, educational and professional organizations. Her subject matter expertise is customized to meet the needs of each audience. 

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Talk: Making Magic with Ai

Ai is the tool of the modern magician. At the nascent stages of the another industrial and social revolution, magic + math, multiplied by design makes what is invariable hard — seem remarkably easy.

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Begin the week with a health dose of inspiration, exploration. #5Things is a springboard for creativity, invention and thinking big. Join the optimistic intersection of design, tech and modern life on spaceship earth. 

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