Davia Temin is a highly experienced marketing, media and reputation strategist, crisis manager, and leadership and communications coach.
As President and CEO of Temin and Company, a boutique management consultancy she founded in 1997, she leads their practice focused on international crisis, reputation, and risk management, with a specialty in cybersecurity, sexual harassment, and securities-related crisis management. Temin and Company also works with clients to create brand-distinguishing thought leadership and best practices in governance and corporate leadership, as well as to promote women’s leadership, and provide socially responsible marketing, media and social media strategy and execution.
“When you have exhausted all possibilities, remember this, you haven’t.” — Thomas Edison
Davia serves as the spokesperson for major organizations during crisis, coaches numerous global CEOs, is a frequent and popular public speaker, and advises worldwide corporations on the strategic direction of their women’s councils. She runs and moderates popular CEO and corporate programs including, most recently, “How to Survive, Thrive and Add Value During Difficult Times,” “Visionary Leadership,” and “Crisis Games.” She has appeared as a guest on every major network in the US, and numerous local and national television shows around the world.
Prior to starting Temin and Company, Davia led Corporate Marketing (marketing and media strategy, crisis management, reputation management and coaching, advertising, corporate social responsibility, product and new product marketing and partnerships) for GE Capital; Schroders; Scudder, Stevens and Clark; Citicorp Investment Bank; and Columbia Business School. She created and was the Producer of the extremely successful entertainment industry conference “The Business of Entertainment: The Big Picture.”
An Honors graduate of Swarthmore College, she attended Columbia University for her Masters Degree. She is a member of the Board of Managers of Swarthmore College and has served as Chair of the College’s Long Range Planning Committee on Visibility and Leadership in Higher Education.
From 2005 to 2014, Davia served as the First Vice Chair of the Board of Trustees of The Girl Scouts of The United States of America, and the Chair of the Board Fund Development Committee — launching their $1 Billion Campaign on their 100th Anniversary, the largest fundraising campaign for girls in the world. In addition, she is Chair of the Board of the India-based Video Volunteers — which empowers marginalized communities to produce stories, take action, and devise solutions. Previously a founding Board Member and Corporate Council Member of The White House Project, and Chair of the Board of Women’s eNews and of The Women’s Counseling Project, she currently serves on the Boards or Advisory Boards of, among many others: ProPublica; The Knight-Bagehot Fellowship Program of Columbia Journalism School; The Committee for Economic Development; WomenCorporateDirectors; Harvard Kennedy School’s Women’s Leadership Board; and Predmore Holdings. She also serves as an advisor to Chinook.ai and Springboard.ai.
She is a member of The Economic Club; The National Association of Corporate Directors; WomenCorporateDirectors; The Belizean Grove; The Women’s Forum; and The Harvard Club.
Davia was named a 2018 Enterprising Woman of the Year by Enterprising Women magazine. In 2017 she was honored by the National Organization for Women, accepting their Woman of Power & Influence Award for her “extensive achievement advancing women’s leadership in business, government, and society through a broad array of professional and nonprofit work both in the U.S. and around the world.” She received the Lifetime Achievement Award from Trust Across America-Trust Around the World and for the fifth consecutive year was named a “Top Thought Leader in Trust.
In 2015, Davia was honored by the Girl Scouts of New York at their Gala Annual Dinner and presented with their highest award — the Pinnacle Award for Leadership — honoring her work as a business leader and role model for girls and women, within business and the greater communities. In 2014, Davia was chosen as a Delegate by the U.S. State Department to the Global Entrepreneurship Program.
She has also been honored as one of the “30 Outstanding Women” in the world by the National Council for Research on Women; and was named by the Girl Scouts of Greater New York as a Woman of Distinction as well as having served as their Gold Award Ceremony keynote speaker. Profiled in many business and leadership books — most recently Broad Influence: How Women Are Changing the Way America Works and Stiletto Network, as well as Wall Street Women, The Board Game, and Women on Board: Insider Secrets to Getting on a Board and Succeeding as a Director — she writes the “Reputation Matters” column for Forbes.com, is a contributor to Huffington Post and American Banker, and has written “Rebuilding Trust in the Financial Markets” for the book Trust, Inc.