Intuition for Making Your Best Decisions Now with Therese Huston, Ph.D.

Therese Huston, Ph.D. is looking to change how we see women as decision-makers.

Is Intuition a Real Thing?  Tools for Making Your Best Decisions Now.

In this session, busy professionals will learn why groups that truly include women often make smarter decisions than groups of all men.   You’ll leave poised and energized to make better decisions in both your professional and your personal life.

What you will take away from this session:



  • When trusting your gut is the best way to go (and the science behind it)
  • When it pays to second guess your intuition and take the time do additional analysis
  • How diversity affects our intuitions
  • How women and men differ in the use of intuition
  • A survey to reveal your own preferred cognitive style for decision-making
  • How empathy can improve a group’s ability to solve problems
  • Strategies for clarifying what’s most important to you and a mindset for making life’s difficult decisions

About Therese Huston, Ph.D:

Therese Huston, Ph.D. is looking to change how we see women as decision-makers.  The New York Times calls her book, How Women Decide “required reading on Wall Street.”  Therese is a cognitive scientist at Seattle University, and she’s written for the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, Harvard Business Review and The Guardian, and her work has been featured on NPR.   This past October, Therese gave her first TEDx talk on what smart groups have in common.  Harvard University Press published Therese’s first book, Teaching What You Don’t Know, and that book won a Book of the Year Award in Education from Foreword Literary Reviews.

O! Oprah’s Magazine listed How Women Decide in their “21 Books for Your Summer Reading List” for 2016, and Forbes Magazine featured an interview with Therese earlier this year.

Therese received her B.A. from Carleton College, a B.S. and Ph.D. in Cognitive Psychology from Carnegie Mellon University, and a prestigious post-doctoral fellowship with the Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition at the University of Pittsburgh.  She founded the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning at Seattle University. When she’s not writing, she loves to travel, play with numbers, spend time with her husband and dog, and bake amazing gluten-free chocolate cake.