Joanna Ware is a political educator, facilitator, and community organizer. As the Founder and Principal of Joanna Ware Consulting, Joanna works to facilitate bridge-building, deepen understanding and empathy across lines of difference, and transform organizational cultures in order to ensure our workplaces, communities, and movements are healthy, diverse, and thriving. Joanna has over 15 years of facilitation and education experience, with particular focuses in LGBTQ education and training, community organizing, diversity training, anti-sexism and anti-violence education, white anti-racism education and organizing, adaptive leadership, storytelling, and organizational change. For 7 years, she worked with Keshet toward the full inclusion & equality of LGBTQ people in Jewish life, including guiding Jewish institutions large and small through organizational change processes. Joanna worked and volunteered as a partner abuse and sexual violence prevention educator with The Network/La Red and BWR/YWCA of Central Massachusetts for 6 years. She is a community facilitator of Safe, Respectful Jewish Workplace trainings on behalf of Ta’amod and an Associate Trainer with Sepler & Associates.
Joanna has a dual degree in Gender Studies and Middle East Studies from Antioch College, a certificate in Facilitation from Georgetown University, a certificate in Adaptive Leadership from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, certificates in Supervision and Management from The Management Center and the Midwest Academy, and a certificate in Violence Prevention Education from Mentors in Violence Prevention. Originally from San Diego, Joanna now lives in Jamaica Plain with her spouse Diana.