Subha Barry

President, Working Mother Media

Subha V. Barry is the President of Working Mother Media.

Subha oversees Working Mother magazine, WorkingMother.com, Diversity Best Practices (the leading corporate membership organization supporting diversity and inclusion), Culture@Work (an assessment and solutions-focused consulting organization), a Research Institute and the National Association for Female Executives (NAFE).

Her career spans 33 years, with experience in front-line business, and operational and leadership roles. She has a proven track record of building cohesive, productive teams to be agents of change, linking people leadership to business results, and leveraging opportunities to drive profitability.

Prior to Bonnier, Subha was Senior Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer at Freddie Mac, where she served on the firm’s management committee and had overall responsibility for the combined functions of diversity and inclusion, supplier diversity, community engagement, and the Freddie Mac Foundation.

Before that, Subha spent 20-plus years at Merrill Lynch, where she was a wealth adviser and branch manager before becoming Managing Director and Global Head of Diversity and Inclusion. While there, she created the Multicultural Business Development Group, which helped establish Merrill Lynch as the pre-eminent wealth-management firm among diverse and multicultural markets.

Subha was an adjunct professor at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs, where she taught gender policy. She serves on a number of boards aligned with her passions: education, cancer research, and women and girl’s advancement.

A native of India, Subha holds a B.A. from Bombay University and an M.B.A. and M.S. in accounting from Rice University.  She has two grown children, Tara and Jay, and lives in New Hope, Pennsylvania, with her husband (of 33 years), Jim.

Subha Barry

Senior Vice President, Managing Director Working Mother Media

Subha V. Barry is Senior Vice President, Managing Director of Working Mother Media.

Subha oversees Working Mother magazine, WorkingMother.com, Diversity Best Practices (the leading corporate membership organization supporting diversity and inclusion) and the National Association for Female Executives (NAFE).

Her career spans 30 years, with experience in front-line business, and operational and leadership roles. She has a proven track record of building cohesive, productive teams to be agents of change, linking people leadership to business results, and leveraging opportunities to drive profitability.

Prior to Bonnier, Subha was Senior Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer at Freddie Mac, where she served on the firm’s management committee and had overall responsibility for the combined functions of diversity and inclusion, supplier diversity, community engagement, and the Freddie Mac Foundation.

Before that, Subha spent 20-plus years at Merrill Lynch, where she was a wealth adviser and branch manager before becoming Managing Director and Global Head of Diversity and Inclusion. While there, she created the Multicultural Business Development Group, which helped establish Merrill Lynch as the pre-eminent wealth-management firm among diverse and multicultural markets.

Subha is an adjunct professor at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs, where she teaches gender policy. She serves on a number of boards aligned with her passions: education, cancer research, and women and girls.

A native of India, Subha holds a B.A. from Bombay University and an M.B.A. and M.S. in accounting from Rice University. She was named to the inaugural list of 2015 “100 Influential Leaders” by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. She has two grown children, Tara and Jay, and lives in Princeton, New Jersey, with her husband (of 30 years), Jim.