heademilyEmily Barrosse is founder and CEO of Bold in Business, a coaching program that teaches women how to achieve bolder goals in business. As a leadership consultant, Emily has expertise in developing leaders, strategic planning, change management and cultural diversity. With a superb 30-year track record of executive success in leadership roles in the publishing industry, she has hands-on experience building businesses in competitive, fast changing industries.

As Vice President; Editor in Chief at McGraw-Hill, she transformed the sluggish culture into a competitive, hungry, growth-driven business. Fueled by explosive creativity, her division quadrupled pipeline productivity with innovative content for the future.

In 2017, Emily created Bold in Business, an online coaching and teaching program that empowers women to be stronger, bolder, and more successful in achieving professional success. She believes with the right mindset; every woman can confidently achieve bolder goals. From personal experience, she knows nothing drives change and improves confidence faster than taking action.

Emily has an undergraduate degree in communication from the University of Delaware. She lives outside of Washington, D.C.


AB headshot 2017“The Bold in Business course was such a great experience. From day one, Emily helped us visualize the ideal life we’d like to be living and identify what’s standing in our way. Then we got to work, learning strategies for confidence and practicing them in a safe environment with a group of smart, supportive women. We cheered each other on and gave each other permission to be bold. Every woman I know would benefit from taking this course, because they don’t teach us boldness in school!”

“I learned a lot of great strategies and tools to help me be more bold, and the community of women really learned from each other, pushed each other, and supported each other.”

-April Boland, Marketing Director


Adrienne“When I started with a new client who was a strong, well-known male business owner in DC, I made a few mistakes and oversights that were embarrassing. Instead of apologizing like a girl (“I’m so sorry I don’t know what happened!”) I apologized like a bold woman. “I apologize, I undercharged on the contract. Here’s what we agreed to.” Period. He replied when I showed him the correct figure, “This is fine with me.”Adrienne Hand, co- author of the business leadership book Make Way For Women



 “This course meets you where you are, and we all have room for growth when it

comes to feeling comfortable proclaiming our strengths and asking for what we want without apology. I didn’t understand ahead of time how I would grow throughout this course, but I did, and if you approach it with an open mind and a willingness to be honest, you will too.”

“I will use what I learned in the class regularly as I explore some leadership opportunities.”

-Laura B.

“This course was extremely useful and enriching; it provided me with both specific, actionable tactics to integrate in to my day to day routine while also challenging me to consider the important bigger picture questions as I shape my career path.”

-Meredith W.

“Since taking this course, I am much more confident in my choices at work. Even though I still struggle with it, I care significantly less about what others are thinking and my work has improved from that.”

“I am more confident, stronger and more successful at work because of this course. It will change my career trajectory.”

“You’ll take away more from the class than just a few lectures. Emily offers individual attention for each student to help them achieve their goals.”

-Stephanie A.

The Bold in Business course really helped me because it made me face issues that I had pushed aside and ignored. These issues that were bothing me, issues with work, my concern about what next steps should be and concerns about growth – It brought them to the forefront and made me realize no this is not ok, I need to addresss these.
What I loved most about the course was the interaction with all of the women in the class – hearing women of all ages and experience  
share about their situations and collaborating with each other to find and try solutions. Another big benefit was interacting with Emily and learning from her feedback and taking chances with her encouragement and advice.
I really felt like I grew as a result of taking the class, and I would recommend the course to any woman who is ready to think more about your professional life – from how you are perceived to what you want for yourself. This class will help you identify that, but more importantly it will teach you how to go and get it.

Jean Tufts, Boston, MA