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Our Mission

We’re creating the best way to grow as people, in our own lives and careers, as well as in our communities and society.

Our founders

Edith Cooper

Edith has built her career on creating environments where people can perform to their potential, and she founded Medley to bring this expertise to a broader audience.  She is one of the nation's leading Black business executives, having spent 30 years on Wall Street. Most recently, she was a Partner, Executive Vice President, and the Head of Human Capital Management at Goldman Sachs.

In addition to her role as Co-Founder of Medley, she serves on several public company boards, including Slack, Etsy, and EQT Partners, and nonprofit boards, including the Museum of Modern Art, the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, and Mount Sinai Hospital.

Jordan Taylor

Jordan’s purpose is to create teams and groups where people can be their true selves. She co-founded Medley because throughout her life, she’s felt the power that comes from being part of a team, and felt the void when it’s missing.

Prior to founding Medley, Jordan worked in media as Chief of Staff at Mic and was a consultant at the Boston Consulting Group. She received her AB from Harvard College and her MBA from Harvard Business School, where she was a Baker Scholar.

With Edith’s years of experience as a finance executive and Jordan’s experience at Harvard and in a new world of commerce, they had arrived at the same conclusion from different perspectives. The close-knit groups that lead to our most profound growth as people, which in the past came from religious groups, teams, and neighborhoods, had evaporated from today’s social landscape. They began to research, working with leadership experts who had extensive certifications, and developed a pilot through which they could test the most effective formats for conversations that would lead to growth.

They found that their structured approach, with curated groups and an experienced guide, would foster even more than they expected when they set out. People came out of the sessions with widened perspectives, having grown in their most human capacities. The diversity of the group presented the most compelling opportunity, since new ideas could expand collective empathy and increase intelligence in more ways than one.

Using their expertise and the new research, the team designed the experience, developed a model for selection of diverse groups, and employed the right coaches to shape Medley.

Interested in joining the Medley team?