Dr. Amy Levine is a certified leadership coach, educator and consultant who has worked for over 30 years with individuals and groups to assist them in reaching their goals. She helps her individual coaching clients develop and internalize the ability to maximize professional and personal potential. Her unique directive style creates an enjoyable experience that leads to measurable outcomes and sustainable impact. For groups, Dr. Levine offers numerous interactive workshops on leadership and career advancement. She also provides expert project management consultation and conference planning.Her clients include higher education departments, associations, individual professionals, private businesses and businesswomen. In addition to her private practice, she is currently an instructor at UC Berkeley Extension where she has developed a highly popular series of courses leading to a certificate in Women and Leadership.
Levine served as Executive Director of the UC San Francisco Center for Gender Equity (UCSF CGE), which provided advocacy, education and services for women on leadership and diversity; health and wellness; and intimate partner violence prevention. She is an expert on a range of topics concerning women in society and is dedicated to addressing issues of ethnic diversity, sexual orientation, age and ability. She earned a doctorate in education from UC Berkeley, and holds a master’s degree in counseling psychology.
Levine conceived Women’s Health Today, a series of contemporary talks in women’s health, broadcast through a live, interactive webcast, archived for access as podcasts. In partnership with the UCSF Center for Excellence in Women’s Health, she produced this series of expert presentations for lay audiences. Women’s Health Today has reached an audience of over 1 million since 2004. Under Levine’s leadership, UCSF CGE produced the Women’s Leadership Symposium, a consistently sold-out conference held biannually from 1998 to 2008, that was the only leadership conference serving all women staff in the UC system.
During her tenure as UCSF CGE Executive Director, Levine also helped to found and manage UCSF’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Resource Center, and initially housed that program at UCSF CGE. Prior to her appointment as UCSF CGE Executive Director, Levine created the UCSF Women’s Resource Center and as its Director, conceived and implemented an impressive variety of innovative programs, services and training. She also served as the first Coordinator of UCSF’s Rape Prevention Education Program, providing anti-violence education and advocacy services to victim/survivors of sexual violence.
Levine has served as a member of the Women‘s Leadership Board at Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government and is a current board member of the American Council on Education, Office of Women in Higher Education, Northern California. She has also received numerous awards, including Women Who Make a Difference from the San Francisco chapter of the Commission on the Status of Women for her service in the areas of employment and academic, economic and social advancement of women. For her work promoting gender equity on campus and in the community, she was the first-ever staff member to be awarded the UCSF Chancellor’s Award for the Advancement of Women.
As a UC Presidential Staff Fellow, Levine co-led a UC-wide project to collect data on workplace practices regarding the professional advancement of UC’s women and developed recommendations to the President, including the establishment of the Systemwide Advisory Committee on the Status of Women.