Dorothy Grandia is Assistant Director of the Erasmus Centre for Women and Organisations (ECWO) at the Rotterdam School of Management/Erasmus University and Media Director for the Institute of Energy Economics (EWI) at the University of Cologne. Working primarily in STEM industry contexts, she specializes in the development of a range of persuasive communication styles and in particular the application of communication strategy to improve communication between (technical) specialists, cross-functional peers and general management/senior leadership. Since 2016 she has been a coach and co-teacher on the Art of Communication course at the INSEAD MBA programmes. Her interest in communication as a tool of influence evolved out of early career experience in the United States in journalism and politics. She has an MA in Vocal Performance from the New School University/Mannes College of Music and a BA in Asian Studies from the University of Texas at Austin.