Dr. Frida Polli is an award-winning Harvard and MIT neuroscientist turned CEO. Named one of Inc.’s Top 100 Female Founders in 2018 and one of Entrepreneur’s Top 100 Powerful Women in 2020, Dr. Polli’s mission is to help everyone realize their true potential at work by removing bias from the talent matching process and improving job fit.
She is the CEO and co-founder of pymetrics, a company leveraging behavioral science and AI to make workforce decisions more accurate, fair, and efficient. With global clients including BCG, Kraft Heinz and Workday, pymetrics has matched millions of people with their ideal jobs based on their cognitive, social, and emotional behavioral traits. pymetrics was named a Tech Pioneer by the World Economic Forum in 2018.
Dr. Polli and pymetrics have been featured by CNN, BBC, CNBC, Bloomberg, The Wall Street Journal, The Financial Times, The New York Times, The Economist, Fortune, Fast Company, Forbes, and Inc., among others. She regularly speaks at events like WEF’s Annual Meeting in Davos, NYT New Work Summit, WSJ Future of Everything, Dreamforce, TechCrunch Disrupt, SXSW, MAKERS, Collision Conference, WebSummit, CogX, and MIT EmTech Digital. She has also contributed popular articles to Forbes, The Harvard Business Review, and Fast Company. Frida currently co-chairs Fortune’s CEO-Initiative Workforce Redesign council with Workday co-founder and co-CEO, Aneel Bhusri.
Her scientific achievements include winning the MIT 100K, a Harvard Business School Life Science Award, a NARSAD Young Investigator Award, and numerous NIH awards. Her publications include two dozen scientific articles in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Brain, and Journal of Neuroscience. Frida contributes to numerous AI governance organizations, including the IEEE group on AI governance, the WEF group on AI in HR, and the NY Academy of Sciences AI working group. She has presented at the President’s Circle Annual in DC.
Dr. Polli lives in Manhattan with her husband and three girls. When not with her kids or at work, she enjoys binging podcasts ranging from true crime to Pod Save America, and mentoring young women leaders.