Professor Author and Podcast Host
Casandra Brené Brown (born November 18, 1965) is an American professor, lecturer, author, and podcast host. Brown holds the Huffington Foundation’s Brené Brown Endowed Chair at the University of Houston's Graduate College of Social Work and is a visiting professor in management at McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas at Austin.
Having spent her career studying the concepts of courage, vulnerability, shame, and empathy and having authored seven books including five New York Times best-sellers, Brown hosts the Unlocking Us podcast, and her TED talk, "The Power of Vulnerability", has been widely viewed. Her filmed lecture, Brené Brown: The Call to Courage, debuted on Netflix in 2019.