Davia B. Temin is a writer, speaker, and management consultant based in New York. She is president and CEO of Temin and Company Incorporated, an international reputation, risk and crisis management, strategic marketing and media, and leadership coaching firm that specializes in crisis preparation, management, communication and recovery, as well as corporate governance and corporate culture consulting. She is the creator of the Temin Index, the largest known inventory of #MeToo accusations since sexual misconduct allegations surfaced against Bill Cosby. She is also the author of the "Reputation Matters" column of Forbes.com, and is a contributor for Huffington Post, American Banker, Directors & Boards, Corporate Board Member, Institutional Investor and Chief Executive Magazine.
Prior to founding Temin and Company in 1997, Temin ran marketing, strategy, external affairs and crisis management for: General Electric Capital; Schroders in the US; Wertheim Schroder; Scudder, Stevens and Clark; Citicorp Investment Bank; and Columbia Business School, where she founded their magazine, Hermes. She also served on the executive staff of the Governor of Massachusetts.
From 2005 to 2014, Temin served as the first vice chair of the board of the Girl Scouts of the United States of America and chair of its Fund Development Committee. She spearheaded the largest campaign for girls in history when she announced their $1 Billion Campaign for Girls, for the Girl Scouts’ 100th Anniversary. Girl Scouts of the USA announced the successful completion of that $1 Billion campaign, “ToGetHerThere.” Currently, she is on the board of Girl Scouts of Greater New York. She is chair of the board of Video Volunteers, the India-based nonprofit that trains community investigative reporters to videotape the stories and injustices that surround them, and then show those videos on television, the Internet and in their town squares, in order to promote social justice.
A native of Cleveland, Ohio, Temin is an honors graduate of Swarthmore College, where she is a member of the board of managers and has served as chair of the College’s Long Range Planning Committee on Visibility and Leadership in Higher Education. She attended Columbia University for her graduate degree. She was a founding board member of The White House Project, and currently serves as a trustee or advisory board member of the Committee for Economic Development, ProPublica, Harvard Kennedy School Women’s Leadership Board, Columbia Journalism School’s Knight-Bagehot Fellowship in Business and Journalism, WomenCorporateDirectors (WCD), WCD New York Leadership Council, and Predmore Holdings. She is a member of the Columbia University Women Creating Change Leadership Council, and also serves as an advisor to Chinook.ai and SpringBoard.ai.
In 2018, Temin was named an Enterprising Woman of the Year by Enterprising Women magazine. Temin was honored by the National Organization for Women, accepting their 2017 Woman of Power & Influence Award for forging new paths for the next generation of women leaders. She also received the Lifetime Achievement Award by Trust Across America-Trust Around the World and was named as a "Top 100 Thought Leaders in Trustworthy Business Behavior" for five consecutive years (2013-2017) for "an extensive and positive contribution to building trust in business." In 2015, Temin received the Girl Scouts of New York's highest honor, the Pinnacle Award for Leadership, honoring her work as a business leader and role model for girls and women both within Girl Scouting and the greater community. Temin was chosen as a delegate of the U.S. State Department to the Global Entrepreneurship Program to Greece in 2014. In 2012 she was named one of "30 Outstanding Women" helping girls and women around the world by the National Council of Research on Women. She has also been honored by the Girl Scouts of New York as their "Woman of Distinction."
Temin is married to Walter Kicinski, a former municipal banker, former chief financial and administrative officer of the New York State Power Authority, and former deputy chief of staff to the Governor of New York. She is featured in several books, including Wall Street Women by Anne Fisher (Alfred A. Knopf, 1990), A Woman’s Guide to Successful Negotiating: How to Convince, Collaborate, & Create Your Way to Agreement by Lee E. Miller and Jessica Miller (McGraw-Hill, 2002), The Board Game: How Smart Women Become Corporate Directors by Betsy Berkhemer-Credaire (Angel City Press, 2013), Stiletto Network by Pamela Ryckman (AMACOM, 2013), and Broad Influence: How Women Are Changing the Way Americas Works (Time Books, 2016). Temin has also written "Rebuilding Trust in the Financial Markets," a chapter in Trust, Inc. by Barbara Brooks Kimmel (Next Decade, 2013) and a chapter on crisis leadership for Women on Board – Insider Secrets to Getting on a Board and Succeeding as a Director.
- Brice, Jessica; Green, Jeff (October 17, 2018). "Woman Compiling MeToo Names Says They're the 'Tip of the Iceberg'". Bloomberg.com. Retrieved 27 November 2019.
- Cerullo, Megan (June 19, 2019). "Sexual harassment allegations are down sharply since Harvey Weinstein first accused". CBS News. Retrieved 27 November 2019.
- Green, Jeff (June 17, 2019). "Sexual Harassment Reports in Steep Decline After #MeToo Peak". Bloomberg.com. Retrieved 27 November 2019.
- Zimmerman, Eilene (October 12, 2003). "Executive Life; For Media Training, A Focus on Defense". The New York Times. Retrieved 20 August 2012.
- Miller, Lee E.; Jessica Miller (2002). A Woman's Guide to Successful Negotiating: How to Convince, Collaborate, & Create Your Way to Agreement (First ed.). McGraw-Hill. pp. 24–25, 46–47, 178. ISBN 9780071389150.
- "Davia Temin is Wed to Walter T. Kicinski". The New York Times. August 11, 1991. Retrieved 20 August 2012.
- "National Board Officers". GSUSA. Retrieved 20 August 2012.
- "Women Leaders Will Be Recognized". The Knoxville Sentinel. May 1, 2012. Retrieved 20 August 2012.
- "Board of Directors". Girl Scouts of Greater New York. Retrieved 3 August 2018.
- "Board of Trustees - USA". Video Volunteers. Retrieved 20 August 2012.
- "Board of Managers". Swarthmore College. Retrieved 3 August 2018.
- "Board of Trustees" (PDF). Committee for Economic Development. Archived from the original (PDF) on 10 July 2013. Retrieved 20 August 2012.
- "Board and Advisors". ProPublica. Retrieved 20 August 2012.
- "Women's Leadership Board". Harvard Kennedy School. Retrieved 20 August 2012.
- "Columbia Journalism School". Knight-Bagehot Board of Advisors. Retrieved 27 November 2019.
- "Advisory Board". Predmore Holdings. Retrieved 3 August 2018.
- "Women Creating Change Leadership Council Meets for the Second Time". Women Creating Change. Retrieved 3 August 2018.
- "Principals, Expert Advisers & Practitioners". SpringBoard.ai. Retrieved 3 August 2018.
- "Enterprising Women Magazine Announces 2018 Enterprising Women of the Year Award Winners". Enterprising Women. Retrieved 1 February 2018.
- "2017 Women of Power & Influence Awards". National Organization for Women New York City. Retrieved 1 February 2018.
- "NOW Awards Davia Temin 2017 "Women of Power & Influence" Award". 6 June 2017. Retrieved 1 February 2018.
- "Reputation and Crisis Expert Davia Temin Named One of "Top 100 Thought Leaders in Trustworthy Business" by Trust Across America for Third Year". MarketWatch. MarketWatch. Retrieved 29 June 2015.
- Kimmel, Barbara. "Trust Across America Names Top 100 Thought Leaders". Trust Across America. Retrieved 14 January 2013.
- "Davia Temin, Crisis and Reputational Risk Expert, Honored with the 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award from Trust Across America" (30 January 2017). The Business Journals. Retrieved 1 February 2018.
- "Girl Scouts of Greater New York Honors Davia Temin with Pinnacle in Leadership Award for Business and Nonprofit Leadership". PR Newswire. Girl Scouts of New York. Retrieved 29 June 2015.
- "Davia B. Temin, Pinnacle in Leadership Award-winner". Girl Scouts of New York blog. Girl Scouts of New York. Archived from the original on 9 July 2015. Retrieved 29 June 2015.
- "U.S. Department of State Announces New York City Marketing and Reputation Strategist Davia Temin as Delegate to Greece" (Press release). April 24, 2014. Retrieved 3 December 2019.
- "Davia Temin Named One of "30 Outstanding Women" Advancing Women and Girls' Leadership". National Council for Research on Women. Retrieved 3 December 2019.
- "The Girl Scout Council of Greater New York Honors Davia B. Temin, President and CEO of Temin and Company at 15th Anniversary Women of Distinction Breakfast". Girl Scouts of the USA. Retrieved 20 August 2012.
- Fisher, Anne B. (1990). Wall Street Women. Alfred A. Knopf. ISBN 9780394552712.
- Berkhemer-Credaire, Betsy (2013). The Board Game. Angel City Press. p. 257. ISBN 9781883318987.
- Ryckman, Pamela (2013). Stiletto Network. AMACOM. pp. 192, 202–206, 209. ISBN 9780814432532.
- Newton-Small, Jay (5 January 2016). Broad Influence: How Women Are Changing the Way America Works (First ed.). Time Books. p. 187. ISBN 1618931555.
- Kimmel, Barbara Brooks (2013). Trust, Inc. Next Decade. pp. 201–208. ISBN 9781932919363.
- Stautberg, Susan; Calderon, Nancy (December 1, 2014). Women On Board: Insider Secrets to Getting on a Board and Succeeding as a Director. Quotation Media. ISBN 978-0692262948.