Areas of Expertise & Civic Involvements
O'Leary consults for organizations in the area of women's leadership development, with a focus on millennials and youth. She has been an Adjunct Instructor at American University and Trinity Washington University. O'Leary is the former Executive Director of the Public Leadership Education Network. She currently serves on the Advisory Council for Running Start. She also serves as an Appointed Commissioner on the City of San Mateo Planning Commission and the County of San Mateo Commission on Aging. In 2013, O'Leary was invited to participate as an Expert at United Nations meetings in Geneva and New York for the UN System-Wide Action Plan (SWAP) for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women. At the US House of Representatives, she proposed and led efforts to successfully pass a resolution condemning rape in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (H Res 1227, 110th). O'Leary has a M.A. in Applied Women's Studies from Claremont Graduate University, and a B.A. in Environmental Science from the University of California, Berkeley.
O'Leary has been featured in the Los Angeles Times, National Journal, Washington Post, and ForbesWoman.