CEO Deep Democracy Ltd.
Co-founder of the Lewis Method of Deep Democracy, Myrna Lewis is the CEO and Head of Professional Services of Deep Democracy International Ltd (UK), responsible for quality control worldwide, innovation and development of Deep Democracy.
Myrna has been involved in bringing cutting edge psychological services to private and public sector organizations since 1986. In 1993, Myrna and the late Greg Lewis, evolved Deep Democracy whilst assisting Eskom (a large South African utility company) transform from an Apartheid driven organization to align with South Africa’s new democracy. Myrna has since developed the Lewis method of Deep Democracy and enabled and facilitated the expansion of the methodology internationally in more than 20 countries.
Alongside her professional role, Myrna works in areas of transformation and consults to organizations where there are complex problems rooted in people issues such as mergers and acquisitions, social and political change, diversity and minority issues.
Myrna is the recipient of a 2001 Ashoka Fellowship award from the Washington DC based Ashoka Foundation, which supported her empowerment work with South African teachers and HIV/Aids counsellors. In 2006, the United Nations recognised Deep Democracy as one of eighty leading African innovations. In 2008 Myrna was Finalist in the South African Business Women of the Year award and published her book Inside the NO – Five Steps to Decisions that Last.
Myrna is the mother of two and grandmother of four and lives in Johannesburg, South Africa.