Myrna Lewis is the co-founder of the Lewis Method of Deep Democracy. She trained as a clinical psychologist, and furthered her training in Process Orientated Psychology and Psycho-Synthesis. Her clinical practice led to consulting work with business and industry, and for many years she has been involved with facilitating large-scale transformation processes within corporate, NPO and social activist organisations in South Africa, and internationally. 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. She has also done a TEDx Talk featuring an outline of the Lewis Method.