Official Bio


Pamay Bassey, is Chief Experience Officer of “My 52 Weeks of Worship Project,” which started when she made a commitment to visit a different place of worship each week in 2010 – whether that place of worship reflected her personal religious tradition or not. As a result, in one year she visited 61 churches, temples, mosques, shuls, synagogues, covens, and sacred spaces in the USA, Mexico, the UK, Nigeria and South Africa.

Her book My 52 Weeks of Worship: Lessons from a Global, Spiritual, Interfaith Journey, shares the lessons she learned during her global, spiritual, interfaith journey. She also maintains a blog about her on-going experiences. She delivers keynote speeches and facilitates workshops and presentations based on her personal and professional experiences.

Additionally, Pamay is Global Head of Learning Platform and Professional Development for BlackRock, the world’s largest asset management firm, where she is responsible for global professional development, and for the firm’s learning capabilities.

Prior to joining BlackRock, Pamay was President of The Pamay Group, LLC, a consulting firm specializing in creating innovative educational environments.  Clients included McDonald’s, The United States Air Force, Johnson Controls, and HSBC. She served as an educational researcher for Northwestern and the University of Michigan, and as a faculty member for several online universities.

Pamay holds a BS in Symbolic Systems from Stanford University and a MS in Computer Science from Northwestern University. She is a graduate of the acclaimed Second City Conservatory, an advanced study of improvisational comedy and theatre.

Pamay was selected as a “40 Under 40” recipient from the EnVest Foundation in 2012, a Woman of Influence by the Chicago Business Journal in 2016, and an Aspen Ideas Festival Scholar in 2015. She serves on the National Advisory Board of The Haas Center for Public Service at Stanford University, and is a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated.

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5 thoughts on “Official Bio

  1. Thank you, my dear for this eye-opening view that many people I have met over the years disagree with. “Stick with your own religion and God!”, I’ve been told. But when it comes down to it, the Deity is all the same! Thank you.

    Posted by Sharon Rudolph | August 14, 2011, 11:31 pm
    • Thanks for stopping by, Sharon! I truly believe that we each have our own spiritual journey to travel – and if we are lucky, we will seek and find God along that journey. I believe in a God that is big enough to meet us where we are and show us the way. Blessings to you!

      Posted by my52wow | August 14, 2011, 11:34 pm
  2. I am curious; did all the different religions believe in the same God?

    Posted by Annette | April 30, 2012, 9:37 am
    • Hi Annette-

      I would say that across certain religious traditions, yes, the same God was being worshipped. In other traditions, there were a number of Gods mentioned within a worship service. So, the answer to your question is yes and no. But one thing that I did note was that in every situation, people were gathering to access the divine – however that divinity was expressed within their faith tradition. And I enjoyed learning about all of those different traditions.

      Thanks for your question!

      Posted by my52wow | May 8, 2012, 8:18 pm


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