In addition to her activism, Lauren is a senior advisor to the global strategy consulting firm Oliver Wyman, working with a wide range of global corporations on women’s issues, leadership and diversity.
In 2017, she partnered with Gretchen Carlson to launch the Gretchen Carlson Leadership Initiative bringing political education to survivors of violence, assault and harassment. The program, which reaches women in nine cities across the country has been a model for change and empowerment.
Lauren’s first book, Crossing the Thinnest Line (Center Street, September 2016) debuted in the top 50 on Amazon in several categories and sparked an important conversation across the country in living rooms and board rooms about the importance of diversity to the future of the country.
Lauren is a regular commentator on MSNBC, HLN, Fox News and other outlets including CBS and Bloomberg TV. She is a regular guest commentator on SiriusXM Morning Briefing with Tim Farley. She has been featured in Marie Claire, Cosmo, and Bustle. Her writing and thought leadership has appeared in a wide range of publications including Forbes, Harvard Business Review, New York Times, Bustle, Fatherly, Refinery29 and Inc.
Formerly the president of the global think tank Center for Talent Innovation and Founding Partner at Hewlett Chivée Partners LLC, Leader-Chivée has spent much of her career working on advancing women and underrepresented groups in business and politics. She has authored a long list of research studies on global women’s issues. She is a graduate of Barnard College.
- The Workforce of the Future
As the digital revolution marches on, the workforce of the future begins to look nothing like it has looked in the past or even in the present. What are the macro and micro forces that businesses will need to face and understand to prepare a workforce ready to meet the demands of an every changing world? How will trends around AI, immigration, migration, diversity and leadership effect business and what do we need to know and do to meet those challenges?
- Inclusive Innovation
In a globalized world innovation is more than finding a boy genius. Where there is a collision of diverse individuals and leaders who know how support them, breakthrough market insight and innovations can thrive.
- The Female Future
We all know the data – women are the majority of the population, the majority of the electorate and the majority of the college graduates in virtually every field and yet in many ways true equality for American Women remains elusive. For years we’ve been hearing about the barriers women face but less about the solutions that women themselves have the power to influence. For the future to be female and equal, women will need to do more than Lean In at work. They will need to step forward and advocate for themselves and each other in new and important ways. While women are as diverse as the nation itself, there are many issues where woman across the spectrum agree. If we can seize the opportunities, large and small, to ensure the full equality of American women, the future holds limitless possibilities.
- Crossing the Thinnest Lines
As one of the most diverse nations on earth, the United States has a unique potential to be the most innovative and how will we live together peacefully and productively? Can we find a way to make our multifaceted diversity an asset, economically and socially or will it continue to be our deepest and most painful source of conflict? Crossing The Thinnest Line argues passionately and persuasively for the possibility, power, purpose and payoff of embracing difference. The stakes for the conversation are high and getting higher. Already, 89% of the world's educated population is either female or minority. In less than a generation, the US will become minority majority. The world economy is global and interconnected. Embracing diversity has never been more imperative. With compelling data and powerful, personal stories, Lauren Leader-Chivee looks at challenges and solutions to immigration, education, business, media and politics and inspires us to rise to the challenge.
- Corporate Leadership in the #MeToo Moment
Over the last year, issues of conduct, culture and workplace equality have risen to become a global conversation of enormous proportions. As the old saying goes, never let a crisis go to waste. Given the impact social media has on the velocity of scandal, and the critical importance both economically and socially of safe, harassment free workplaces, what can businesses do to address both? The #MeToo moment is an unprecedented opportunity for businesses to make major strides toward greater equity and meritocracy but that takes a considered approach. In this talk, Lauren Leader-Chivee addresses how leaders can take a proactive approach to addressing these critical issues and as well as the potential backlash that already seems to be brewing. It’s essential that every leader, no matter their level or gender, contribute to changing the status quo and this talk will explore in detail, specifically how that can be done.