Lauren Leader
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Lauren Leader

Lauren Leader is one of the world’s foremost experts on diversity and women’s leadership. She has been a tireless voice in media, business and politics advocating for the economic, political, and social impact of gender and racial equity. Her speeches and work inspire and motivate us all to find our voice, our power to drive change and to rise to meet the challenges our time.

Founder, All In Together; Activist, Author, and Mobilizer of Women

Expertise In:

  • Diversity and Inclusion in Business
  • Women in Leadership
  • Social Justice
  • Gender Equality
  • American Politics

Audience & Industry

  • Colleges and Universities
  • Corporations
  • Lecture Series
  • Non-Profits
  • Women's Events

Lauren Leader is one of the world’s foremost experts on diversity and women’s leadership. She has been a tireless voice in media, business and politics advocating for the economic, political, and social impact of gender and racial equity.  Her speeches and work inspire and motivate us all to find our voice, our power to drive change and to rise to meet the challenges our time.

Lauren Leader is a widely respected thought leader on diversity and women’s issues. She is the founder of All In Together, a non-partisan, nonprofit women’s civic education organization. Her research and writing appear in a wide range of publications including the Washington Post, New York Times, USA Today, LA Times, Boston Globe, The Hill, Forbes, Harvard Business Review, Refinery29 and more. She has been featured on the Daily Show and is a regular commentator on MSNBC, CNN, Fox News, CBS and Bloomberg TV. Her forthcoming NBC show Equal Value brings a gender and gender diverse lens to news, shining a light on stories connected to women’s lives and experiences that are often overlooked.

Lauren is a frequent speaker, lecturer, and panel member at conferences, conventions and other venues across North America and Europe including the Aspen Ideas Festival, the Milken Global Conference, the World Economic Forum in Davos.

Her 2016 book Crossing the Thinnest Line widely influenced the diversity and inclusion conversation nationwide.  She has been a tireless advocate that women and women’s issues remain central to the public discourse. 

In addition to her political work, over the last decade, Lauren has also advised a wide range of major global corporations on complex diversity, public affairs, organizational and people challenges. She has served global clients directly as an advisor and through partnerships with Mercer, Oliver Wyman and Deloitte.  Previously she led the Center for Talent Innovation, a global thinktank, where she was President. 

Lauren was listed as one of Fortune’s 50 Most Influential Women on Twitter and was a 2018 Presidential Leadership Scholar. She is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and a graduate of Barnard College.

Featured Videos

Lauren Leader's Speech Topics

Beyond Red and Blue – How civic participation makes our country and all of us stronger.

In her work over the last 7 years leading a non-partisan civic leadership organization, Lauren has seen how core civics and the principals of democracy can help heal our nation’s divides and offer a path to shaping a better future for everyone. Lauren looks at the 101 of civic participation and highlights ways every American can make a difference, even in a polarized time.

Authentic Leadership in a Post Pandemic World

The Covid crisis has made leadership more complex than ever. Even as parts of the world reopen and people head back to offices, the impact of the pandemic on morale, culture and mental health are long lasting. How leaders navigate this uncharted terrain is not easy. But in this inspirational and tactical talk, Lauren examines the ways the world no longer stops at the company door and how the pandemic can permanently shift corporate culture for the better.

Equal Value

    With women holding two of the most powerful seats in the US government and a record number of CEO and board positions, in some ways it’s never been a more promising time for gender equity. And yet, the pandemic has also laid bare persistent issues holding women back and keeping them from fulfilling their full potential in business, politics and society at large. In this action and personal empowerment focused talk, Lauren highlights the role we all play in building a more equitable future where women of all backgrounds can thrive now and in the future.

Works by Lauren Leader