Founder, All In Together; Activist, Author, and Mobilizer of Women
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 Leaderis 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.
Lauren has worked with many corporate clients to include: Bank of America, Wiley, Lord Abbett, Warner Media, Estee Lauder, Merck, and State Street.
Lauren Leader on the Main Issue for Voters Ahead of 2022
Lauren Leader on Women Making History in 2021
Examining Diversity in the Workplace and Politics
MSNBC: Lauren Leader on Graham-Cassidy Healthcare Bill, National Anthem Protests
Lauren on Morning Joe discussing “The Year of the Woman”
Lauren Leader: Author, Advisor, Activist
Lauren Leader’s Speech Topics
The Inclusive Leader – Bridging Differences at Work and Beyond
In every organization, leaders have a special responsibility to ensure their company builds a diverse and inclusive culture, a task that has gotten more challenging given the complexity of social issues, the war for talent and the unique demands of Gen Z and Millennials at work. The responsibility of leaders to create a values centered, inclusive workplace is more than just the right thing to do, it’s critical to the financial performance and growth of the company. Companies with diverse leadership teams have consistently been shown to outperform. And in a complex environment, having diverse perspectives is essential to risk mitigation and market impact.
Inclusion is particularly challenging to achieve in this polarized time – people’s views, experiences and politics do not end at the company door, nor should they. For leaders, navigating complex differences of race, gender, generation and culture is not easy but it’s increasingly essential to retaining and attracting top talent.
This interactive and engaging session specifically developed for leaders, Lauren focuses on practical and meaningful ways leaders can set the tone and accountability for a culture of inclusion that leads to better performance and outcomes for everyone.
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.
How to Really Make a Difference – 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.
What other organizations say about Lauren Leader
I can’t tell you how much we enjoyed Lauren Leader! She did a great job and had the audience from the start through the finish of her presentation. She had a great delivery and sense of humor. I thought we were lucky to get her.
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What other organizations say about Lauren Leader
Lauren Leader was an outstanding opening keynoter for our conference. She perfectly set the stage for the rest of the day with her data-driven insights and intelligent commentary. Our audience really appreciated her content, and her delivery was spot-on. We highly recommend her!