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Jennifer McCollum & Oshoke Abalu Inclusion and Women's Leadership Experts
Jennifer McCollum is CEO of Linkage, Inc., where she oversees the strategic direction and global operations of the Boston, MA-based leadership development company. With a mission to “Change the Face of Leadership,” Linkage has dedicated 30 years to improving leadership effectiveness and equity in hundreds of organizations globally. Linkage provides assessments, training, coaching, consulting and conferences, with Solutions designed to Accelerate Purposeful Leaders; Advance Women Leaders; and Redesign Inclusive Organizations through Superpowers & Symphony.
Jennifer is a highly sought-after consultant and speaker, with a deep expertise in Inclusive Leadership and Advancing Women Leaders. She has delivered workshops, keynotes, webinars and podcasts to thousands of leaders globally on live and virtual stages, including 100 Leaders Live (Marshall Goldsmith 100 Coaches conference), Chief Learning Officer Exchange, Chester Elton’s “Leading with Gratitude” LinkedIn Live, John Baldoni’s “Grace under Pressure” LinkedIn Live, Candy O’Terry’s “The Story Behind Her Success” podcast, and VoiceAmerica radio broadcast. She is a contributing author to Leadership in a Time of Crisis and has been published in The Wall Street Journal, Fast Company, Chief Talent Development Officer, CEO Refresher, and Real Leaders. She is a member of the Marshall Goldsmith 100 Coaches.
Jennifer has 20 years of experience building and leading businesses in the leadership space. Prior to Linkage, Jennifer spent a decade growing businesses within Korn Ferry and Corporate Executive Board (CEB), now Gartner. At CEB, she led product management within the leadership division, driving innovative solutions that helped organizations select, develop and place leaders at all levels. She also ran CEB’s Leadership Academies business, which developed more than 30,000 professionals in 2,100 companies throughout 50 countries and grew revenue at a 97% combined annual growth rate across five years.
Oshoke Abalu is an architect and futurist who has been credited by TIME magazine with “breaking down walls” for rejuvenating and transforming MetLife’s global work culture through the delivery of human-centered spaces.
Oshoke pioneers innovative design solutions that infuse awareness and humanity into global workplace transformations. She is a gifted design thinker and inclusion advocate who has moved the needle, shattered glass ceilings and enabled a broader conversation on the future of work.
Co-founder of the Love & Magic Company, faculty at The Inner MBA, and a Crain’s 40 Under 40 honoree; Oshoke and her work have been featured in Smart Planet, Real Simple magazine, Domino magazine, Interior Design magazine, ABC, NBC, Fast Company, TED, BOLD TV and more.