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Jennifer McCollum CEO | Author | International Speaker | Gender Equity Advocate | Leadership Expert

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  • Women Leaders Rising: Actionable Strategies to Create Gender Equity in Leadership Faster
  • Why NOW is the time for women to shine.
  • The undeniable advantages of women-led companies.
  • What companies that excel at advancing women do differently..
  • Data-driven strategies for attracting and retaining women in your company leadership.
  • The 7 (research-based) hurdles that hold women back.
  • How external bias perpetuates the gender equity gap—and what we (as women and organizations)
  • The role of men in advancing women leaders.
  • 2023 Trend Watch: Why it's so urgent for companies to accelerate their development of women.

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  • 2023 In Her Own Voice: A Woman's Rise to CEO: Overcoming Hurdles to Change the Face of Leadership

Jennifer McCollum is on a mission to create better leaders and workplaces, by advancing women and promoting inclusivity.

She’s an accomplished CEO, speaker and consultant, and the author of the new book "In Her Own Voice: A Woman's Rise to CEO." This book uses data and personal stories to shed light on the unique challenges women face on their journey to leadership, providing actionable insights for aspiring leaders and organizations. Jennifer has presented on hundreds of stages, podcasts, and webcasts across the globe and been featured in The Wall Street Journal, Fast Company, Forbes, and Psychology Today.

Jennifer was the first female CEO at Linkage, a global leadership development firm dedicated to "Changing the Face of Leadership." With over 25 years of experience building teams and organizations, she has a unique talent for crafting powerful visions and inspiring teams to turn them into reality. Her expertise includes how to close the gap to gender equity; why the most effective leaders are inclusive leaders; and how to demystify inclusion for leaders and organizations.

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.

Previously, Jennifer served as CEO of IntraVision, a leadership consultancy she founded and grew over the course of eight years. She worked with public companies, start-ups, associations, and nonprofits. Her passion is creating vision, executing strategy, and managing cohesive teams toward aspirational goals, with a special focus on supporting women in leadership roles.

Jennifer holds an MS in Management and Communications from the University of Stirling in Scotland and a BA in Communications and Psychology from Wake Forest University. She is an avid tennis player and skier, the mother of three and lives in the Washington, DC, area with her husband.

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