“Inclusion is the most important skill set of our lifetime”
Lauren Leader, a widely-respected thought leader on diversity and women’s issues, is the co-founder and CEO of All In Together. She has dedicated her life and career to advancing women in business and politics and has been a tireless advocate for diversity and inclusion.
Founded in 2014, All In Together is one of the only non-partisan organizations training a generation of American women across the economic and political divide, on civics and civic leadership. Since its founding, with the support of extraordinary companies including Deloitte, Daimler, Citi and Facebook as well as luminaries like Gretchen Carlson, AIT has trained nearly 10,000 women and reached millions.
In addition to her leadership of All In Together, Lauren works with advises a wide range of global corporations on organizational and people challenges through a partnership with Oliver Wyman. Over the last decade, both in leading the global think tank Center for Talent Innovation where she was President and in her most recent role at Deloitte, she focused on helping large companies drive greater innovation and market growth given the implications of diversity, technology, geopolitics and demographic changes.
Lauren is also an accomplished writer. Her first book, Crossing the Thinnest Line (Hachette 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 America. Her research and writing on a wide array of talent, diversity and business issues has helped shape people strategy and the public discourse for the last decade. 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.
Lauren is a frequent speaker, lecturer, and panel member at a wide array of conferences, conventions, academic meetings, investment forums, and other venues across North America and Europe including the Milken Global Conference, the World Economic Forum in Davos. She has been a regular commentator on MSNBC, HLN, Fox News and other outlets including CBS and Bloomberg TV where she addresses complex issues of women’s equality and diversity. She has been featured in Marie Claire, Cosmo, and Bustle.
In 2015 Lauren was listed as one of Fortune’s 50 Most Influential Women on Twitter and is a 2018 Presidential Leadership Scholar. She is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and a graduate of Barnard College.