Jennifer McCollum

CEO Linkage

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, designed to accelerate purposeful leaders; advance women leaders; and create inclusive cultures.


Jennifer has 20 years of experience building and leading businesses in the leadership space. Her expertise includes bringing analytic rigor to critical talent decisions by linking leadership behavior to corporate performance outcomes. The products she and her teams build help global organizations across industries make the right bets on their current and future leaders at critical decision points: when identifying high potentials, developing leaders and planning for succession.

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 non-profits. Her passion is creating vision, executing strategy and managing cohesive teams toward aspirational goals, with a special focus on supporting women in leadership roles.

She is an avid tennis player and skier, and lives in Bethesda, MD with her husband and three children.

Jennifer has a master’s degree in communications from the University of Stirling in Stirling, Scotland and an undergraduate degree from Wake Forest University in psychology and communications.


Day Two: Monday, February 24, 2020

Monday, February 24th, 2020

9:40 AM The Proof Is In the Data: The Inextricable Link Between Inclusive and Effective Leadership

In today’s increasingly complex and diverse workforce, where both the quality and quantity of leaders is declining, developing inclusive leaders is a business imperative. At Linkage, we have analyzed three decades of research, including over 1M data points from 360-degree leadership assessments to determine what the most effective leaders do differently. The research revealed findings relevant to anyone charged with leveraging their leadership talent for maximum business impact. In this talk, we’ll uncover: Skill assessments:

  • The role that Inclusion plays in leadership effectiveness and how to measure it  
  • Actions you can take to build more inclusive leaders at your organization
  • How to increase inclusion through a proven framework to advance women leaders  

Check out the incredible speaker line-up to see who will be joining Jennifer.

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