About Jennifer

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.

Background & Experience

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.

Education & Training

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.

Jennifer's Insights

Linkage Research Decodes Intersectionality, Proving Its Impact on the Advancement of Women

“Intersectionality in the Workplace and the Advancement of Women Leaders,” a groundbreaking new white paper from Linkage, includes new research into the role intersectionality plays in the advancement of women leaders and outlines key recommendations for integrating intersectionality data into leadership development efforts.

Celebrating the Launch of Linkage’s Latest Book | BECOME: The Five Commitments of Purposeful Leadership

We are very proud to announce the launch of Linkage’s latest book, “BECOME: The Five Commitments of Purposeful Leadership”

Scaling the Hurdles to Advancement, Together | Takeaways from Linkage’s Women in Leadership Institute 2019

Wrapping up our 20th Annual Women in Leadership Institute and sharing our favorite takeaways!

Free Webinar | Leveling the Playing Field for Women in the Workplace: A Conversation with Linkage & Kaiser Permanente

How can we rise to the challenge of gender parity at our organizations? We are thrilled to announce our upcoming free webinar: Leveling the Playing Field for Women in the Workplace, which includes a special Q&A with Ije-Enu Nwosu, Executive Director, Impact Spending at Kaiser Permanente.

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