Kristen Howe

Chief Product Officer


Purposeful Leadership , Advancing Women Leaders , Redesigning Inclusion

About Kristen:

Kristen Howe is the Chief Product Officer at Linkage, where she oversees Product Management and Product Development. She has over 20 years of experience building and leading businesses in the leadership and development space, with a focus on leadership development, sales, coaching and facilitation.

Kristen is passionate about building products that foster inclusive behavior, positive corporate performance and business outcomes. She strives to create products that help global organizations develop key segments of their business, in both live settings and through digital platforms. She empowers teams by developing smart and efficient processes designed to utilize the individual skills of every team member, all while optimizing overall performance.

Kristen is a highly sought-after leadership consultant and speaker, with a deep expertise in Advancing Women Leaders and Inclusive Leadership. She has delivered programs and keynotes to thousands of leaders globally at organizations such as the Chief HR Officer Exchange, The Chief Learning Officer Exchange, Constellation Brands, The Tata Group, Western Union, and Texas Instruments, among others. She is also an emcee at Linkage’s Women in Leadership Institute™, an immersive experience which attracts more than 1,400 women leaders across the globe each year.

Background & Experience:

Prior to joining Linkage, Kristen spent the last decade growing businesses within Corporate Executive Board (CEB), now Gartner. During her time there, she led multiple teams across the Talent Solutions business, focusing on conceptualizing, building, selling and delivering talent solutions based on CEB data. She also ran CEB’s Leadership Academies business, which developed more than 30,000 professionals at 2,100 companies throughout 50 countries; Kristen was consistently recognized as one of the top managers and coaches across the entire firm.

Education & Training:

Kristen previously served in a variety of roles including global facilitator, consultant and engineer. She has a Master of Business Administration from the Southern Methodist University in Dallas, TX, and an undergraduate degree in mechanical engineering from North Carolina State University.

Kristen's Insights

Carla Harris Closes Out the Women in Leadership Institute | Day 4 of #LinkageWIL

Today, we conclude the 22nd annual Women in Leadership Institute™—our largest-ever Institute and the first to be offered in person and virtually! Let’s dive into insights from Carla Harris, 2021 Legends in Leadership Faculty Chair, who helped us conclude this extraordinary week.

Key Insights from Erica Dhawan and Molly Fletcher at the Virtual Women in Leadership Institute | Day 3 of WIL

Today, we heard from two incredibly inspiring women at the Women in Leadership Institute™: Erica Dhawan and Molly Fletcher. We also heard from Carla Harris, Managing Director and Senior Client Advisor at Morgan Stanley, who was celebrated with the 2021 Legends in Leadership Faculty chair. 

Takeaways from Magic Johnson and Sheila Lirio Marcelo at the 2021 Women in Leadership Institute | Day 2 of #LinkageWIL

On Day 2 of #LinkageWIL, we heard from two innovative and forward-thinking keynote speakers, Magic Johnson and Sheila Marcelo, who shared insights with us that have the power to change the way we approach life and leadership.

Linkage’s Women in Leadership Institute—Our Largest Ever—Kicks Off | Key Insights from Day 1 of #LinkageWIL 2021

Day 1 of #LinkageWIL kicks off and for the first time in its 22-year history, we are meeting both in-person in Orlando, Florida and broadcasting live remotely to women leaders around the world through our virtual platform. Be sure to follow along here on the Linkage Leadership Insights Blog for coverage from each day of the conference and follow us on social media for in-the-moment insights. 

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