Kristen Howe

Chief Product Officer


Purposeful Leadership , Advancing Women Leaders , Creating Cultures of 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 classroom-based settings and 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.

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. Previously, Kristen has served in a variety of roles, including global facilitator, consultant and engineer.

Education & Training:

Kristen 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

2020 In Review | The Top Leadership Blogs, Resources and Webinars during an Unprecedented Year

As we bring this completely unprecedented year to a close, we are reflecting on the leadership lessons we learned in 2020—and the new priorities we have set for 2021.

Key Takeaways from On-Demand Master Classes at the Virtual Women in Leadership Institute | On-Demand Passes on Sale Now!

Check out some key takeaways from two of the Master Classes that are currently available on-demand for women who attended the Virtual Women in Leadership Institute.

Molly Fletcher’s Expert Advice at the Virtual Women in Leadership Institute | The 2020 Institute Concludes

Today, we conclude the 21st annual Women in Leadership Institute—and the first-ever 100% virtual Institute. What a week it has been! Let’s dive into insights from trailblazing sports agent, Molly Fletcher, who helped us close out this extraordinary week.

Key Insights from Liz Wiseman and Carla Harris at the Virtual Women in Leadership Institute | Day 3 of WIL

Today is day 3 of the Virtual Women in Leadership Institute. We heard from two incredibly inspiring women: Liz Wiseman and Carla Harris. Be sure to check out the big takeaways from these leaders in this blog post.

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