Jennifer McCollum

CEO of Linkage, Inc.

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Jennifer McCollum

​Jennifer McCollum is CEO of Linkage, Inc., where she oversees the strategic direction and global operations of the 34-year-old leadership development firm. 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, with Solutions designed to Accelerate Purposeful Leaders; Advance Women Leaders; and Create Inclusive Organizations.

Jennifer is a highly sought-after keynote speaker and consultant, and has 20 years of experience building and leading businesses in the leadership space.  Her expertise includes the state of women in the workforce; how to close the gender equity gap; why the most effective leaders are inclusive leaders; and how to demystify inclusion for leaders and organizations. 

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

Jennifer has delivered workshops, keynotes, webinars and podcasts to thousands of leaders globally on live and virtual stages, including 100 Leaders Live (Marshall Goldsmith 100 Coaches conference), Chief Learning Officer Exchange, Chester Elton's "Leading with Gratitude" LinkedIn Live, John Baldoni's "Grace under Pressure" LinkedIn Live, Candy O'Terry's "The Story Behind Her Success" podcast, and VoiceAmerica radio broadcast. She is a contributing author to Leadership in a Time of Crisis and has been published in The Wall Street Journal, Fast Company, Chief Talent Development Officer, CEO Refresher, and Real Leaders. She is a member of the Marshall Goldsmith 100 Coaches.  Her new book, "In Her Own Voice: A Woman's Rise to CEO," will be published in 2023.

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. She is an avid tennis player and skier, and lives in the Washington, DC, area with her husband and three children.

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