Leslie Traub

Principal Consultant

Company: Udarta Consulting
Role: Session Presenter
Session: Where do We Go from Here? Managing Gender at Work in the #MeToo Era (S3-K)

With more than 30 years of experience leading diversity, inclusion, and change management initiatives, Leslie Traub creates sustainable systems of change that yield greater social belonging, organizational performance, and possibility. She is an exceptional coach, inspiring her executive clients to dig deep into their core motivations to find their WHY for behavioral change that supports them in their success and their organizational roles. During her long career, Leslie has been known for exceptional facilitation and training, flexible, inspiring and evidentiary instructional designs, meaningful organizational change, and transformative personal development.

Since joining Cook Ross in 1994, Leslie has developed an international reputation for leading systems-based change in shifting an organization’s lenses and practices on diverse talent, especially for women. As principle consultant, she leads engagements on gender inclusion, inclusive leadership, coaching, and mitigating bias in talent management and decision making with Fortune 100 companies in financial and professional services, advertising, and consumer products, for scientific organizations, and in federal agencies. Her work on gender has been particularly noteworthy, having developed courses both for women to develop their own efficacy (Dynamic Choices for Women) and for women and race.

See the significant thought leadership Leslie has developed on these subjects:

  1. Women and Race
  2. Changing the Game—Strategies for Harnessing the Power of Female Talent

Leslie has worked and lived in numerous cultures and countries and brings this personal experience and sensibility to her work in cultural competence and cultural communication. She spent the first 10 years of her career consulting with national primary healthcare programs in West Africa, conducting operations research on service delivery and national program evaluations. She has served as guest lecturer at a number of U.S. universities and has been a regular speaker at major conferences (including The Forum on Workplace Inclusion) throughout the past decades.

Leslie is a fellow in change management at Johns Hopkins University, holds a master’s degree in biostatistics and epidemiology from Tulane University, and earned a BA in economics from Wheaton College in Massachusetts.


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