Lauren Leader is a thought leader and speaker on diversity and women’s issues. She is the founder and CEO of All In Together, a non-partisan, nonprofit campaign dedicated to engaging American women in democracy and civic leadership. Since its founding in 2015, All In Together has reached millions of women across the United States with non-partisan civic education. She is a regular contributor to Morning Joe highlighting issues relating to gender equity around the world and the state of American democracy.
In 2019 Lauren was elected as the only woman councilperson in Harrison, New York. Today she’s proud to say she is one of three women on her town board.
Lauren’s first book, Crossing the Thinnest Line (Center Street, September 2016) debuted in the top 50 on Amazon and outlined the case for a more diverse and inclusive society. Formerly the president of the global think tank Center for Talent Innovation and Founding Partner at Hewlett Chivée Partners LLC, she has spent much of her career working on advancing women and underrepresented groups in business and politics. She has authored a long list of research studies on women’s issues and is a regular commentator on MSNBC, CNN, Fox News, PBS, and more. Her work and writing have been featured in the NY Times, Washington Post, USA Today, LA Times, The Hill, and many more. She has been a weekly guest on SiriusXM POTUS since 2015.
She is also an advisor to major corporations on diversity and women’s issues and a frequent speaker, lecturer, and panel member at a wide array of conferences, conventions, forums, and venues across North America and Europe. She was a 2018 Presidential Leadership Scholar a program founded and led by Presidents George W. Bush and Bill Clinton. She is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and a graduate of Barnard College.
Lauren is a single mom to three girls, Chantale, Stella and Serena.
Lauren is represented by Margaret Reilly King at William Morris Endeavor and by Washington Speakers Bureau.
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