Director of Talent Management Initiatives & Marketing, ICEDR
Lauren Ready is the Director of Talent Management Initiatives at the International Consortium for Executive Development Research (ICEDR), which is a global HR academy for more than 40 world-class companies and 25 business schools.
Lauren is an active researcher and writer. Lauren’s current research focuses on exceptional women leaders. Her most recent publication, ‘Taking Charge’, details leadership lessons from 60 top women executives. She is the co-author of ‘What Executives Really Need to Know About Employee Engagement’ (Accenture Institute for High Performance, 2011) and the author of ‘Talent Management Takes Action’ (ICEDR, 2011). Her work has also been featured in Forbes, the Boston.com, Diversity Executive, and others.
Prior to working at ICEDR, Lauren was with the Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO), a CEO network for 20,000 CEOS. In that role, she coordinated over 60 leadership development programs for CEOs and their families. Prior to joining YPO, Lauren worked at Harvard Business School, where she partnered with faculty and staff to manage Executive Education programs for global business leaders.
In 2013, Lauren was named an Emerging Leader by the Boston Business Journal. She holds an MBA from the MIT Sloan School of Management and a BA in Economics from Middlebury College.