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Peter Linkow

Senior Fellow, Human Capital
The Conference Board

Peter Linkow

Peter Linkow is a Senior Fellow, Human Capital at The Conference Board. In this role, Peter supports the Human Capital Practice which includes The Conference Board Human Capital Exchange™, research, conferences, webcasts and programs in a broad spectrum of human capital areas.

In addition to serving as a Senior Fellow, Peter is Managing Director of Lead Diversity, a social enterprise that provides research, consulting, and content development services dedicated to advancing organizational equity, workforce diversity, and inclusion.  Previously, he was President of WFD; the CEO of two organizations, serving people with disabilities; and a professor of management at Boston University, where he conducted research and published on strategy and strategic thinking.

For the past twenty-five years, Peter has consulted, written, and spoken globally on strategy, change management, quality, and diversity & inclusion. Among his papers and publications are Measuring Diversity for Cultural Change for The Conference Board, “Is Your Culture Aligned with Diversity?” for Profiles in Diversity Journal, The Conference Board’s 2009 global research report Meeting the Challenges of a Dispersed Workforce: Managing Across Language, Culture, Time, and Location, and Men and Work-Life Integration: A Global Study which he co-authored with Jan Civian.  Peter served as Research Leader for The Conference Board's Research Working Group on Improving Employment Outcomes for Employees with Disabilities.  He is the lead author of the group's research report Leveling the Playing Field: Attracting, Engaging, and Advancing People with Disabilities.

Peter received his MBA from Harvard Business School as well as graduate degrees in educational policy and psychology from Harvard and Indiana Universities respectively.  He earned his B.A. from DePauw University.  Peter was a W.K. Kellogg Foundation National Leadership Fellow.

Human Capital Speakers Bureau topics include the following:

  • Leading Diversity & Inclusion
  • Global Diversity, Inclusion, and Multiculturalism Strategy
  • Unconscious Discrimination: Unintended Bias, Stereotype Threat, and Privilege
  • Managing a Remote Workforce


Publications by Peter Linkow

Research Report