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Marjorie Derven

Senior Fellow, Human Capital
The Conference Board

Marjorie Derven

Marjorie Derven is a Senior Fellow, Human Capital at the Conference Board. In this role, Marjorie 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 Senior Fellow, Marjorie is Managing Partner with HUDSON Research & Consulting, Inc. (, which she founded in 2001.  Her consulting firm focuses on improving performance to achieve strategic objectives; enhancing employee engagement; and promoting diversity and inclusion. She writes a monthly blog on diversity and inclusion topics for ASTD, also published by the Conference Board. 

She is co-author with Pamela Leri and Ernest Gundling, of Leveraging Diversity and Inclusion in a Global Economy, published by ASTD Press. Marjorie has written over 20 articles on a range of talent management, D&I and change issues. A frequent presenter at global conferences, Marjorie is particularly interested in diversity and inclusion as an ecosystem which enhances workplace and marketplace results.

Marjorie began her career at the Rusk Institute at N.Y.U. Medical Center, working on a longitudinal research project designed to improve health and social outcomes for people with spinal cord injuries and subsequently held senior training and OD positions with Chase Manhattan Bank and General Reinsurance. Prior consulting firm experience included the Forum Corporation, a premier training company, Performance Systems Group and Business Dynamics, Inc., a market and organizational research firm. 

Marjorie has a B.A. in Anthropology, an M.S.W. from New York University and is a graduate of the Teachers College at Columbia University/University of Michigan Joint Advanced O.D. Program.

Marjorie currently serves on the OD Practitioner Editorial Advisory Board; previous experience includes serving as Chairperson, T+D Editorial Board and the board of NY Human Resources Planning Society. A lifelong learner, she is an active volunteer in her local community, committed to building lasting relationships and delivering high-impact results in organizations.