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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 a Senior Fellow, Marjorie is Managing Partner with HUDSON Research & Consulting, Inc. (, which she founded in 2004.  Her consulting firm focuses on improving performance to achieve strategic objectives; global leadership development; enhancing employee engagement; and promoting diversity and inclusion. She also serves as Program Director for The Conference Board Strategic HR Conference.

Marjorie has written over 20 articles on a range of talent management, D&I and change issues. A frequent presenter at global conferences, she is particularly interested in diversity and inclusion as an ecosystem which enhances workplace and marketplace results. She writes a monthly blog on diversity and inclusion topics for ATD, 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.

Previously, Marjorie 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 Chair, T+D Editorial Board and on 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.