Executive Vice President, Knowledge Organization and Human Capital Practice Lead
The Conference Board
A member of The Conference Board’s Executive Committee, Dr. Ray is part of the governing team of one of the world’s most respected business membership organizations devoted to the creation and dissemination of research and insights. She serves as the Executive Vice President, Knowledge Organization for The Conference Board. In this role, she has oversight of the research planning and dissemination process for all three practices areas (Corporate Leadership, Economics & Business Development and Human Capital) and is responsible for the research agenda which, in turn, drives the business planning process for The Conference Board. She is responsible for overall quality of research and the continuing integration of our research and engagement efforts. She oversees the Business Information Services team which supports the “AskTCB” service to our member companies. She is also the leader of the global Human Capital Practice. Human Capital research at The Conference Board focuses on human capital analytics, labor markets, workforce readiness, strategic workforce planning, talent management, diversity and inclusion, human resources, leadership development and employee engagement. She hosts the monthly Human Capital Watch™ webcast, which explores current issues, research and practitioner successes for the members of The Conference Board. She oversees the Human Capital Exchange™, a website that offers research and insights from The Conference Board, our knowledge partners, and human capital practitioners. She is the Director of The Engagement Institute™, a research community of practice she created with Deloitte Consulting and Sirota. She is the co/author of numerous publications with a focus on leadership development and engagement.
Dr. Ray is a frequent speaker at professional as well as company-sponsored conferences and business briefings around the world. She is often a guest in business media (Bloomberg TV (Hong Kong and Europe) and Bloomberg Radio, CNBC India, and her research, commentary, initiatives and the accomplishments of her various teams have been featured in the Financial Times, The Wall Street Journal, and South China Morning Post newspapers as well as in Harvard Business Review, Chief Learning Officer, Fast Company, Leadership Excellence, Training, CIO, Workforce Management, Human Resources, HR Magazine (Hong Kong), Chief Executive Officer, HR Magazine (UK), EMBA Magazine (Taiwan), People & Strategy (The Professional Journal of HRPS) and Talent Management.
Dr. Ray taught at Oxford and New York Universities, led a consulting practice offering leadership assessment and development services to Fortune 500 companies and top-tier professional services firms and held several executive positions with talent management responsibilities at several marquis firms. She was named "Chief Learning Officer of the Year" by Chief Learning Officer magazine, and one of the “Top 100 People in Leadership Development” by Warren Bennis’s Leadership Excellence magazine. She serves on the Advisory Boards for New York University’s Program in Higher Education/Business Education at The Steinhardt School of Education, and the University of Pennsylvania’s Executive Program in Work-Based Learning Leadership and was elected to serve on the Business Practices Council of the AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business). Dr. Ray received her Ph.D. from New York University. She is the author of numerous articles and books, including her co-authored works, Measuring Leadership Development (McGraw-Hill) in 2012 and Measuring the Success of Leadership Development (ATD) in 2015.