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Kristen Howe

Kristen Howe is the Chief Product Officer at Linkage, where she oversees Product Management, Product Development and Customer Success. She has over 20 years of experience building and leading businesses in the leadership and development space, with a focus on leadership development, sales, coaching and facilitation. ​Kristen is passionate about building products that foster inclusive behavior, positive corporate performance and business outcomes. She empowers teams by developing smart and efficient processes designed to utilize the individual skills of every team member, all while optimizing overall performance.​


Kristen is a highly sought-after leadership consultant and speaker, with a deep expertise in Advancing Women Leaders and Inclusive Leadership. She is also an emcee at Linkage’s Women in Leadership Institute™, an immersive experience which attracts more than 2000 women leaders across the globe each year.​Prior to joining Linkage, Kristen spent the last decade growing businesses within Corporate Executive Board (CEB), now Gartner. During her time there, she led multiple teams across the Talent Solutions business, focusing on conceptualizing, building, selling and delivering talent solutions based on CEB data. She resides in Old Town Alexandria with her husband and is an avid golfer, Barre3 enthusiast and reader.