The trail-blazing team behind Hewlett Consulting Partners reflects the value that we place on diversity of background, education and professional experience.
Sylvia Ann Hewlett
Carolyn Buck Luce
Sylvia Ann Hewlett is the founding president and CEO of the Center for Talent Innovation, and the founder of Hewlett Consulting Partners LLC. She's the co-director of the Women's Leadership Program at the Columbia Business School and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the Century Association. An economist with 20 years of experience in global talent management, Hewlett has particularly focused on the "power of difference" and the challenges and opportunities faced by women, minorities and other previously excluded groups. She has forged a signature style of enquiry which blends hard data and rigorous analysis with concrete solutions and on-the-ground action.
She is the author of eleven Harvard Business Review articles and twelve critically acclaimed books, including When the Bough Breaks (winner of a Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Book Award); Off-Ramps and On-Ramps; Winning the War for Talent in Emerging Markets; Forget a Mentor, Find a Sponsor(named one of the best business books of 2013 by the Globe and Mail and winner of the 2014 Axiom book award); and Executive Presence: The Missing Link Between Merit and Success (an Amazon "Best Book of the Month," June 2014). In 2014 she was recognized as the Most Influential International Thinker by HR magazine and was honored by the European Diversity Awards with its Global Diversity Award. Her writings have appeared in the New York Times, Financial Times, and Wall Street Journal, she's a featured blogger on the HBR Blog Network. In 2011 she received the Isabel Benham Award from the Women's Bond Club, and a Women of the Year Award from the Financial Women's Association, and in 2013 she received a Work Life Legacy Award from the Families and Work Institute. READ MORE
Hewlett has taught at Cambridge, Columbia, and Princeton universities and has held fellowships at the Institute for Public Policy Research in London and the Center for the Study of Values in Public Life at Harvard. In the 1980s she became the first woman to head the Economic Policy Council, a nonprofit composed of 125 business and labor leaders.
Hewlett is a sought-after speaker on the international stage. She has keynoted International Women's Day at the IMF, given the featured address at Pfizer's Emerging Markets Leadership Summit in Dubai, and spoken at the White House. She is a frequent guest on TV and radio programs, appearing on The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer, Charlie Rose, ABC World News Tonight, The Today Show, The View, BBC World News, and Talk of the Nation—and she has been lampooned on Saturday Night Live.
A Kennedy Scholar and graduate of Cambridge University, Hewlett earned her PhD in economics at London University.
Ripa Rashid, managing partner at Hewlett Consulting Partners and executive vice president at the Center for Talent Innovation, specializes in global talent strategies. She spent over a decade as a management consultant with leading global firms including Booz & Company, PwC, and Mitchell Madison Group, and held senior positions at MetLife and Time Warner. Coauthor of Winning the War for Talent in Emerging Markets: Why Women are the Solution (Harvard Business Review Press, 2011), Asians in America: Unleashing the Potential of the "Model Minority", the book Growing Global Executives: The New Competencies (Center for Talent Innovation, 2015), as well as numerous reports and whitepapers, and has been featured by Fox News, Bloomberg, Newsweek, The Times of India, Hindustan Times, South China Morning Post and China Radio International, among other international media. Rashid has lived and worked in North America, Europe, Asia, and South America, and speaks four languages. She earned an AB cum laude in astronomy and astrophysics from Harvard University, an MA in anthropology from New York University and an MBA from INSEAD.
Carolyn Buck Luce is executive in residence at Center for Talent Innovation and senior managing director at Hewlett Consulting Partners. She was previously the Global Pharmaceutical Sector Leader at Ernst & Young LLP where she coordinated worldwide relationships with global pharmaceutical corporations. In addition, she served on various management and leadership committees at Ernst & Young and was the Senior Advisor to Ernst & Young's Professional Women's Network for the tri-state area. Buck Luce also is an adjunct professor at Columbia's Graduate School of International and Public Affairs teaching "Women and Power." She is the coauthor of several Harvard Business Review articles. She served on the NYC Commission on Women's Issues and on the board of the New York Women's Foundation, and is a director on various corporate boards. Buck Luce is the recipient of the HBA 2012 WOTY (Woman of the Year). She graduated Phi Beta Kappa as well as magna cum laude from Georgetown University and received her MBA from Columbia University.
Fabiola Dieudonné is a senior advisor at Hewlett Consulting Partners. A co-author of CTI's research on Executive Presence, she focuses on HCP's suite of strategic interventions that advance diverse talent in the workplace. Dieudonne is also co-author of recent CTI publication, Athena Factor 2.0: Accelerating Female Talent in Science, Engineering & Technology. Prior to joining HCP, she served as Senior Associate Director of Programs at Youth, I.N.C. (Improving Nonprofits for Children), consulting to nonprofits in fundraising and board development while managing a wide range of external stakeholder relationships. Dieudonné serves as an advisor to New York-based nonprofit, The Child HELP Partnership. She holds a BS from Boston University and a MPA from New York University's Robert F. Wagner School of Public Service.