Principal Consultant, Udarta Consulting LLC
Leslie Traub offers her clients exceptional facilitation and training, inspiring and evidentiary instructional designs, meaningful organizational change, and transformative personal development. With more than 30 years of experience leading diversity, inclusion, and change management initiatives, Leslie creates sustainable systems of change that yield greater social belonging, organizational performance, and possibility.
As a Principal Consultant and former Partner with Cook Ross, Leslie has developed an international reputation for leading systems-based change in shifting organizations’ lenses and practices on diverse talent towards greater equity for all. She has substantial experience leading engagements on gender inclusion, inclusive leadership, and mitigating bias in talent management and decision making, with many of her clients representing Fortune 100 companies and large non-profit organizations.
Leslie has a particular passion for bringing together white women and women of color to explore dynamics of race and allyship on increasing equity in organizations. In addition to her consulting roles in Udarta and Cook Ross, Leslie is the Master Facilitator for Vortex Ignite, a residential global personal leadership development program for high-impact leaders at all phases of their lives searching for greater peace, grounding and values-based decision-making.
Leslie has worked and lived in numerous cultures and countries, bringing her personal experience and sensibility to her work in cultural competence and cultural communication. Leslie spent the first 10 years of her career providing consulting services to national primary healthcare programs in West Africa. Throughout her career, she has served as a guest lecturer at numerous U.S. academic institutions including Georgetown University, University of Southern California, and Johns Hopkins University.
Leslie is a Fellow in change management from Johns Hopkins University, holds a Master of Science in biostatistics and epidemiology from Tulane University, and a Bachelor of Arts in economics from Wheaton College in Massachusetts. She has large, beautiful family, and is reviving her love of painting.
Senior Advisor of the Wallenberg Foundation Investment Committee & Board Member of the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation