Karen Sumberg

Karen Sumberg is executive vice president at the Center for Talent Innovation and a senior manager with the CTI’s advisory services practice Sylvia Ann Hewlett Associates. She is an expert in gender, sponsorship, career-pathing and communications and leads research projects for the CTI including “The Sponsor Effect,” “The Power of ‘Out’: LGBT in the Workplace,” and “Bookend Generations: Leveraging Talent and Finding Common Ground.” She is coauthor of two Harvard Business Review articles “For LGBT Workers, Being Out Brings Advantages,” “How Gen Y & Boomers Will Reshape Your Agenda,” as well as the Harvard Business Review Research Reports The Athena Factor: Reversing the Brain Drain in Science, Engineering, and Technology and The Sponsor Effect, CTI reports Off-Ramps and On-Ramps Revisited, Off-Ramps and On-Ramps Japan and Sustaining High Performance in Difficult Times and Harvard Business online blogs.

Prior to joining CTI, Sumberg worked in Japan and Australia and has experience in the publishing industry with a focus on marketing and communications. Sumberg received her BA from the University of Maryland and her MBA from Fordham University.