Spring 2005 - Laura Liswood

Laura Liswood
Laura Liswood

*On March 29, 2005, Laura Liswood presented the lecture "Women’s World Leadership: Lessons and Myths."

Laura Liswood is co-founder and secretary general of the Council of Women World Leaders, which is composed of women presidents, prime ministers and heads of government. She is also managing director for global leadership and diversity at Goldman Sachs, where she was a senior advisor from 2002 to 2016, working on issues of globalization and workforce diversity.

A nationally recognized speaker, author and adviser, Liswood has contributed to leadership in the women’s community for more than 20 years as a member of the International Women’s Forum, Leadership America, and the Defense Advisory Committee on Women in the Services. From 1992 to 1996, as director of the Women’s Leadership Project, she interviewed 15 current and former women presidents and prime ministers, which is chronicled in her book and video documentary, Women World Leaders. In 1997, Liswood co-founded The White House Project, which is dedicated to electing a woman president of the United States.

She is the author of several books, including "Unveiling the Leadership Myth: Claiming a Women’s Right to Lead, Serving Them Right" and "The Loudest Duck."

Liswood’s professional experience includes CEO/president of the American Society for Training and Development; executive-level consulting to Fortune 500 and international companies; and executive and management positions in banking, cable and the airline industry. She holds a Bachelor of Arts from California State University-San Diego, a Master of Business Administration from the Harvard Business School and a law degree from the University of California-Davis.

For more information on Laura Liswood, please visit www.lauraliswood.com.