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Eleanor Haller-Jorden

Global Fellow


June 27, 2017 — May 27, 2018

Professional affiliation

President & CEO, The Paradigm Forum, GmbH

Wilson Center Projects

GWLI programmatic initiatives and regional outreach

Full Biography

Eleanor Tabi Haller-Jorden is the president and CEO of The Paradigm Forum GmbH (TPF), a global consultancy and think tank operating at the intersection of social justice and workplace innovation. TPF works with forward-thinking corporate, governmental and academic partners to translate strategy, communication and experience-based learning into positive organizational change.Previously, Ms. Haller-Jorden was the senior vice president of Global Learning Strategies at Catalyst, where she designed cutting-edge initiatives to promote organizational inclusion and innovation in diverse cultural contexts. She was the first general manager of Catalyst Europe, founded in 2006, where she partnered with distinguished corporate and academic members, as well as governments. Under her direction, Catalyst Europe launched a series of high-level events, including the Regional Learning Hubs, Regional Symposia and European roll-out of the Catalyst CEO Summit.Prior to Catalyst, Ms. Haller-Jorden held the positions of officer at J.P. Morgan; lead partner at HNC Consulting; executive director at The Learning Labs; and founder of the Public Policy Centre in Philadelphia. An early publication she co-authored for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency was hailed as “a definitive source for innovative public participation practices tied to environmental planning projects.”Ms. Haller-Jorden is a frequent speaker and recognized voice in the international media. Recently, she was invited to speak at the UN Secretary-General’s High-Level Panel on Women’s Economic Empowerment. She has given the keynote addresses at the Diversity Best Practices European Summit, National Diversity Women’s Business Leadership Conference, Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association Annual Summit, International Women’s Conference and European Commission International Women’s Day Conference; and speeches at 100 Women in Finance, the Women’s Forum and the Zurich-based chapter of TED convening events. She has been interviewed for the New York Times, Asahi Shinbun, Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, Business Today, Reuters, CNN, SRF2 Radio and BBC Radio 4; and was a commentator for “The New World of Work” on FNN.Her board appointments and advisory roles are numerous. In 2017, she was named a Wilson Center Global Fellow and joined the boards of India-based foundations Beyond Diversity and World of Opportunities for Women. She is a strategic advisor to EDGE Strategy, scholar-in-residence at Emma Willard School, and executive-in-residence at Bryn Mawr College and Babson College’s Center for Women’s Entrepreneurial Leadership. Other appointments include: UN Women National Committee Switzerland; executive board, Foundations for Learning; board of trustees, Milton Academy; advisory board, Business & Human Rights Platform, Lausanne Business School; European board, Healthcare Businesswomen's Association; EU Steering Scientific Committee, Seventh Framework Programme, Meta-analysis of Gender and Science Research; advisory board, IMPACT initiative, Öko-Institut Academy of Business and Society; and international council, Bryn Mawr College.Ms. Haller-Jorden was invited to join two initiatives founded by Hillary Clinton: the Vital Voices Global Partnership, as a global ambassador, and the Women in Public Service Project, as a faculty member during the Peacebuilding and Development Summer Institute. She has been named a European Thought Leader by the IBM Global Innovation Outlook initiative and a Woman Worth Watching by Profiles in Diversity Journal. In addition, she has acted as a jury member for the Cisco Networking Academy’s European & Emerging Market Awards, as well as the Opportunity Now Awards. Ms. Haller-Jorden has been featured in Careerpreneurs (Lessons from Leading Women Entrepreneurs on Building a Career Without Boundaries) by Dorothy Perrin Moore and Capitalizing on the Global Workforce by Michael S. Schell and Charlene Marmer Solomons.Since April 2013, she has been a visiting scholar at IMD Business School.Ms. Haller-Jorden attended Princeton University as an advanced standing scholar and Bryn Mawr College, where she earned a B.A. magna cum laude in History and received the Helen Taft Manning Prize in History. She was named a Sage Fellow in Design & Environmental Analysis at Cornell University, and holds a M.Sc. in Industrial Relations from the London School of Economics and Political Science.

Major Publications

Clean Air, Transportation & You - U.S. Environmental Protection Agency