Leading NOW Appoints Kelly Lockwood Primus to CEO Role

3 min read | Diane Coffey Chaput

BOSTON - Dec. 17, 2020 - PRLog --

Leading NOW, the global advisor to organizations seeking to change mindsets, behaviors, and cultures to be inclusive for all, announces the appointment of Kelly Lockwood Primus as Chief Executive Officer, effective immediately.

Formerly the CEO & President of Leading Women, which was recently acquired by Leading NOW, Primus' extraordinary work growing Leading Women into a global organization with a focus on proprietary research was a key factor in her selection. The newly-merged organization sought a strong leader to propel the company's growth trajectory. The remainder of the organization's restructure will continue under her guidance.

"I am excited to have Kelly join our organization and take over the role of CEO," said Gretchen Sussman, Chief Commercial Officer of Leading NOW. "Her many years of experience in business and women's leadership development, along with the successful impact Leading Women's research and solutions have had globally, have proven Kelly to be an exceptional leader in the DE&I space, and the perfect person to lead our organization as we help clients reach their inclusive talent & culture goals."

"I'm honored to be selected and to have the opportunity to lead an organization where research is at the epicenter to creating transformative solutions," said Kelly Lockwood Primus. "As we utilize our unique approach and world-class research to expand our DE&I offerings to our clients, Leading NOW's global reach will extend beyond our current footprint and drive positive business outcomes for organizations who are focused on inclusion for all."


Leading NOW is defining the future of inclusive leadership development for the 21st Century. As the epicenter of new knowledge and the pinnacle of transformative solutions, Leading NOW is the global advisor to organizations--changing mindsets, behaviors, and cultures to be inclusive for all. Leading NOW's research nucleus, The Gender Dynamics Institute and the Center for Diversity & Inclusion bring together the world's greatest minds in DE&I, to share insights, observations, and discoveries to provide guidance to existing Leading Women & Leading Forward solutions, and to recommend the creation of new experiential solutions to help clients reach their inclusive talent & culture goals. For more information, visit www.LeadingNOW.biz. #FutureForward

Leading NOW is a certified women-owned business.



Diane Chaput
VP Communications & Engagement
Leading NOW
+1 508-341-7352


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