Chief Consulting Officer and Chair of the Board
Cook Ross Inc.

Exceptional facilitation and training, incomparable instructional design, powerful organizational change, impressive social science research, and transformative personal development—these are the award-winning talents that Leslie Traub offers each Cook Ross client. With more than 25 years of experience leading diversity, inclusion, and change management initiatives, Leslie creates sustainable systems of change that yield greater performance, profit, and possibility.

Since joining Cook Ross in 1994, Leslie has developed an international reputation for leading systems based change in shifting an organization’s lenses and practices on diverse talent, especially for women. She leads major engagements with financial and professional services, legal, energy, scientific organizations, and numerous federal agencies.

Leslie has worked and lived in numerous cultures and countries. She brings this personal experience and passion to her work in cultural competence and cultural communication in her corporate, professional services, association, and not-for-profit consulting practice. Leslie spent the first 10 years of her career consulting to national primary health care programs in West Africa, conducting operations research on service delivery and national program evaluations. She has served as guest lecturer at University of Maryland, Johns Hopkins University Carey School of Business, Georgetown University, George Washington University School of Global Health, Long Island University, and George Mason University.

Leslie is a Fellow in Change Management from Johns Hopkins University, holds a Masters in Biostatistics and Epidemiology from Tulane University.