Change Your Culture Exponentially

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In this dynamic keynote, Kristen will share how you can develop your top talent to prepare them to become the next senior leadership team by focusing on critical decision making skills, intellectual agility and the importance of sponsorship. By creating a more engaged, highly skilled and motivated team you will exponentially impact the global culture.

Kristen’s presentation will give a perspective into the importance of senior leadership’s focus on developing your next tier of senior leaders.


Kristen Ireland
Kristen Ireland
SVP, Leadership Initiatives,
Franchise Risk & Strategy

Kristen Ireland is an experienced talent management executive and is currently a Senior Vice President working with Franchise Risk & Strategy at Citi. She leads global high potential development programs and provides advisory services for various mentoring and diversity initiatives across the Franchise Risk & Strategy Organization at Citi. She has been with Citi since 2010. In her role, Kristen works closely with the Head of Franchise Risk & Strategy as well as the Chief Risk Officer to implement talent and leadership programs. Currently she manages a half dozen year-long developmental programs, including two keynote Global Risk Management Programs: Risk Traveling Fellows and Women in Risk. The Women in Risk Program has recently been showcased on The Glass Hammer online community as a standout Sponsorship Program in financial services.

Prior to joining Citi, Kristen worked at Shearman & Sterling LLP for over 5 years and served as a senior member on the global human resources team managing all associate development initiatives and programs, including mentorship, onboarding, coaching, performance management processes, and morale initiatives. She has spent extensive time as a consultant working with top tier professional services firms focusing on recruiting and training in law firms and financial services. Kristen Ireland graduated from Columbia University with an M.A. in Organizational Psychology and an Ed.M in Counseling Psychology and Magna Cum Laude and as a member of the Psi Chi Honor Society from Rutgers University with a B.A. in Psychology.

Previously, Kristen has been a speaker at the National Association for Law Placement Professionals (NALP) Yearly Conference as well as the Association for Continuing Legal Education (ACLEA) Yearly Conference. Kristen spent over 4 years as an adjunct faculty member with the Practising Law Institute (PLI). She served on the board of the international not for profit, The Foundation for Post Conflict Development (FPCD) for over 5 years.

Kristen has lived in Manhattan for over 15 years and currently resides on the Upper East Side with her husband Michael and their two children, Lauren and Matthew.