DiversityInc Events: Michael Fenlon

michael-fenlonMichael Fenlon

Mike Fenlon leads the Global & US Talent strategy and organization for PwC, a global network of nearly 200,000 people across 158 countries. He is an experienced global leader in Talent and Development strategy, development, and in applying research and analytics to drive innovation. His current responsibilities include talent acquisition, brand and social media, STEM talent strategy, talent management and analytics.

Mike is passionate about diversity and inclusion and believes this is one of the keys to innovation and competitiveness in the 21st century. Mike developed and leads “Aspire to Lead: PwC’s forum on inclusive leadership,” the first-ever global, university based forum which brings together women and men to work on gender equality (www.pwc.aspire.com) and has included executive co-sponsors from Facebook, Google, Lean In and other thought leaders. Mike is also co-leading PwC’s global partnership with the United Nations HeForShe initiative.

Mike was a faculty member of the Columbia Business School executive education team that was ranked by The Financial Times as #1 in the world. He directed programs including: The Fundamentals of Management: Highlights of the MBA and the Columbia Senior Executive Program, in addition to custom programs for global clients.

As Associate Dean at Columbia Business School, he led Executive MBA programs in New York, partnerships with the London Business School and with Haas School-Berkeley, and taught a popular course on Executive Leadership. He delivered leadership development programs in the non-profit and government sectors, and served in Executive Programs at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.

Earlier in his career he worked as a Principal Consultant with Price Waterhouse in strategic and organizational change. He was also Assistant Dean for Columbia College and the School of Engineering and Applied Science at Columbia University.

Publications include “Developing Leaders and Teams Who Build Exceptional Client Relationships,” for the Pfeiffer Annual on Leadership Development; “Where Counting Counts” for HR Magazine on using data analytics to drive strategic change; and “Rethinking Retention Strategies: Work-life Versus Deferred Compensation in a Total Rewards Strategy” in the World at Work. He has been featured in The Financial Times, The New York Times and Fox Televison Business News. He was educated at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, and Columbia University where he received three master’s degrees and a Ph.D.

Mike resides in New York, where he and his wife Dana are raising four children. He is an avid runner and is active in his local community.