About CAROLYN BUCK LUCE

Carolyn Buck Luce

Carolyn has served in a variety of capacities in advancing women’s leadership including past Board Chair of the New York Women’s Foundation, member of the Global Advisory board of the Healthcare Women’s Business Association.

 

Carolyn is a gifted strategist and teacher who has spent her career building highly effective businesses and teams.  She has been a leader concurrently in both the private and public/non-profit sectors for the last four decades.

Carolyn spent the last two decades as a Principal at E&Y, most recently as Global Life Sciences Leader responsible for serving global life sciences companies with management consulting, risk, tax and M&A solutions. She is widely regarded as a provocative and insightful thought leader with her perspectives on the future of Pharma 3.0 as the “third place” in the transforming health care system. She is a frequent speaker at industry events.

Prior to joining Ernst & Young, Carolyn spent seventeen years in lending, investment banking, consulting and government service. She started her career working for the US State Department in the Soviet Union, stationed in Uzbekistan, Azerbaijan and Moscow.

Carolyn has served in a variety of capacities in advancing women’s leadership including past Board Chair of the New York Women’s Foundation, member of the Global Advisory board of the Healthcare Women’s Business Association, and, in 2007, she was appointed by Mayor Bloomberg as a Commissioner of the New York City Commission on Women’s Issues. She is also the co-Founder of a multi-company task force on talent innovation exploring “The Hidden Brain Drain – Women & Minorities as Unrealized Assets” and is the co-author, along with Dr. Sylvia Hewlett, of multiple articles published in the Harvard Business Review, including a groundbreaking 2005 article entitled ” On Ramps and Off Ramps – Keeping Talented Women on the Road to Success” and a 2008 article entitled “The Athena Factor – Reversing the Brain Drain in Science, Engineering and Technology.

Today, concurrent with her responsibilities at Imaginal Labs, Carolyn is the Executive-in-Residence at the Center for Talent Innovation where she is leading a global research project, “The Power of the Purse: The Implications of the SHEconomy on the Transformation of the Healthcare Industry”, scheduled for publication Fall, 2014.  Carolyn is also an adjunct Professor at Columbia University teaching “Women and Power”.

Her passion for the transformation of the HC industry and the advancement of women came together as she was named the HBA 2012 Woman of the Year.

Carolyn and Rob are committed to their families, their children and to living a life of meaning, purpose and adventure.  Whether facilitating in the Boardroom, climbing to the summit of Mt, Kilimanjaro, or working with indigenous leaders in the jungles of the Amazon, Carolyn and Rob are life-long learners and bring their experiences to their work with courageous leaders.