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Business Leadership

Our purpose is to unite and empower a diverse global community of scholars, developmental practitioners, business leaders, and students, by fostering insightful collaboration and knowledge exchange. Our mission is to enrich and advance the practice of business leadership, transforming it into a powerful catalyst for positive change and sustainable impact in societies and economies worldwide. Through innovative events, training, and discussions, we commit to nurturing leadership that is ethical, forward-thinking, and dedicated to adding value across all sectors of society.

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Member Community Leaders

ILA Member Community leaders serve as ILA’s trusted experts in the field of leadership

Cheryl Harris

Cheryl Harris

Co-Chair

Senior Vice President, Sourcing and Procurement Solutions, Allstate Insurance Company

Chair-Elect

Kathleen Curran

Kathleen Curran, PhD ACC

Chair

Principal, Intercultural Systems Consulting

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Contact Community Leaders at businessleadership@ilaglobalnetwork.org

Executive Leadership Team

Our activities and programs are organized by this dedicated team of member volunteers. If you would like to deepen your engagement, please use the email above to contact us about volunteer opportunities.

Deb Mynar-Kowalchuk
Communications Lead
PhD Candidate – Organizational Leadership, Eastern University

Angela Craig, PhD
Engagement Lead
Assistant Professor, Northwest University

Cheryl Harris
Community Advocate
Senior Vice President, Sourcing and Procurement Solutions, Allstate Insurance Company

Priorities and Projects

Serve Business Leaders

Implementing projects that serve the needs of business leaders

Advance Corporate Knowledge

Advancing leadership knowledge & practice for a better corporate world

Engage Leadership Community

Creating opportunities for members to become involved in the business leadership community

Expand ILA Network

Strengthening the ILA business leadership network by attracting and enrolling new corporate and individual members

Tailored Conference Programs

Organizing focused conference programs to specifically meet the needs of business leaders

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Presenter & Attendee Opportunities

ILA’s member communities make up the foundation of ILA’s Global Conference topic focused streams.  Submit your session proposal and attend this premier conference.  

Engage in Vibrant Discussions

Navigate ILA Intersections, an exclusive online member resource. Engage in vibrant discussions with like-minded leaders, access members-only resources and ILA’s online member directory.

Volunteer

Our activities and programs are organized by our dedicated team of member volunteers. If you would like to deepen your engagement, please email us about volunteer opportunities at businessleadership@ilaglobalnetwork.org.

Resources

The ILA offers a wide variety of leadership resources to help you elevate your leadership research and practice.

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Leaders Do Not Abandon DEI Initiatives

In today’s climate of political, cultural, ideological, and legislative pushback on diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts, what can leaders do to accelerate DEI work rather than retreat? ILA Fellow and Lifetime Achievement Award winner Dr. Stella M. Nkomo shares five evidence-based reasons DEI in the workplace is the right decision.

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