Jeanne Meister

Founding Partner, Future Workplace
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Jeanne is Partner of Future Workplace, ( a consulting firm dedicated to assisting organizations in re-thinking, re-imagining, and re-inventing the workplace. Jeanne is the receipt of the Distinguished Contribution in Workplace Learning Award by the Association For Talent Development (ATD). This award is given to one executive each year honoring their contribution and body of work in the field of workplace learning. Jeanne’s name is synonymous with the establishment and institutionalization of global corporate universities. Jeanne is the author of three books, Corporate Quality Universities, Corporate Universities, and Jeanne’s latest book, The 2020 Workplace: How Innovative Companies Attract, Develop & Keep Tomorrow’s Employees Today (Harper Collins), which is in its 13th printing.

The 2020 Workplace book has been recognized as one of the top 30 business books for 2010 by Soundview, is on the bestseller list for 800-CEO-READ, and is the 2011 winner of the Bellwether Award by Community College Futures Assembly, recognizing an innovative body of work that will lead community colleges into the future. The 2020 Workplace has also won the Axiom Business Book Award in the Bronze category for Best Business Book for Human Resource Professionals.

In 2015, Jeanne was named to the list of the top 50 Influencers in Corporate Human Resources and Recruiting by Glassdoor ( She is also on the Board of Advisors for Kronos Workforce Institute. Bizzabo lists Jeanne on the Top 25 Most Engaging Speakers in HR for 2014.

Jeanne and her firm, Future Workplace, launched the 2020 Workplace Network, a consortium of 55 organizations who convene twice a year to discuss debate and share “next” practices in talent acquisition and corporate learning. Future Workplace also offers a range of on-site workshops targeted to developing a new set of skills to thrive in the 2020 workplace, including Prepare Now for 2020 Workplace™, The Leader In 2020™, Building Generational IQ™, and The HR Leader Of the Future™. Future Workplace has worked with the following organizations over the past year: Anthem, American Express, Disney, General Electric, QVC, Turner Broadcasting Systems, US Office Of Personnel Management, to name a few of the recent engagements.

Jeanne’s books have been translated into Spanish, Portuguese, and Chinese. In addition, Jeanne has written articles in such publications as AACSB, Association of Business Schools, Chronicle of Higher Education, CLO Magazine, Financial Times, Fast Company, Harvard Business Review, Harvard Management Update, HR Executive, Journal of Business Strategy, TRAINING, T&D Magazine, Outlook, a publication of Accenture, People & Strategy Journal, and Workforce Management. Her article Mentoring Millennials, published in the Harvard Business Review, was an extension of the concepts in The 2020 Workplace book. Jeanne has also written a chapter in the Harvard Business Review publication entitled, Guide To Getting The Mentoring You Need, focusing on the growth of mentoring and reverse mentoring among organizations.

Jeanne was previously Vice President of Market Development at Accenture (

Finally, Jeanne is a Contributor to Forbes Magazine writing a column entitled 2020 Workplace: Preparing For the Future. A list of recent columns can be found at: Jeanne is a guest columnist and a member of the Executive Board for CLO Magazine. Jeanne lives in New York City with her husband, and daughter, who is her “case study” on what Millennials require from employers. Jeanne is an avid cook and is on the board of directors of the Mahaiwe Center for Performing Arts in Great Barrington, MA as well as a volunteer for Columbia County Land Conservancy advocating to conserve farmland, forests, wildlife habitat and the rural character of Columbia County, New York.


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