Eleanor Tabi Haller-Jorden is the President and CEO of The Paradigm Forum GmbH (TPF), a global consultancy and think tank operating at the intersection of social justice and workplace innovation. TPF works with forward-thinking corporate, governmental and academic partners to translate strategy, communication and experience-based learning into positive organizational change.
Previously, Ms. Haller-Jorden held the position of Senior Vice President, Global Learning Strategies, at Catalyst, where she designed cutting-edge initiatives to promote organizational inclusion and innovation in diverse cultural contexts. As General Manager of Catalyst Europe (CE) upon its founding in 2006, she worked with distinguished European corporate and academic members, as well as governments, to establish its reputation as an effective and agile strategic partner. Under her direction, CE launched a series of high-level events, including CE Regional Learning Hubs, CE Regional Symposia and the European roll-out of the Catalyst CEO Summit.
Ms. Haller-Jorden has extensive leadership experience in both the private and public sectors. Apart from her work with Catalyst, she founded The Paradigm Group, an international consultancy noted for its research capabilities and programs in workplace design and cross-cultural management. She has held the positions of Officer at J.P. Morgan; Lead Partner at HNC Consulting; Executive Director at The Learning Labs; and Founder of the Public Policy Centre in Philadelphia (US). An early publication she co-authored for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency was hailed as “a definitive source for innovative public participation practices tied to environmental planning projects.”
Ms. Haller-Jorden is a frequent media contributor, speaker and lecturer. Recent speaking engagements include the European Commission 2014 International Women’s Day conference, where she gave the keynote address, and the Zurich-based chapter of TED. She has been interviewed for the Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, BBC and CNN, and featured in Profiles in Diversity Journal; Careerpreneurs (Lessons from Leading Women Entrepreneurs on Building a Career Without Boundaries) by Dorothy Perrin Moore; and Capitalizing on the Global Workforce by Michael S. Schell and Charlene Marmer Solomons.
Her board appointments and strategic advisory roles are numerous. She is Chairperson of The Humanity Initiative’s Executive Board, a member of the Global Advisory Council of The Gender Equality Project (TGEP) and, since 2014, a Strategic Advisor to TGEP’s commercial arm, EDGE Strategy AG. Other appointments include: UN Women National Committee Switzerland; Foundations for Learning, Executive Board; Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association, European Board; EU Steering Scientific Committee, Seventh Framework Programme, Meta-analysis for Gender and Science Research; Academy of Business and Society and Öko-Institut’s Advisory Board for the IMPACT initiative; Tosca Group Future of Organisations Consortium, Advisory Board; Bryn Mawr College, International Council; and Professional Women’s Network, Zug/Zurich Chapter, Vice President, Strategy.
Ms. Haller-Jorden has been appointed to two initiatives founded by Hillary Clinton: the Vital Voices Global Partnership as a Global Ambassador; and the Women in Public Service Project, notably as a faculty member during the 2013 Summer Institute Peacebuilding and Development. She has been named a European Thought Leader by the IBM Global Innovation Outlook initiative. In addition, she is a jury member for both the Cisco Networking Academy’s European & Emerging Market Awards and the Opportunity Now 2014 Awards.
In April 2013, she was appointed Visiting Scholar at IMD Business School.
Ms. Haller-Jorden attended Princeton University as an advanced standing scholar and Bryn Mawr College, where she earned her A.B. magna cum laude in History; she was named a Sage Fellow in Environmental Psychology and Facilities Management at Cornell University. She earned her M.Sc. in Industrial Relations from the London School of Economics and Political Science.