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Kathleen M. Lingle, M.S.

Kathie Lingle leads WorldatWork’s Alliance for Work-Life Progress (AWLP) to advance work-life as part of an integrated total rewards strategy. AWLP defines and acknowledges best practices and innovation, facilitates dialogue, and elevates work-life thought leadership.

Lingle is a member of the Conference Board’s Work-Life Leadership Council, for which she served as co-chair for several years. She serves on WorldatWork’s AWLP Strategy Board and is a former member of the steering committee of the Boston College Work-Life Roundtable.

Prior to her current position at WorldatWork, Lingle served as National Work-Life Director at KPMG LLP where she was the primary architect of KPMG’s historic Work Environment Initiative, a multi-year culture change initiative that continues to evolve. She was an organization effectiveness consultant for Watson Wyatt and director of Work-Life Training at the Families and Work Institute (FWI) in New York. While at FWI, Lingle oversaw a three-year evaluation study of Johnson & Johnson’s groundbreaking work-family initiative.

In 2007, Lingle received the FWI Work-Life Legacy award for her leadership in the work-life profession. As an internationally recognized expert, Lingle has often been quoted in The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Fortune, Working Mother, Boston Globe, Washington Post, Chicago Tribune, and broadcast media such as CNN. She is a sought after keynote speaker and has presented to large audiences as far away as Singapore and throughout North America. A former Peace Corps volunteer in South America, she is fluent in Spanish.

Professional Designations/Accreditations:
Work-Life Certified Professional (WLCP)

M.S. in Child Development and Family Systems (now “Human Ecology”) from Ohio State University in Columbus
B.A. in Diplomacy and World Affairs from Occidental College in Los Angeles


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