Principal Researcher, Human Capital
The Conference Board
Laura Sabattini, PhD, is the Principal Researcher in the Human Capital Center, specializing in diversity and inclusion (D&I). Laura is an experienced consultant, researcher, and educator with expertise on issues of global diversity, equity, and inclusion; leadership and talent development; and work-life effectiveness. Previously, she was a Vice President of Research at Catalyst Inc., where she led research analyzing key barriers to inclusion in the workplace, organizational culture, and best practices, with a focus on global perspectives and variations. She published several research reports and book chapters on her areas of expertise.
Laura’s experience includes consulting with a variety of regional and global organizations to support leadership development and learning activities, strategic planning around D&I, as well as program evaluation and assessments. She is also an adjunct Associate Professor of Public Administration at New York University’s Robert F. Wagner School of Public Service, where she teaches graduate courses on leadership and gender in the workplace.
Laura holds a MS and PhD in social psychology from the University of California, Santa Cruz, and a BA in work and organizational psychology from the University of Padova, Italy.