Jane Stevenson

Vice Chairman, Board & CEO Services, Korn Ferry International

Jane Edison Stevenson is Vice Chairman, Board & CEO Services at Korn Ferry, with offices in Atlanta and New York. She leads the firm’s Global CEO Succession Practice and regularly serves Fortune 500 clients and high-growth companies on CEO and board succession, leadership development, recruitment, top team effectiveness, and innovation leadership issues. She has been acknowledged by BusinessWeek as one of the “100 Most Influential Search Consultants in the World.”

A thought leader on governance and innovation, Jane has appeared in numerous media outlets globally including BusinessWeek, Fortune, Bloomberg, Reuters, The Wall Street Journal, Innovation Excellence, Leader’s Edge, and Strategy+Business. Jane is also an accomplished public speaker for Fortune 500 clients and at select venues including The Detroit Economic Club, The Simmons Leadership Conference, The US Department of Treasury, The World Summit on Innovation, NACD, and ODX.

Jane co-authored the best-selling business book, Breaking Away:  How Great Leaders Create Innovation that Drives Sustainable Growth—And Why Others Fail (McGraw Hill 2011), which is now available in the USA, Canada, The United Kingdom, Turkey, and China, and will soon be expanding to Latin America. She is a recent recipient of the prestigious Maurice Holland Award for her writing on innovation and was a 2014 recipient of Korn Ferry’s Lester Korn Founder’s Award.

Jane is a Trustee on the Board of the Committee for Economic Development (CED), where she serves as a member of the Policy & Impact Committee, and is Co-Chair of the Women’s Economic Contribution Committee.

Authored Content

  • Jun 13 2017
    Blog Post From Commitments to Results: Building a Pipeline of Women CEOs When it comes to developing women leaders in Corporate America the numbers don’t lie: only 27 Fortune 500 companies are currently run by women, and women only represent 20 percent of Fortune 500 board seats. To give credit where it is due, however, we are seeing more and more companies addressing this lack of diversity […] Jane Stevenson, Laura Gordon