Kristin Haffert

DE&I Leader, Coach and Facilitator, Co-Founder of Mine The Gap, The Leadership Edge’sDiversity, Equity & Inclusion Partner
“Working with such an exceptional, highly-talented team with nuanced expertise in the life science space is invaluable to me.”
culturally inquisitive


  • Initially a facilitator on The Leadership Edge’s leadership and women’s curricula, Kristin has developed The Leadership Edge’s DE&I offering in partnership with Jessica Grounds. 

  • Extensive international experience has brought her to every region, working on initiatives across business, politics, labor, government and civic life in more than 100 countries. She has worked with heads of state and other world leaders, the United Nations and multinational companies to support vibrant economies and democratic societies around the world through leadership development.

  • Deep expertise in supporting women leaders at every level of society globally and has authored curricula and various guides and publications. Kristin’s award-winning work includes spearheading high-profile international initiatives for women that have given them a platform to lead for change.


  • MS in Leadership, McDonough School of Business, Georgetown University

  • BA Political Science, Douglass College, Rutgers University

  • Certificate in International Studies, Rutgers University

  • Eagleton Institute of Politics, Undergraduate Associate


  • National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) of the Year Award

  • Public Leadership Education Network (PLEN) Outstanding Alumnae Award & Mentor Award

  • Non-profit Board service


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