Heidi K. Gardner is a Distinguished Fellow at Harvard Law School's Center on the Legal Profession, where she serves as a Lecturer on Law and Faculty Chair of the Accelerated Leadership Program. She was previously a Harvard Business School professor, McKinsey consultant, and Fulbright scholar. Gardner has lived and worked on four continents. Find Heidi Gardner at hls.harvard.edu/faculty/directory/11330/Gardner and linkedin.com/in/heidi-k-gardner-ab5b825, and follow on Twitter @heidigardnerphd.
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