Sylvia Ann Hewlett Associates LLC to Become Hewlett Chivée Partners in March 2013

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Name change for advisory firm, which provides talent, diversity and human capital strategies to companies and organizations around the world

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Today, Sylvia Ann Hewlett, the CEO and founder of Sylvia Ann Hewlett Associates LLC (SAHewlett) announced a name change for the boutique advisory firm, which provides tailored, high impact research based talent, diversity and human capital strategies to companies and organizations around the world. Starting in March 2013 SAHewlett will be called Hewlett Chivée Partners.

The new name reflects the strength and complementarities of the working relationship between Sylvia Ann Hewlett and Lauren Leader-Chivée. In her announcement of the name change at the February Summit of the Task Force for Talent Innovation held in New York City, Dr. Hewlett said: “Lauren has been a driving force in our venture, spearheading the creation of innovative and actionable solutions to today’s critical talent challenges. Her strategic vision, passionate commitment, and ability to deliver measurable results for clients has enabled our business to expand five-fold over the last few years.”

With this rebranding, Hewlett Chivée Partners, a boutique consultancy with offices in New York, San Francisco and London seeks to enhance its ability to provide strategic advisory services to companies and organizations across a wide variety of sectors. Their work supports companies across a wide range of industries, from professional and financial services to life sciences, media, technology and engineering.

“I’m honored to deepen my collaboration with Sylvia. Her vision, leadership and scholarship have changed the global talent conversation and had sizable impact. I’m proud of what we’ve accomplished as SAHewlett, and energized and excited about what lies ahead of us as Hewlett Chivée Partners,” said Ms. Chivée.

The name change goes hand in hand with an expansion of the firm’s core team to include Sandra Scharf, a former project manager at McKinsey with a specialty in talent management and leadership development; and Mike Abrams, a U.S. Marine Corps veteran who joined the firm from CNBC, where he was a producer. In the words of Hewlett, “this rebranding is not just a re-naming exercise, rather, it signals a deepening and enriching of our entire capacity, greatly enhancing our ability to unlock value and drive competitive success.”

Hewlett Chivée Partners will continue to leverage its exclusive alliance with the Center for Talent Innovation—a global think tank with a growing body of ground-breaking research on human capital, much of which has appeared in the Harvard Business Review.

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Sylvia Ann Hewlett is an economist and the founding president of the Center for Talent Innovation (CTI), a Manhattan-based think tank where she chairs the Task Force for Talent Innovation, a task force of 75 global companies committed to global talent innovation. Hewlett is the author of nine Harvard Business Review articles, eleven critically acclaimed nonfiction books and innumerable articles and studies. She also directs the Gender and Policy Program at the School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University. She is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, the Century Association and the World Economic Forum Council on Women’s Empowerment. A Kennedy Scholar and graduate of Cambridge University, Hewlett earned her PhD in economics at London University.

Lauren Leader-Chivée, partner, joined the Center for Talent Innovation in 2009 and led the advisory business to become Hewlett Chivée Partners. She has spent her career in human resources leadership and management consulting. Previously she advised hedge funds, investment banks and Fortune 500 companies as an independent talent management consultant and as part of the human capital practice at Booz & Company. Earlier in her career she was vice president of human resources at OfficeTiger, and held HR roles at Credit Suisse and Pfizer. Leader-Chivée is the co-author of CTI publications "Executive Presence," "Sponsor Effect UK," "The Battle for Female Talent in India" and "The X-Factor." She is a term member in the Council on Foreign Relations and a graduate of Barnard College.

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