Karen Stephenson

Dr. Karen Stephenson is a corporate anthropologist and a pioneer and "leader in the growing field of social-network business consultants," hailed by Business 2.0 as "The Organization Woman." In 2007, she was one of only three women recognized in Random House's Guide to the Management Gurus. In 2006, she was named as the first Houghton Hepburn Fellow at Bryn Mawr College for her groundbreaking contributions to civic engagement. In 2001, her consulting firm Netform was recognized as one of the top 100 leading innovation companies by CIO Magazine. In 2000 when she was featured in a New Yorker article by Malcolm Gladwell about the social dynamics of office spaces. A global nomad, she has been sighted at the Rotterdam School of Management at Erasmus University where she currently lectures. This was preceded by 5 years at the Harvard School of Design and 10 years at the UCLA Anderson Graduate School of Management. She received her Ph.D. in Anthropology at Harvard University, an M.A. in Anthropology at the University of Utah, and B.A. in Art & Chemistry at Austin College, TX. You can read about her company at http://www.netform.com.