Vice President, Head of ESG Practice
Prior to joining Corbin, Leahruth worked extensively in corporate governance and nonprofit consulting. At Georgeson, a premiere proxy solicitation and corporate governance consulting firm, she managed shareholder engagement campaigns, which first introduced her to the growing importance of ESG from the investor perspective. At Equilar, an executive compensation and board data firm, Leahruth managed content and thought leadership for corporate governance conferences, co-hosted with Nasdaq, that addressed issues such as shareholder engagement, diversity in the boardroom, human capital management, and ESG, among other topics.
After graduating from Columbia Business School in 2016, Leahruth relocated to Chicago where she founded Girlspeak, a public speaking and empowerment program for middle and high school age girls. She was accepted into Google’s competitive Google for Entrepreneurs mentorship program and was a member at 1871, Chicago’s preeminent startup incubator. In 2019, Leahruth began consulting with the nonprofit Free Bikes 4 Kidz. Having worked with public companies, institutional investors and nonprofit organizations, Leahruth has developed a wide breadth of experience and understanding of the CSR and ESG landscape.
Leahruth earned her B.A. from Carleton College in Northfield, MN where she graduated cum laude and attended Columbia University’s M.B.A. program in NYC where she was accepted into the competitive Columbia Startup Lab for aspiring entrepreneurs.
Leahruth serves on the board of Advocate Illinois Masonic Hospital, where she is Chair of the Recruitment Committee. She lives in Chicago, is an avid student at Core Power Yoga, where she finds balance and strength and is an academic tutor and mentor for middle and high school age students.
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