Gardner is managing partner of the Washington, D.C. office of McKinsey. Nora serves clients across the public, private, and social sectors on issues related to talent management and organizational change.
Nora led the development of McKinsey’s Talent System Assessment Tool, which performs a quick, qualitative diagnostic of an organization’s talent-management practices and outcomes to report on the organization’s current state and where it should focus its improvement efforts.
Prior to joining McKinsey, Nora held postdoctoral fellowships from the American Cancer Society and the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). In 2015, Nora was named “Working Mother of the Year” by Working Mother magazine.