Back to All Staff Nora Gardner Senior Partner, McKinsey & Company Nora Gardner is the leader of the intersection between McKinsey’s organization and public sector practices. For the past 10 years, she has served clients across the public, private and social sectors, both in the United States and abroad, on issues related to talent management and organizational change. Gardner 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, Gardner held postdoctoral fellowships from the American Cancer Society and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. In 2015, Gardner was named “Working Mother of the Year” by Working Mother magazine.