Lex Schroeder is a strategy and operations leader/writer breaking open new conversations about the future of work. A longtime editor in the systems thinking community, she has led strategic initiatives at The Lean Enterprise Institute and The Berkana Institute. In 2015, she served as Founding Editor and Co-Lead of The Lean Post at lean.org. She also led communications for LEI’s Lean Product and Process Development initiative with Jim Morgan.
From 2020-2022, Lex served as Senior Program Manager on Twitter’s Operational Design and Effectiveness Team, working to improve the processes by which the team worked to make the platform safer while improving safety for workers. From 2014-2016, Lex headed up strategy at Take The Lead, a national nonprofit dedicated to gender parity in leadership. With Feminists at Work, Lex co-produced the Entrepreneurial Feminist Forum in Toronto in 2017 and 2018. Her clients include Harvard Innovation Labs, The Outside, HEART, Modus Cooperandi, and more.,
Lex is the editor of six books including The Change Questions: A Playbook for Lasting and Effective Change by D. Lynn Kelley with John Shook, Transforming Leader Paradigms by Jim Luckman and Olga Flory, Thinking about Respect by Lean Transformations Group, Follow the Learner: The Role of the Leader in Creating a Lean Culture by Dr. Sami Bahri, and Making Money Moves that Matter: A Guide to Gender Lens Investing by Tuti B. Scott. She’s also edited industry thought leaders in investing, philanthropy, DEIB, and sustainability/living systems.She has presented talks at Yale, See Jane Do’s Passion-Into-Action Conference, the Harvard Graduate School of Education, and Harvard School of Public Health. Her views on leadership have been featured in Fast Company & ELLE France. In 2015, Lex was selected by strategy + business magazine as one of 10 thought leaders to map the history of management ideas and distill trends for the future of work.
Lex currently works as a Senior Manager of Technology Transformation Enablement in the Office of the CIO at Ryder System, Inc.