Dr. Lynn Schäfer is an Affiliated Researcher and former head of the Talent Management Institute (2014-2020). From 2011-2014 she was a research assistant at the Chair of Human Resource Management and Intercultural Leadership at the ESCP Business School Berlin campus, and as such she was involved in several research projects, taught courses on human resource management and organisational behaviour for Master’s and executive courses and wrote her PhD on the topic of context-oriented perspectives on talent management. Her research projects focused on talent management in Germany, for instance gender inclusion in talent management practices in the German media industry and talent management in medium-sized companies in Germany, and she also conducted a research project on talent management and the promotion of women professionals in the software services sector at the Indian Institute of Management Bangalore in India.
Next to ESCP, Lynn is also affilated to a consulting network (subject:RESOUL) where she works as a trainer and coach. Prior to joining the ESCP, she also worked as an HR practitioner in the area of talent relationship management, recruitment, training and management development at McKinsey & Company in Germany and Bertelsmann in Guetersloh and China.