A fellow at the London School of Economics’ Centre for Economic Performance (CEP) and a director at the Ashridge Strategic Management Centre, Homkes is also a partner at GrowthX Corporate and a mentor at GrowthX, where she combines her experience scaling entrepreneurial start-ups and advising enterprises attempting to embed more innovative ways of working and scale internal ventures.
Homkes is a member of several advisory boards, including the Silicon Valley Growth Syndicate, and leads a global active learning program for the Young Presidents' Organization. She has also directed the joint McKinsey & Co./CEP Global Management Matters project since 2007, and serves on several commissions relating to productivity, management, and competitiveness policies. Homkes regularly speaks at international conferences and forums, has written for publications such as the Harvard Business Review, Businessweek, Fortune, and Forbes, and has co-authored work featured in the Economist, Financial Times, and Fast Company.
A Marshall Scholar, Homkes received her Ph.D. and M.Sc. in international economy from the London School of Economics and was Indiana University’s sole Herman B Wells Scholar in 2005. In addition to her degree from the College of Arts and Sciences, Homkes earned a B.S. with honors in business administration with majors in finance, accounting, and international studies. She previously served as a fellow at the White House’s President’s Council of Economic Advisors and has worked in management and strategy consulting for Bain & Co. in Chicago.