Vivian has co-authored some of McKinsey’s most influential publications. McKinsey’s Solving the United Kingdom’s productivity puzzle in a digital age, showing that both human capital and technology are at the heart of improving productivity in the United Kingdom. Her pioneering work tying diversity to strong financial performance The Power of Parity (2016),Delivering through Diversity (2018), Diversity Wins: how inclusion matters (2020). Most recently, Vivian has written including Diversity still matters, highlighting the importance of inclusion and diversity for recovery from the current crisis and COVID-19 in the United Kingdom: Assessing Jobs at Risk and the impact on people and places.
Vivian is on the board of several significant business groups, charitable and education bodies including the Confederation of British Industry, the Mayor of London’s Business Advisory Board and Harvard Board of Overseers. Vivian is Chair of British American Business and Chair of Teach First, the UK’s leading education charity. She is a Trustee of The British Museum and sits on the governing board of the Southbank Centre and the US-UK Fulbright Commission.
Vivian is an inspirational speaker and a powerful advocate for non-traditional voices in the corporate world.
In 2018, Vivian was appointed Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire for services to the economy and women in business.
Vivian is an alumna of Harvard College and received her MBA from Harvard Business School.