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The Global Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Benchmarks

2021 GDEIB Expert Panellists

Elizabeth Kelan

Elizabeth Kelan


Elisabeth Kelan, PhD, is a Professor of Leadership and Organisation at Essex Business School, University of Essex. Her research focuses on women in leadership, men as change agents for gender equality, generations at work, and diversity and inclusion. She has published two books (Rising Stars - Developing Millennial Women as Leaders and Performing Gender) and numerous peer-reviewed articles in academic journals. Elisabeth Kelan held a British Academy Mid-Career Fellowship and was a Dahlem International Professor of Gender Studies at Freie Universität Berlin. She won various awards for her research and the Times featured her as one of the management thinkers to watch. Her research is regularly discussed in the media. She is an associate editor of the journal Gender, Work and Organization and is on the editorial boards of the British Journal of Management, Management Learning and Gender in Management. She is regularly providing thought-leadership and consulting to businesses and international organisations. Elisabeth Kelan worked at London Business School, King's College London, Cranfield School of Management, Zurich University and the London School of Economics and Political Science where she also earned her PhD.