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Role Players 2017

Elisabeth Kelan

Professor of Leadership
Cranfield School of Management

Elisabeth Kelan, PhD, is a Professor of Leadership at Cranfield School of Management and the Director of the Global Centre for Gender and Leadership. Her award-winning research focuses on gender and leadership, generations in organizations, leadership and diversity and inclusion. She has published two books (Rising Stars - Developing Millennial Women as Leaders and Performing Gender, both with Palgrave) and numerous peer-reviewed articles in academic journals and practitioner reports. She is the series editor for the Routledge Studies in Gender and Organizations book series, an associate editor of the journal Gender, Work and Organization and she is on the editorial board of the British Journal of Management and Management Learning.

The Times featured her as one of the management thinkers to watch and she has been named a HR Most Influential Thinker by HR Magazine. She sits on the advisory board of the Women's Empowerment Principles, a partnership initiative of UN Women and the UN Global Compact and was a British Academy Mid-Career Fellow. She has provided thought-leadership to businesses and international organizations and her research is regularly reported in the media. Elisabeth Kelan held appointments at King's College London, London Business School, the London School of Economics and Political Science and Zurich University. She holds a PhD from the London School of Economics and Political Science.