Guest Speaker Wednesday, February 28th 6:30 p.m. – Diana Bilimoria
Topic for the Wednesday Evening Class –
Towards Gender Parity in the Workplace: Challenges and Opportunities
Diana Bilimoria is KeyBank Professor and Chair of the Department of Organizational Behavior at the Weatherhead School of Management, Case Western Reserve University. She was the 2011-12 Division Chair of the Gender and Diversity in Organizations Division of the Academy of Management. She has served as the editor of the Journal of Management Education.
She has been internationally recognized for her leadership, research, and service. At Case Western Reserve University she received the Flora Stone Mather Center for Women’s Spotlight Series Prize for Women’s Scholarship (2007), and the Weatherhead School of Management’s Doctoral Teaching Excellence Award (2002).
Dr. Bilimoria’s research focuses on gender diversity in governance and leadership, and organizational transformation.
Her research has been used to facilitate the institutional transformation of research universities to become more inclusive of the success and contributions of women faculty. Other applications include the improvement of corporate and nonprofit organizational practices of selection, performance evaluation, advancement, and leadership development to attract and retain a diverse workforce.
Dr. Bilimoria’s teaching pertains to leadership development, emotional intelligence, and the effective recruitment, advancement, and retention of women and minority employees.
As a scholar, coach, educator, and consultant, Dr. Bilimoria helps individuals and organizations enhance their leadership contributions and impact to create positive benefits for the betterment of society. Her work on gender diversity, emotional intelligence, and leadership development has applications for individual, group, and organizational change.