Stacy Blake-Beard, Ph.D.

Stacy Blake-Beard is a renowned scholar, consultant, speaker, mentor and coach. In addition to her organizational leadership consulting practice, she is currently the Deloitte Ellen Gabriel Chair of Women and Leadership at the Simmons College School of Management, where she teaches organizational behavior. She is Faculty Affiliate at the Center for Gender in Organizations at Simmons and Visiting Faculty at the Indian School of Business in Hyderabad, India.

Prior to joining Simmons, Stacy was on the faculty at the Harvard University Graduate School of Education for six years. She also worked in sales and marketing at Procter & Gamble and in the corporate human resources department at Xerox. Stacy holds an MA and a PhD in Organizational Psychology from the University of Michigan and a BS in Psychology from the University of Maryland at College Park.

Stacy’s academic research focuses on the challenges and opportunities offered by mentoring relationships, with a focus on how these relationships may be changing as a result of increasing workforce diversity. She is particularly interested in the issues women face as they develop mentoring relationships. She also studies the dynamics of formal mentoring programs in both corporate and educational settings.

Stacy has published research on gender, diversity and mentoring in a wide range of publications, including the Journal of Career Development, the Academy of Management Executive, the Psychology of Women Quarterly, Journal of Management Development, the Journal of Business Ethics, Human Resource Management Journal and The Diversity Factor. Stacy is co-editor of a volume focused on women’s careers titled Handbook of Research on Promoting Women’s Careers and a forthcoming volume on mentoring titled Mentoring and Diversity in a Global Context. She received a 2010-2011 Fulbright Award to support her project, “Systems of Sustenance and Support: Exploring the Impact of Mentoring on the Career Experiences of Indian Women,” in partnership with the Center for Leadership, Innovation and Change at the Indian School of Business in Hyderabad, India.

Stacy’s most recent collaboration is with Stanford University’s Clayman Institute for Gender Research on their Voice & Influence video series (watch the video here [hyperlink]). She is also in the midst of a three-year term as a Representative for the Board of Governors for the Academy of Management. Stacy sits on the advisory boards of a number of organizations, including MentorNet, Teen Voices, the Harvard Project on Tenure and the Harvard Medical School Center for the Study of Diversity in Science. Stacy has been the recipient of numerous grants and fellowships, including awards from the National Science Foundation, the Ford Foundation and the Robert Toigo Foundation.

Stacy has given seminars for and consulted on a wide range of topics, including:

  • Effectively leveraging diversity
  • Implementing formal mentoring programs
  • Gender and leadership
  • Bystander awareness training
  • Unconscious bias
  • Managing visibility
  • Career action planning
  • Team-building

Stacy’s impressive list of clients includes Infosys, EMC, Hewlett Packard, Jobs for the Future, The Partnership, IBM, Cisco, The Robert Toigo Foundation, Bank of America, Chase Manhattan Bank, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Swissotel, PepsiCo, Goldman Sachs, Intel, Linkage, AstraZeneca, Eli Lilly, Boston Chamber of Commerce, The Conference Board, Massachusetts General Hospital, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Cambridge Hospital, Boston University, Connecticut College, University of Connecticut, University of Michigan, University of Texas, University of California, Harvard University, Boston Public School District, The PhD Project, The Compact for Faculty Diversity, New Leaders for New Schools and Working Mother Media.

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