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Leadership Excellence and Gender in Organizations Research to Practice Conference

March 21-23, 2018

Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana

Organized by the Krannert School of Management, the Susan Bulkeley Butler Center for Leadership Excellence, and the Jane Brock Wilson Center at Purdue University, and the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University with other key sponsors.


The purpose of this conference is to bridge research and evidence-based practice on the creation and sustainment of work, organizational, managerial, and occupational environments to support gender equality, leader excellence and career success in organizations. This conference will bring together scholars from multiple business disciplines and stakeholders from corporations and other employing organizations with a goal of strengthening each individual paper submitted in terms of both theory development and practical implications for leaders and managers. In addition to participating in small group paper presentation and author feedback sessions, attendees will be able to attend plenary research to practice panels featuring leading scholars and senior corporate leaders from companies such as Rolls Royce and Ernst & Young who are working on gender and women’s issues in business, as well as social events.


Confirmed keynote scholarly speakers are Dr. Stacy Blake-Beard of Simmons College, Dr. Jennifer Berdahl, University of British Columbia, Dr. Shelley Correll, Stanford University, and Dr. Quinetta Roberson, Villanova University. For more information on Speakers, please visit our speakers page.


The abstract submission deadline is November 1st, 2017 (earlier submissions are strongly encouraged, as space will be limited). Students and faculty from organizational behavior and theory, business, management, human resource management, psychology, sociology, economics, industrial relations, science, engineering, technology, strategy, education, political science, women's studies, public health, communications, and all other disciplines which share a common research interest in gender and the workplace are invited to submit an abstract for consideration HERE.

To view the agenda, click here.

To view the call for paper, click here.

For information on travel and hotels, click here.