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Stacy Blake-Beard

Clinical Professor of Business Administration





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PhD, University of Michigan; MA, University of Michigan; BS, University of Maryland

Areas of Expertise

Mentoring, diversity, inclusion, unconscious bias, bystander awareness, strategic networking


Managing Organizations; Mentoring, Sponsorship and Other Developmental Relationships


Dr. Stacy Blake-Beard is Professor Emeritus at Simmons University, where she taught courses on Organizational Behavior, Gender and Diversity. Prior to joining Simmons, Dr. Blake-Beard was on the faculty at the Harvard University Graduate School of Education. Dr. Blake-Beard’s academic research focuses on the challenges and opportunities offered by mentoring relationships, with a focus on how this process may be changing as a result of increasing workforce diversity. Dr. Blake-Beard received a Fulbright Award to support her research on gender and mentoring, in partnership with the Center for Leadership, Innovation and Change at the Indian School of Business in Hyderabad, India.

Current Research Topics

  • gender, diversity, and mentoring

Professional Activities

Academic positions

  • Clinical Professor of Business Administration, Tuck School of Business, 2022–present
  • Visiting Professor of Business Administration, Tuck School of Business, 2020–21
  • Deloitte Ellen Gabriel Chair of Women and Leadership, School of Management Research Faculty, Center for Gender in Organizations, Simmons College, 2016
  • Professor, School of Management Research Faculty, Center for Gender in Organizations, Simmons College, 2013
  • Associate Professor, School of Management Research Faculty, Center for Gender in Organizations, Simmons College, 2002
  • Assistant Professor, Graduate School of Education, Harvard University, 1996


  • With A.J. Murrell, Mentoring Diverse Leaders: Creating Change for People, Processes, and Paradigms, New York, NY: Routledge, 2017
  • With R. Burke, S. Vinnicombe, and L. Moore, Handbook of Research on Promoting Women’s Career, Northampton, MA: Edward Elgar Publishing Inc., 2013

Professional service positions

  • Board of Governors Representative, Academy of Management, 2016-2019.
  • Advisory Council Member, Marie Fielder Center for Democracy, Leadership and Education, Fielding Graduate University, 2015-2017.
  • Member, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority National Institutional Research Task Force, 2015-2017


  • Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Board of Advisors, 2017-2019.
  • Deloitte Ellen Gabriel Endowed Chair of Women and Leadership, 2016. Academy of Management Board of Governors, 2016-2019.
  • Chusmir Distinguished Service Award, Gender and Diversity in Organizations Division, 2015 Fulbright Award, 2010-2011
  • The Compact for Faculty Diversity Award for Distinguished Service, 2007, 2017 The PhD Project Spirit Service Award, 2005.
  • Ford Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship, 2001. Radcliffe Public Policy Institute Fellow, 1999.
  • Harvard Graduate School of Education Faculty Research and Innovation Fund, 1996-1998. Harvard Graduate School of Education Teaching, Quality & Curriculum Fund, 1996-1999. Academy of Management Career Division Best Reviewer Award, 1997.
  • National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship, 1990-1993. Ford Foundation Pre-Doctoral Fellowship (deferred to accept NSF), 1990. University of Michigan Rackham Merit Fellow, 1989-1990, 1994-1996.

Selected Publications

Peer Review Journal Articles

  • With M. Shapiro, M. and C. Ingols, "Feminine? Masculine? Androgynous leadership as a necessity in COVID-19," Gender in Management: An International Journal, 2020
  • With C. Ingols and M. Shapiro, "Leaders' "Voices" during the COVID-19 Pandemic: What Can We Learn?," Academy of Business Journal, Volume I 2020, 2020
  • With J. Kroll and K. McMillian-Roberts, "An exploration of the peer group mentoring experiences of university female basketball athletes," Mentoring & Tutoring: Partnership in Learning, 28, 229-252, 2020
  • "Confronting paradox: Mentoring relationships as revolutionary in the careers and lives of professional Indian women." In P. Kumar, ed., Unveiling Women’s Leadership: Identity and the Meaning of Leadership in India, Palgrave MacMillan, 2015
  • With V. Krothapalli, J. Halem, M. Kweder, and A. Murrell, "Mentoring as a Connecting Competency Builder: Examining POS as a Catalyst for Mentoring Across Dimensions of Diversity," In L.M. Roberts, L. P. Wooten, and M. Davidson, eds., Positive Organizing in a Global Society, Routledge, 2015.
  • With L. Moore and U. Rajahdy, "Still too soon to forget?: Making the Case for Importance of Gender in Management Education," In M. Kilgour, P. Flynn and K. Haynes, eds., Gender Equality as Challenge for Business and Management Education: Lessons Learned and Challenges Remaining, 2015.
  • With R.M. O’Neill, M. Shapiro, and C. Ingols, "Understanding Women’s Career Goals Across Ethnic Identities," Advancing Women in Leadership, 33, 196-214, 226, 2015.
  • With R. Burke, S. Vinnicombe, and L. Moore,  Handbook of Research on Promoting Women’s Careers, 2013
  • With C.B. Muller, S. J. Barison, and C.M. Wotipka, "Learning from the Experiences of Women of Color in MentorNet’s One-on-one Program," Journal of Women and Minorities in Science and Engineering, 18(4), 315-335, 2013
  • With M. Shapiro, S. Carter, R. O’Neill, C. Ingols, A. Bartolozzi, and M. Ogle.  "Confronting Contradictions: Exploring the Tensions of Women as Breadwinners," CGO Insights, No.36, 2013