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Katherine Phillips Speaker

Katherine Phillips

New York, USA

Senior Vice Dean, Columbia Business School (2014-2017)

Paul Calello Professor of Leadership and Ethics, Columbia Business School (2011-present)

Discusses the value of diversity and the issues surrounding the intersection of race and gender stereotypes

Katherine Phillips Speaker Profile:

Professor Katherine W. Phillips is the Reuben Mark Professor of Organizational Character and the Director of the Sanford C. Bernstein & Co. Center for Leadership and Ethics at Columbia Business School. She served as Senior Vice Dean at Columbia Business School from July 2014-June 2017. Before Columbia she was Associate Professor of Management and Organizations at the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University and Founding Co-Director of Northwestern’s Center on the Science of Diversity. She has also been a Visiting Professor at the Stanford Graduate School of Business and Visiting Scholar at the Center for Advanced Studies in Behavioral Sciences. Professor Phillips received her Ph.D. in Organizational Behavior from Stanford and her Bachelors in Psychology from the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign.

You can find insights in Prof. Phillips’ research regarding issues of diversity, authenticity, status, information sharing, minority influence, decision-making, and performance in work groups. Recent interests tackle issues around the intersection of race and gender stereotypes, the relationship between diversity and ethics, and insights on how homogeneity affects group processes just as much as diversity itself. Professor Phillips is the recipient of numerous professional awards, including recognition from the International Association of Conflict Management, and the Gender, Diversity and Organizations Division of the Academy of Management. Poets and Quants named Professor Phillips one of the Top 40 Business School Professors under the Age of 40 and her work and insights have been featured in numerous media outlets and scholarly journals such as The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Chicago Tribune, Harvard Business Review, and many others.

In 2018 she was included on the “On the Radar 2018” list by Thinkers 50 and became an Academy of Management Fellow. She is a coveted speaker and regularly engages with corporations on advancing their diversity and leadership efforts. She lives in New York City with the other Professor Phillips, their two daughters, and their cat, Maxie.

For availability and speaker fees, please contact Katherine’s speaking agent at Chartwell here, or call +1 972 385 1021 for U.S. inquiries or +44 207 293 0864 for international inquiries.

Our Comment

"Katherine Phillips tackles issues surrounding the intersection of race and gender stereotypes, the relationship between diversity and morality, and insights on how homogeneity affects group processes just as much as diversity itself. She encourages people to embrace diversity so that they can learn and innovate to make the world a better place."

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