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Mentoring: Creating Mutually Empowering Relationships Biographies

Stacy Blake-Beard

Professor of Management, Simmons College

Stacy Blake-Beard is a Professor of Management at the Simmons School of Management where she teaches Organizational Behavior. She is also Senior Faculty Affiliate at the Center for Gender in Organizations at Simmons and Faculty for the Vedica Scholars Programme for Women offered by the Vedica Foundation and Sri Aurobindo Centre for Arts and Communication in New Delhi, India. Prior to joining Simmons, Dr. Blake-Beard was faculty at the Harvard University Graduate School of Education. She has also worked in Sales and Marketing at Procter & Gamble and in Corporate Human Resources at Xerox.

Dr. Blake-Beard's 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 studies the dynamics of formal mentoring programs in both corporate and educational settings.

Dr. Blake-Beard has published research on gender, diversity, and mentoring in several publications including the Journal of Career Development, the Academy of Management Executive, the Academy of Management Learning & Education, the Psychology of Women Quarterly, the Journal of Management Development, the Journal of Business Ethics, Human Resource Management Journal, the Journal of Management Education, the Journal of Women and Minorities in Science and Engineering, and The Diversity Factor.


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