Dr. Stacy Blake-Beard is a renowned scholar, consultant, speaker, mentor and coach. She is also a Visiting Faculty Member at Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College. She has held a number of leadership roles, serving as the 2016-2019 Deloitte Ellen Gabriel Chair of Women and Leadership at the Simmons College School of Business. Prior to joining Simmons, Dr. Blake-Beard was a member of the faculty of the Harvard University Graduate School of Education. Dr. Blake-Beard holds an MA and PhD in Organizational Psychology from the University of Michigan and a BS in Psychology from the University of Maryland at College Park.
Dr. Blake-Beard is the author of two books, “Mentoring Diverse Leaders: Creating Change for People, Processes, and Paradigms” and “Handbook of Research on Promoting Women’s Careers.” She has also contributed to “Thriving in the Fight: A Survival Manual for Latinas on the Front Lines of Change,” offering the Foreword. Dr. Blake-Beard’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. Dr. Blake-Beard also researches and practices in international contexts, drawing from her global experiences.
Dr. Blake-Beard has published research on gender, diversity and mentoring in a wide range of publications and is co-editor of a volume focused on women’s careers titled Handbook of Research on Promoting Women’s Careers. She is also the co-editor of a recent volume titled Mentoring and Diversity in a Global Context. Dr. Blake-Beard 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.
Dr. Blake-Beard’s most recent collaboration is with Stanford University’s Clayman Institute for Gender Research on their Voice & Influence video series. She has also served as a Representative for the Board of Governors for the Academy of Management. Dr. Stacy Blake-Beard 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, the Boston Museum of Fine Arts and the Boston Women of Color Group. Dr. Blake-Beard has been the recipient of numerous grants and fellowships, including awards from the National Science Foundation, the Ford Foundation and the Robert Toigo Foundation.
Dr. Blake-Beard has given seminars for and consulted on a wide range of topics, including: Effectively Leveraging Diversity, Implementing Formal Mentoring Programs, Unconscious Bias, Managing Visibility, Gender and Leadership, Effective Offering Feedback, Career Action Planning and Team-Building.