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Dr. Herminia Ibarra    

Professor of Organizational Behavior at London Business School & Best-Selling Author

Herminia Ibarra is the Charles Handy Professor of Organizational Behavior at London Business School. Prior to joining LBS, she served on the INSEAD and Harvard Business School faculties.

An authority on leadership and career development, Thinkers 50 ranks Ibarra among the top management thinkers in the world. She is a member of the World Economic Forum’s Expert Network, a judge for the Financial Times/McKinsey Business Book of the Year Award, one of Apolitica’s 100 most influential people in gender policy, a Fellow of the British Academy, and the 2018 recipient of the Academy of Management’s Scholar-Practitioner Award for her research’s contribution to management practice.

She is the author of two best-selling books, "Act Like a Leader", "Think Like a Leader" and "Working Identity: Unconventional Strategies for Reinventing Your Career". Her most recent article, The Leader as Coach, won the 2019 Warren Bennis Prize for the best leadership article in the Harvard Business Review. Ibarra writes regularly in leading academic journals and business publications including the Harvard Business Review, Financial Times, Wall Street Journal, and New York Times and speaks internationally on leadership and organizational transformation.

Ibarra is a member of the London Business School Governing Body. She chaired the Harvard Business School Visiting Committee, which reports to the University’s Board of Overseers, from 2012 to 2016, having been a member since 2009, and served on the INSEAD Board of Directors.

A native of Cuba, Ibarra received her M.A. and Ph.D. from Yale University, where she was a National Science Fellow.

Speech Topics

Career transition

Women in leadership



How Female Leaders Should Handle Double-Standards - Bloomberg
How Female Leaders Should Handle Double-Standards. Harvard Business Review. By Herminia Ibarra - 2013-02-08T13:00:40Z. IMF head Christine Lagarde ...
Why Command-and-Control Leadership Is Here to Stay - Forbes
by Herminia Ibarra Travelling through Zurich airport, one billboard always catches my eye. The ad for IWC luxury watches says "Engineered for men who don't ...

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