Professor Laura Kray


Professor; Ned & Carol Spieker Chair in Leadership; Chair of Management of Organizations Group at Haas School of Business

Laura Kray is the Ned and Carol Spieker Professor of Leadership at the Walter A. Haas School of Business, University of California at Berkeley, where she has been on the faculty since 2002. Kray is an expert on the role of gender stereotypes and mindsets about gender on workplace behavior, including negotiations, leadership, and ethical decision-making. Her work has been supported by the National Science Foundation and has been recognized with multiple best research awards from the Academy of Management and the International Association of Conflict Management. Her research has been featured in a wide range of media outlets, including Washington Post, New Yorker, National Public Radio, Harvard Business Review, New York Times, Financial Times, Slate, Forbes, Huffington Post, Daily Beast, Scientific American, Business Week, and In 2008, she founded the Women’s Executive Leadership Program of Berkeley Executive Education, and she has been the faculty director ever since. Currently, she is faculty director of Berkeley-Haas’s Center for Equity, Gender, and Leadership and Editor of the Research in Organizational Behavior journal. In 2018, she was elected a fellow to both the Association for Psychological Science and the Society for Personality and Social Psychology. From 2017-2018, she was a Fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University, where she launched her current research on debunking common myths about the gender pay gap.

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