Leading Authority on Unconscious Bias, Diversity and Inclusion, Associate Professor, and Best-Selling Author
A recognized expert on diversity and inclusion, Dr. Stefanie K. Johnson is an associate professor of management at the University of Colorado, Boulder’s Leeds School of Business. She received her Ph.D. in 2004 from Rice University.
Her primary research focuses on leadership, including the role of emotions in leadership, diversity and leadership, and the development of leadership. She is particularly interested in the effects of unconscious biases in the evaluation of women and finding ways to mitigate those biases.
Stefanie has published 40 journal articles and book chapters in outlets such as Harvard Business Review, Journal of Applied Psychology, and The Academy of Management Journal.
Stefanie’s book, Inclusify: The Power of Uniqueness and Belonging to Build Innovative Teams, reveals the unexpected ways that well-intentioned leaders undermine their teams, explains how to recognize the myths and misperceptions that drive these behaviors, and provides practical strategies to become an Inclusifyer.
Media outlets featuring Stefanie’s work include: The Economist, Newsweek, Time, CNN, ABC, NBC, CNBC, Wall Street Journal, NPR, Chelsea Lately, and Yahoo Style.
Dr. Johnson has presented her work at over 50 meetings around the world including at the White House for a 2016 summit on diversity in corporate America on National Equal Pay Day and the 2016 Harvard Negotiation and Leadership Conference.
Stefanie Johnson has extensive consulting experience and has created and delivered leadership development training with an emphasis on evidence-based practice. She has received multiple million dollars in federal and other grant funding to study leadership and create leadership development programs aimed at increasing safety.
The ABCs of Breaking Bias: Understanding and Managing Unconscious Bias in Leadership and Innovation
* Understand unconscious bias in a way that we can all relate to. * Learn how unconscious bias can impact decision making and behavior. * Build effective strategies to overcome unconscious bias.
Inclusify: How to Maximize Uniqueness and Belonging to Build More Innovative Teams
* Understand two basic human motives (uniqueness and belonging). * Learn how leaders inadvertently miss out on uniqueness or belonging. * Build effective strategies to build uniqueness and belonging in organizations.
Culture: Busting Barriers by Bridging Uniqueness and Belonging
* Understand how cultural elements can be exclusive. * Learn how to create more inclusive practices. * Build effective strategies to improve your own organization’s practices.
Buy into Bystanders: What We Can Learn From #MeToo
* Understand women’s experiences in the workplace. * Learn how to create a culture that does not tolerate sexual harassment. * Build effective strategies for creating bystanders at work.