Kellie A. McElhaney

Distinguished Teaching Fellow, Haas School of Business
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Kellie McElhaney is on the Berkeley Haas faculty as a Distinguished Teaching Fellow and the Founding Director of the Center for Equity, Gender and Leadership (EGAL).

Launched in November 2017, EGAL’s mission is to educate equity fluent leaders to ignite and accelerate change. Equity fluent leaders understand the value of different lived experiences and courageously use their power to address barriers, increase access, and drive change for positive impact. McElhaney helped develop the equity fluent leadership concept and teaches it across the country and around the world.

In 2003, McElhaney founded the Center for Responsible Business, solidifying corporate responsibility as a core competency and competitive advantage for the Haas School. Haas was rated #1 in the world for corporate responsibility by The Financial Times. She received the Founder and Visionary Award at Haas in 2013 for this work.

McElhaney wrote a book entitled “Just Good Business: The Strategic Guide to Aligning Corporate Responsibility and Brand.” She writes case studies of companies who are investing in women and equity-fluent leadership (Wal-Mart, Gap, Inc., Boston Consulting Group, Zendesk), and conducts research in the area of equal, pay, conscious inclusion, equity fluent leadership, and value-creating strategies of diversity and inclusion.

McElhaney consults and keynotes for Global 1000 companies and organizations all over the world on her areas of expertise, and has a TED talk. She is the mother of two incredibly strong teenage daughters.

Academic Background 

PhD, Higher Education (Business Cognate), University of Michigan

MA, Organizational Behavior/Management, Ohio University

BA, Political Science, English, University of North Carolina

Publications & Media

Videos 

TEDxPresidio - Kellie McElhaney - CSR 3.0

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Women Leaders & Corporate Social Responsibility

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Women in Tech

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Women Leaders: Facebook and Yahoo

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Kellie McElhaney at the 2013 Berkeley-Haas San Francisco Celebration at Gap, Inc.

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Books 

Just Good Business: The Strategic Guide to Aligning Corporate Responsibility and Brand

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Papers & Articles 

Promoting a Culture of Equity in the #MeToo Era: Moving Beyond Responding to Gender-Related Workplace Issues to Tackling Root Causes

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Eliminating the Gender Pay Gap: Gap Inc. Leads the Way

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Wal-Mart’s Global Women’s Economic Empowerment Initiative

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The roadmap toward effective strategic social partnerships

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Wal-Mart’s Global Women’s Economic Empowerment Initiative

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Just Good Business

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Awards & Honors 
  • Most Influential Women in Bay Area Business 2019, San Francisco Business Times 
  • California Management Review Case of the Year, 2017
  • Earl F. Cheit Outstanding Teaching Award, 2012-2013
  • Founder & Visionary Award, Center for Responsible Business, 2013
  • Aspen Institute and the World Resources Institute’s Faculty Pioneer Award, 2005 (Video tribute, RealPlayer required.)
  • “40 Under 40” leaders racing ahead of their time by the East Bay Business Times, 2004
  • Finalist in Fast Company‘s Fast 50 list, 2004
  • MBA Teaching Excellence Award, UMBS, nominated, 2001, 2002, 2003
  • Outstanding GSI Teaching Award, 1997, The University of Michigan
Academic Background 

PhD, Higher Education (Business Cognate), University of Michigan

MA, Organizational Behavior/Management, Ohio University

BA, Political Science, English, University of North Carolina

Publications & Media

Videos 

TEDxPresidio - Kellie McElhaney - CSR 3.0

WATCH VIDEO

Women Leaders & Corporate Social Responsibility

WATCH VIDEO

Women in Tech

WATCH VIDEO

Women Leaders: Facebook and Yahoo

WATCH VIDEO

Kellie McElhaney at the 2013 Berkeley-Haas San Francisco Celebration at Gap, Inc.

WATCH VIDEO
VIEW MORE
Books 

Just Good Business: The Strategic Guide to Aligning Corporate Responsibility and Brand

VIEW BOOK
VIEW MORE
Papers & Articles 

Promoting a Culture of Equity in the #MeToo Era: Moving Beyond Responding to Gender-Related Workplace Issues to Tackling Root Causes

VIEW

Eliminating the Gender Pay Gap: Gap Inc. Leads the Way

VIEW

Wal-Mart’s Global Women’s Economic Empowerment Initiative

VIEW

The roadmap toward effective strategic social partnerships

VIEW

Wal-Mart’s Global Women’s Economic Empowerment Initiative

VIEW

Just Good Business

VIEW
VIEW MORE