Kellie A. McElhaney

Distinguished Teaching Fellow, Haas School of Business
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Dr. McElhaney is on faculty as a Distinguished Teaching Fellow and the Founding Director of the Center for Equity, Gender and Inclusion (EGAL) at the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley.  
            
The Center for Gender, Equity and Leadership, launched in November 2017, educates equity fluent leaders to ignite and accelerate change.  Kellie helped develop this leadership concept and teaches it across the country and globe. 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. Haas graduates over 1,000 leaders a year.The center will ensure that they are all equity fluent.The center deeply partners with the corporate and civil sectors.

In 2003, Kellie founded the Center for Responsible Business, solidifying corporate responsibility as a core competency and competitive advantage of the 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.

Kellie 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 (Wal-Mart, Gap, Inc., Boston Consulting Group, Zendesk), and does research in the area of equal, pay, conscious inclusion, equity fluent leadership, and value-creating strategies of diversity and inclusion. Her Gap, Inc. Equal Pay case won the California Management Review Case of the Year in 2017.

Kellie currently serves on the Board of Directors for Sierra Europe Offshore, LTD., the Closed Loop Fund, and Empower Her, and on the Gender Equity Diversity Subcommittee of the University of California Athletics Board. She has served on the board for Pacific Community Ventures and the sustainability advisory boards for Dow Chemical and Outotec (Finland), as the chair of Women’s Leadership Council for Orrick, and the Advisory Boards for Sedgwick’s Women’s Forum.

Kellie lives in the Oakland Hills in California and has two daughters. She enjoys spin classes, travel to anywhere, good wine, college football and is working very hard on more mindful living. She earned her B.A. from the University of North Carolina, her M.A. from Ohio University, and her Ph.D. from the University of Michigan. Prior to moving in to academia, Kellie worked in retail banking in commercial lending, acquisitions, and corporate leadership development.  

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 

Leadership and the Path to Equality: An Interview with Kellie McElhaney

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The Business Case for Gender Diversity

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Leadership in the Inclusion Age

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The Solidarity Strategy

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CSR is a High-Impact Business Strategy

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Women Create a Sustainable Future

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Awards & Honors 
  • 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 

Leadership and the Path to Equality: An Interview with Kellie McElhaney

VIEW

The Business Case for Gender Diversity

VIEW

Leadership in the Inclusion Age

VIEW

The Solidarity Strategy

VIEW

CSR is a High-Impact Business Strategy

VIEW

Women Create a Sustainable Future

VIEW
VIEW MORE