28 - 30 June 2017
Invited Keynote Speakers
Oscar Holmes IV is an Assistant Professor of Management and Director of Access and Outreach in Business Education at Rutgers University School of Business where he teaches executive education, graduate, and undergraduate courses in Leadership, Organizational Behavior, and Crisis Management. He earned his Ph.D. and M.A. in Management at the Culverhouse College of Commerce at The University of Alabama, M.L.A. from The University of Richmond and a B.S. with honors from Virginia Commonwealth University. He is a 2006 alum of Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business Summer Institute of General Management. His areas of expertise are in Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management and his research interests include investigating how leaders can maximize productivity and well-being by fostering more inclusive environments. His research has been published in several top-tier academic journals and books including The Academy of Management Annals, Journal of Applied Psychology, Journal of Organizational Behavior, Equality, Diversity and Inclusion: An International Journal, and the Oxford Handbook on Workplace Discrimination to name a few. In fall 2016, he was a Visiting Research Professor of Management at the LeBow College of Business at Drexel University and a Research Fellow at the University of Pretoria (South Africa). In addition to his scholarship being covered in various news outlets, Dr. Holmes has made a number of media appearances that include Huffington Post Live and television and radio interviews. He can be reached at Oscar.HolmesIV@Rutgers.edu and on Twitter @OHIV.
Geraldine Healy is a Professor of Employment Relations at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL). She is the former Director of the Centre for Research in Equality and Diversity (CRED) a leading international research centre based at QMUL. Geraldine has a longstanding commitment to researching inequalities at work including the intersectional nature of discrimination and disadvantage; inequality regimes and career; individualism and collectivism; the gap between equality and diversity policies and practices. Her research recognises the importance of a multi-layered analysis and the role of history. Geraldine’s books include Gender and Union Leadership, Routledge 2013 (with Gill Kirton), Ethnicity and Gender at Work, Palgrave 2008, (with Harriet Bradley), Diversity, ethnicity, migration and work: international perspectives, 2011, Palgrave (with Franklin Oikelome), co-editing Equalities, inequalities and diversity (Palgrave), The Future of Worker Representation (Palgrave 2004) and the forthcoming Gender and Professions (Routledge). She has published widely in leading international journals and served on the editorial board of four leading journals, Work, Employment and Society (2009-12), Industrial Relations Journal, British Journal of Management (2012-14) and Equality Diversity and Inclusion – an international journal. Her recent work includes an EU funded project on ‘Close the Deal, Fill the Gap’ a comparative project on the gender pay gap with the universities of Verona, Silesia and UWE, which includes a project on the gender pay gap in the financial services sector. Closer to home is she is also researching the gender pay gap in UK business schools.