Laura Kray, PhD
Laura Kray is the Warren E. and Carol Spieker Professor of Leadership at the Walter A. Haas School of Business at the University of California at Berkeley, where she has been on the faculty since 2002. Kray is an expert on the role of mindsets and gender stereotypes on workplace behavior, including negotiations, leadership, and ethical decision-making. Her work has been supported by NSF and has been recognized with multiple best research awards from the Academy of Management and 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 Time.com. In 2008, she founded the Women's Executive Leadership Program of Berkeley Executive Education, and she has been the faculty director ever since. Currently, Kray is faculty director of Berkeley-Haas's Center for Equity, Gender, and Leadership. In 2018, she was elected a fellow at 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 her project aims to debunk common myths about the gender pay gap.