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Shelley Correll

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Shelley Correll

Professor of Sociology and, by courtesy, Organizational Behavior at the Graduate School of Business
Barbara D. Finberg Director, Michelle R. Clayman Institute for Research on Gender
Ph.D., Stanford University, 2001
M.A., Stanford University, 1996
B.S., Texas A&M University, 1989


Shelley Correll is professor of sociology and (by courtesy) organizational behavior at Stanford University, where she directs the Clayman Institute for Gender Research and the Center for Women’s Leadership. Her expertise is in the areas of gender, workplace dynamics and organizational culture. Correll has received numerous national awards for her research on the “motherhood penalty,” research that demonstrates how motherhood influences the workplace evaluations, pay and job opportunities of mothers. Her current research uncovers how gender stereotypes and organizational practices limit the advancement and retention of women in technical and other professional jobs. This research draws on a novel partnership between Stanford researchers and 50 companies and non-profits to design and evaluate “small wins” interventions for advancing women into leadership roles. When not at work, she enjoys travel, cooking, and watching baseball. 

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Related News

Dec 20 2017 | Stanford News
A new approach for reducing gender inequality in the workplace has shown promise in a pilot project at several companies. It combines existing tools and adds an evaluation of places where biases could creep in to a company’s procedures.
May 12 2017
Congratulations to Shelley Correll who has been awarded the 2017 Feminist Mentor Award by Sociologists for Women in Society (SWS), a non-profit feminist professional organization dedicated to promoting social justice.