Shelley Correll is an associate director of Stanford Impact Labs where she provides overall leadership and strategic guidance, with a special focus on outreach across the university and externally. She is an expert in gender, workplace dynamics and organizational culture. She is the co-founder and director of the Stanford VMware Women’s Leadership Innovation Lab, a Lab that engages in broad collaborative research projects with partners in companies, high schools, and universities to uncover and remove biases and barriers that limit women’s full participation in society.
Shelley’s research on the “motherhood penalty” demonstrates how motherhood influences workplace evaluations, pay, and job opportunities. Her current research uncovers how gender stereotypes and organizational practices limit advancement and retention of women in technical workplaces. With her colleagues, Shelley is currently designing and evaluating “small wins” interventions to increase diversity and inclusion outcomes in schools and workplaces.
Shelley is a professor of sociology at Stanford University and professor of organizational behavior at Stanford Graduate School of Business. When she is not fighting for gender equality, she can be found running, watching baseball, and cooking with her partner.
As a sociology professor, my research has focused on understanding why gender inequality persists in the modern world. What are the cultural and organizational barriers that impede progress? What motivated this work since I started graduate…