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Ella Bell

2012 Speaker

 Ella LJ Edmondson Bell, Ph.D., is the founder and president of ASCENT‐Leading Multicultural Women to the Top, as well as an Associate Professor of Business Administration at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College. She is considered by industry to be one of the leading experts in the management of race, gender and class in the workplace. PepsiCo, American Express, Intel, Goldman Sachs, Booze Allen Hamilton and the U.S. Department of Labor are among her clients. Dr. Bell is also the co-author of the groundbreaking and critically acclaimed book “Our Separate Ways: Black and White Women and the Struggle for Professional Identity.” She has written several articles for Essence magazine and also the monthly “Working It” column. Frequently quoted by journalists, Dr. Bell has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Boston Globe, Black Enterprise, Newsweek, Working Mother and Fast Company. Her latest book, “Career GPS: Strategies for Women Navigating the New Corporate Landscape,” offers proven techniques for all women wishing to advance their careers in the fast changing world of corporate America.  Dr. Bell received her Ph.D. in organizational behavior from Case Western Reserve University. She has served on the faculties of Yale’s School of Organization and Management, the Sloan School of Management, MIT and the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. She was a Visiting‐Fellow‐Scholar‐In‐Residence at the Bunting Institute of Radcliffe College.