Research Expertise and Interest
gender, negotiations, stereotypes, decision making, groups and teams, mindsets, motivated cognition
Laura Kray is the Ned and Carol Spieker Chair in Leadership, Chair of the Management of Organizations Group, and Faculty Director of the Center for Equity, Gender, and Leadership. She is a leading expert on the social psychological barriers influencing women’s career attainment. Kray is the recipient of multiple research awards from the Academy of Management, the International Association of Conflict Management, and the California Management Review. Kray is a fellow to both the Association for Psychological Science and the Society for Personality and Social Psychology. From 2017 to 2018, she was a Fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University. Some of her current research seeks to debunk popular myths about the gender pay gap and to identify solutions to gender inequality in the workplace.