Herminia Ibarra

Herminia Ibarra

Herminia Ibarra is ranked by Thinkers50 as one of the world’s top management thinkers, she speaks with authority on organisational behavior and leadership.

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Herminia Ibarra's Biography

Herminia Ibarra holds the distinguished Charles Handy Professorship at the London Business School. With a career spanning over 25 years, she has left an indelible mark on prestigious institutions like INSEAD and Harvard Business School before gracing the halls of LBS with her expertise. What sets Ibarra apart is not just her impressive academic expertise but her innate ability to probe the most pressing questions facing contemporary businesses and leaders. Through her teachings, she tackles the intricacies of leadership, organisational transformation, and career development with a blend of scholarly rigor and practical wisdom.

At the heart of her work lie fundamental inquiries that resonate deeply with professionals navigating the complexities of modern careers: How does one reinvent themselves in an ever-evolving landscape? What strategies are essential for transitioning into senior leadership roles? How can barriers to women's advancement in top management be dismantled? And crucially, what does effective leadership entail in an era dominated by artificial intelligence?

Ibarra's bestselling books Act Like a Leader, Think Like a Leader and Working Identity serve as guiding lights for individuals seeking to navigate the intricacies of leadership and career progression. Updated editions of these seminal works by Harvard Business Press attest to their enduring relevance. Herminia Ibarra's keynote addresses delve into a myriad of topics, ranging from stepping up to leadership challenges to fostering diverse talent pipelines. She has spoken at international forums such as TEDx, WIRED Smarter, and the World Business Forum. and is recognised as a thought leader on a global scale.

Ibarra serves as a member of the World Economic Forum's Expert Network and lends her expertise as a judge for prestigious awards like the Financial Times/McKinsey Business Book of the Year. Her inclusion among Apolitical's "100 Most Influential People in Gender Policy" underscores her commitment to fostering diversity and inclusion. Acknowledged for her scholarly contributions, Ibarra has been honoured with accolades such as the Academy of Management's Scholar-Practitioner Award and the LBS Excellence in Teaching prize. Thinkers 50, a leading ranking of management thinkers, consistently places her among the world's elite.

In an era defined by constant change and disruption, Herminia Ibarra is the go-to figure for guiding individuals and organisations towards a future of adaptive leadership and sustained success.


Working Identity

Unconventional Strategies for Reinventing Your Career

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