Deborah Kolb, Ph.D.

Deloitte Ellen Gabriel Professor for Women and Leadership (Emerita), Simmons School of Management

Deborah Kolb is Deloitte Ellen Gabriel Professor for Women and Leadership (Emerita) and Distinguished Research Fellow at the Simmons School of Management's Center for Gender in Organizations. She was formerly executive director of the Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School, where she currently co-directs The Negotiations in the Workplace Project. Kolb is also an adjunct professor at the INSEAD business school in Fontainebleau, France. In addition to her research, Kolb organizes and leads executive development programs for senior women and consults with organizations interested in retaining and advancing their best women leaders. The author of more than 100 articles on gender, negotiation, conflict in organizations, and mediation, she recently published a new book — Negotiating at Work: Turn Small Wins into Big Gains — offering practical advice for initiating and managing your own workplace negotiations to get the jobs you want, create new opportunities, and realize a manageable work and personal life.