Kathleen McGinn

Kathleen McGinn

Cahners-Rabb Professor of Business Administration
Senior Associate Dean for Faculty Strategy and Recruiting
Kathleen McGinn

Kathleen L. McGinn is the Cahners-Rabb Professor of Business Administration and Senior Associate Dean for Faculty Recruiting and Strategy at Harvard Business School. Professor McGinn studies the role of gender at work, at home, and in negotiations. Her current field research investigates these issues internationally—in families across 29 countries, in organizations and communities in Mexico and India, among female professionals in North America, and in relation to teenage girls’ health and welfare outcomes in Zambia.

Professor McGinn advises for-profit and not-for-profit organizations on inclusion and diversity. She chairs the board for CFK Inc. (US & Kenya) and is a member of the board for WAVE (US & Nigeria). Before coming to Harvard, Professor McGinn taught at Cornell University’s Johnson School and Northwestern University’s Kellogg Graduate School of Management, where she received her Ph.D. Prior to her academic career, Professor McGinn was a director of labor relations in the public sector. When her daughter left for college, Professor McGinn and her husband moved to a long-abandoned farm and are (forever) in the process of bringing it to some semblance of its prior self.