Shortlisted: 2011 Thinkers50 Leadership Award
Cuban-born Herminia Ibarra dreamt of a career as an organizational behavior professor as a 13-year-old. She is now the Cora chaired professor of leadership and learning, and professor of organizational behavior at INSEAD.
In her 2003 book Working Identity: Unconventional Strategies for Reinventing Your Career Ibarra offers an alternative view of careers and career advice. More recently she has looked at leadership transition and identifying the most successful CEOs. She won the 2013 Thinkers50 Leadership Award.