Thinkers50 Hall of Fame: Stella M. Nkomo

Stella M. Nkomo has been inducted into the Thinkers50 Hall of Fame 2022. Learn more about her work.

Professor Stella M. Nkomo is a Professor in the Department of Human Resource Management in the Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences at the University of Pretoria. She holds an MBA and Ph.D. in Business Administration.

Professor Nkomo is a former Scholar-in-Residence at the Bunting Institute of Harvard University and Visiting Scholar at the Tuck Business School of Dartmouth College (USA). Her internationally recognized research on diversity, human resource management, and leadership and in organizations has been published in numerous journals and edited volumes.

Professor Nkomo is co-author of the critically acclaimed Harvard Business School Press book, Our Separate Ways: Black and White Women and the Struggle for Professional Identity. Her most recent research focuses on diversity practices in Africa and the relationship between diversity ideologies and practices. She is listed in the International Who’s Who in the Management Sciences and received the 2009 Sage Scholarly Contributions Award from the Gender and Diversity in Organizations Division of the Academy of Management. She is also the President of The Africa Academy of Management and was recently elected to the Academy of Science of South Africa.

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