Lifetime Achievement Awardee
Alice Eagly is Professor of Psychology and of Management and Organizations, James Padilla Chair of Arts and Sciences, and Faculty Fellow in the Institute for Policy Research, all at Northwestern University. She has also held faculty positions at Michigan State University, University of Massachusetts in Amherst, and Purdue University. In addition to the study of leadership, her research interests include the study of gender, attitudes, prejudice, and stereotyping. She is the author of many journal articles and chapters as well as several books, including Through the Labyrinth: The Truth About How Women Become Leaders.
Alice Eagly has also received several awards for her contributions, including the Distinguished Scientific Contribution Award from the American Psychological Association, the Gold Medal Award for Life Achievement in the Science of Psychology, and the Berlin Prize from the American Academy in Berlin. She is also a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and has received honorary degrees from University of Bern and Erasmus University Rotterdam.
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