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Corinne Post, PhD - Villanova University. Villanova, PA, US

Corinne Post, PhD

The Fred J. Springer Endowed Chair in Business Leadership, Professor of Management | Villanova School of Business | Villanova University


Corinne Post, PhD, is an expert in workplace diversity with a focus in women on boards, in top management teams, and in leadership roles.

Areas of Expertise (10)

Corporate Governance

Workplace Diversity

Diversity & Inclusion

Organization & Management


Business & Leadership



Diversity Management

Top Management Teams


Corinne Post, PhD, the Fred J. Springer Endowed Chair in Business Leadership, is an expert in workplace diversity with a focus on women on boards, in top management teams, and in leadership roles. Her research addresses diversity as an enabler or impediment to group and organizational performance and career trajectories. Dr. Post has presented her research at academic conferences and professional organizations internationally and earned a grant from the National Science Foundation. Her research has been discussed in places such as the Harvard Business Review, Financial Times, Forbes, Fortune, The Wall Street Journal, and The Washington Post. She is also a contributor at Forbes.

Dr. Post earned her BS in Organization Management and a Masters in International Management from HEC, University of Geneva and HEC, University of Lausanne—both in Switzerland—respectively. She received her PhD in Organization Management from Rutgers University. Prior to joining academia, she was an IT analyst and human resource specialist for Accenture.

Education (3)

Rutgers Business School: PhD, Organization Management

H.E.C. (Business School), University of Lausanne, Switzerland: MA, International Management

H.E.C. (Business School), University of Geneva, Switzerland.: BA, Organization Management

Select Accomplishments (1)

Fred J. Springer Endowed Chair in Business Leadership (professional)

Villanova School of Business, Villanova University

Select Media Appearances (1)

In 2023, Women's Gains in Corporate C-Suites Were Reversed



Corinne Post, chair in business leadership at Villanova University, said it takes more than a few promotions to sustain change at a company. "Are our processes fair, what are the biases that exist, how do we eradicate them? All that stuff is really hard change-management work," she said.

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Research Grants (1)

"Leveraging Thought Diversity," Decision, Risk, and Management Science Program.

National Science Foundation $265,336

February 2009 – February 2011. Co-PI with Nancy DiTomaso, Rutgers Business School – Newark and New Brunswick. Collaborative Proposal Rutgers University – Lehigh University.

Select Academic Articles (1)

What Changes after Women Enter Top Management Teams? A Gender-Based Model of Strategic Renewal

Academy of Management Journal VOL. 65, NO. 1

Corinne Post, Boris Lokshin and Christophe Boone


The question of what changes when women enter upper-echelons teams has long frustrated upper echelons and gender researchers. We build on the dynamic strategic renewal literature, combine it with upper echelons theory insights, and integrate knowledge about female executives’ career strategies to theorize how and when female appointments into top management teams (TMTs) cause firms to change their approach to knowledge-related strategic renewal.

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