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The Carnegie Mellon Leadership and Negotiation Academy will be led by distinguished professionals and faculty members from across Carnegie Mellon University.


Dr. Linda C. Babcock

Linda Babcock is Co-Founder of the Carnegie Mellon Leadership and Negotiation Academy and founder of Carnegie Mellon University’s Program for Research and Outreach on Gender Equity in Society (PROGRESS). She is the James Mellon Walton Professor of Economics at the Heinz College at Carnegie Mellon University.

Dr. Babcock has a Ph.D. in Economics and she specializes in negotiation and the advancement of women. Her research has appeared in the most prestigious economics, industrial relations, psychology, business, and law journals, and has received numerous grants from the National Science Foundation.

She also is the co-author of two highly regarded books about women and negotiation, Women Don’t Ask: The High Cost of Avoiding Negotiation—and Positive Strategies for Change and Ask For It: How Women Can Use the Power of Negotiation to Get What They Really Want. Women Don’t Ask was named by Fortune Magazine as one of the 75 smartest business books of all time. Dr. Babcock consults regularly for professional services firms, health care systems, technology companies, governmental entities, arts and entertainment organizations, social service providers, professional associations, and academic institutions.


Dr. Laurie R. Weingart

Laurie R. Weingart is the Carnegie Bosch Professor of Organizational Behavior and Theory and Director of the Accelerate Leadership Center at the Tepper School of Business at Carnegie Mellon University.

Dr. Weingart’s research examines negotiation, conflict, and innovation in teams. She has published extensively and has received numerous awards for her research on these topics. As of July 1, 2014, Dr. Weingart will be taking on the role of Senior Associate Dean of Education at the Tepper School.


Sara Laschever

Sara Laschever is Co-author, with Linda Babcock, of Women Don’t Ask: The High Cost of Avoiding Negotiation—and Positive Strategies for Change and Ask For It: How Women Can Use the Power of Negotiation to Get What They Really Want. Her work has been published by The New York Times, The Harvard Business Review, The New York Review of Books, Vogue, Glamour, WomensBiz, and many other publications.

A writer, editor, and cultural critic, Ms. Laschever is frequently cited in the national and international media as an expert on the persistence of the wage gap, women and conflict resolution, work-life balance issues, and the multiple factors influencing women’s long-term career success. She lectures and teaches workshops about women and negotiation for corporate audiences, colleges and universities, law firms, government agencies, and women’s leadership conferences in the U.S. and around the world.


Leanne Meyer

Leanne Meyer is a leadership expert, executive coach, gender specialist and professional consultant. Her work focuses on assisting leaders navigate critical inflection points where many have outgrown their professional identity and, given the demands and responsibility of their roles, need to change their perspectives regarding what is important and accordingly, how they spend their time and what new skill sets and behaviors they develop. Leanne consults and coaches regularly, and her clients include such companies as GlaxoSmithKline, McKesson, Joy Global, UBS, EQT, Bayer, the American Bar Association, Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney, Highmark, UPMC, LMA, and Giant Eagle.


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