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Bridging practice and research on women’s leadership topics and the advancement of women in organizations.

The Butler Center Research Group supports scholarship on the subjects of leadership development; inclusion related to gender and diversity; and organizational change. Research Director Ellen Ernst Kossek is an expert in the field of work-life change management, including psychological, health, and productivity effects of work-life issues, and sustaining positive workplaces that support the advancement of women. Current research includes evaluating and implementing leadership and work-life change management initiatives to improve how people manage technology and work-life boundaries, and leader and organizational cultural support of sustainable careers and occupational resilience.


Read Dr. Ellen Ernst Kossek's latest opinion pieces featured on CNN.com and The WSJ.com. Click here for the full articles.

Read about Ellen Ernst Kossek’s recently published research on measuring the behaviors of supportive managers. Click here for more information.