Ella L.J. Edmonson Bell

Ella L.J. Edmonson Bell is a Professor at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College. She is also an author, managerial consultant, national recognized researcher, and advocate on women’s workplace issues. She is the co-author of Our Separate Ways: Black and White Women and the Struggle for Professional Identity. Her second book is Career GPS. As a nationally respected managerial consultant, Ella has shared her expertise and knowledge on discriminatory barriers in the workplace, strategic leadership, managing inclusion, and work-life balance with corporate leaders across the country.

Ella’s scholarly work has been reported in the Wall Street Journal, The Boston Globe, The Los Angeles Times, The Charlotte Business Journal, The Christian Science Monitor, Newsweek, Working Women, Business Week, Black Enterprise and Essence Magazines. She is considered by industry and the academy to be one of the leading experts in organizational change, and the management of race, gender and class in organizational life. In addition, Ella appeared on CNN’S Democracy in America ’96 as a nationally recognized expert of race relations in the workplace.

Ella Bell’s Monday Sessions:

Tapping Into the Joy Inside Us All

Keynote Address by Ella L.J. Bell, Professor, Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College Within each of us is a spark of joy that fuels our ongoing commitment to the causes and communities we serve. Particularly during complicated times like those we currently face, our work as nonprofit leaders can feel exhausting. How can we tap into our own spark of joy and share it with each other, to regularly renew that sense of inspiration that first called us to serve the greater good? Ella L.J. Bell, Professor at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College, is a nationally recognized researcher and advocate on women’s workplace issues. She has shared her expertise and knowledge on discriminatory barriers in the workplace, strategic leadership, managing inclusion, and work-life balance with leaders across the country. Ella is considered by industry and the academy to be one of the leading experts in organizational change, and the management of race, gender and class in organizational life. As our keynote speaker, Ella will bring her contagious positive outlook to help us both rediscover our own spark of joy and practice sharing that joy with each other, to strengthen a collective wave of inspiration that will keep us energized around our commitment to goodness and positive impact for the communities we serve.

Leadership Inside Out (Double Session)

***This is a double session that requires registration for BOTH breakout sessions 3 & 4***

Wise and seasoned leaders understand their best leadership characteristics come from within. While much has been stated on how leadership can be taught, it is the development and nurturance of personal characteristics that builds leadership potential. Such characteristics include integrity, courage, determination, humility, and intelligence, among others.

The goal of this extended session, designed for individuals in leadership roles, is to create a safe space for participants to reflect, uncover and discuss those leadership traits that all too often stay hidden inside of us.  A key objective is to deepen self-awareness and authenticity.

Ella Bell, Professor at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College, is a nationally respected managerial consultant considered by industry and the academy to be one of the leading experts in organizational change. Ella will lead participants through a series of experiential exercises designed to enhance leadership capacity.