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Diana Bilimoria

Diana Bilimoria is KeyBank Professor and Professor and Chair of the Department of Organizational Behavior at the Weatherhead School of Management, Case Western Reserve University. She has served on the Board of Governors of the Academy of Management, and as the Chair of its Gender and Diversity in Organizations Division. She has served as the editor of the Journal of Management Education and sits on the editorial boards of several journals in the business and management field. She serves on the external advisory boards of several NSF ADVANCE projects at leading universities.

Dr. Bilimoria has received several honors and recognitions including the Academy of Management Learning & Education Best Paper Award in 2019, the Scholarly Contributions to Educational Practice Advancing Women in Leadership Award in 2017, the Weatherhead School of Management Enduring Research Impact Award in 2017, the Janet Chusmir Distinguished Service Award in 2016, the Weatherhead School of Management Teaching Excellence Award in 2014, the Excellence in Higher Education Leadership Award from the ACE Ohio Women's Network in 2012, and the Weatherhead School of Management's Doctoral Teaching Excellence Award in 2002.


Dr. Bilimoria's research focuses on gender and diversity in governance and leadership, and organizational transformation.

Her research studies have helped corporate, educational, and nonprofit organizations reinvent themselves and establish practices that attract and retain a high-performance, diverse workforce. Topics she studies include: How do individuals achieve their fullest potential as leaders and contributors in organizations? What facilitates women and minority group members becoming full participants in organizations, top management teams, and boardrooms? How can workplaces tap into all the capabilities of leadership and diversity?

Teaching and Executive Education

Dr. Bilimoria's teaching and executive education activities focus on leadership development and gender, diversity and inclusion in organizations. Her teaching enables the development of emotional intelligence, and the effective recruitment, advancement and retention of women and minority employees. Dr. Bilimoria helps individuals and organizations enhance their leadership contributions and impact to create positive benefits for the betterment of society.

Coaching and Consultancy

Dr. Bilimoria is active in providing managerial and board coaching and consultancy for corporations and non-profit organizations in the areas of recruitment, advancement, and retention of women and minority employees; leadership development; board roles and effective governance; executive coaching; and mentoring programs.

Diana Bilimoria, PhD

Diana Bilimoria

  • KeyBank Professor
  • Chair of the Department of Organizational Behavior
  • Professor of Organizational Behavior