Modupe Akinola

Authority on organisational performance and diversity at Columbia Business School

Modupe Akinola is a leading authority on organizational performance and diversity and is an Associate Professor of Management at Columbia Business School. She consults with leaders on stress management, diversity, equity, inclusion initiatives, and women’s leadership, and her research on stress and discrimination has been published in numerous academic journals and media outlets, including the New York Times, Forbes, and The Economist. Before becoming an academic, Akinola was Head of Diversity at Bain & Co. where she helped create a framework for recruiting and retaining people of color. She received her PhD in Organizational Behavior from Harvard.

Driving organizational performance and diversity

  1. Strategies organizations can adopt to increase the diversity of their talent pool
  2. The prejudices that influence the recruitment and retention of women and people of color in companies
  3. How organizational environments can generate stress and the impact on individual and organizational performance
  4. Building companies that increase employee productivity, enhance employee creativity and improve health outcomes