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Zoe Kinias

Associate Professor, Organizational Behaviour & Sustainability

John F. Wood Chair for Innovation in Business Education

Zoe Kinias

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Dr. Kinias researches Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI), how it connects with identities, and interventions to enable everyone’s success. She recently co-designed a Virtual Reality research and learning tool for team decision-making and generally enjoys working on the boundaries of established practices to create better business education.

She publishes in respected peer-reviewed academic journals including the Journal of Applied Psychology and Organizational Behaviour and Human Decision Processes. Her work has also been featured in a variety of broader outlets, including Bloomberg Businessweek, The Case Centre, Forbes, Harvard Business Publishing, Harvard Business Review, Huffington Post, the New York Times, Programme Eve, and South China Morning Post. Having lived in North America, North Africa, and Southeast Asia, with recent leadership responsibilities in France and Singapore and now in Canada, Zoe has both a global perspective and a working knowledge of culture.


  • Leading People and Organizations

Programs Taught

  • HBA


  • PhD, University of California Santa Barbara
  • BA, Arizona State University, Barrett Honors College

Recent Refereed Articles

  • Adbi, A.; Chatterjee, C.; Cortland, C.; Kinias, Z. K.; Singh, J., 2021, "Women’s Disempowerment and Preferences for Skin Lightening Products That Reinforce Colorism: Experimental Evidence From India", Psychology of Women Quarterly, June 45(2): 178 - 193.

For more publications please see our Research Database

Work in Progress

  • Cortland, C. I., & Kinias, Z. (conditionally accepted at Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin). Adding fuel to the collective fire: Stereotype threat, solidarity, and support for change.
  • Trombini, C., Jiang, W., & Kinias, Z. (under second round review). Receiving social support motivates prosocial behaviors within and beyond organizations.
  • Cortland, C. I., & Kinias, Z. (invited revision in progress). Leveraging a social impact leadership identity to increase support for gender balance.
  • Masters-Waage, T.C., van Zelderen, A.P.A., Reb, J., Kinias, Z., & Menges, J.I. (invited revision in progress). An (organizational) researcher’s guide to the virtual reality galaxy.
  • Akinola, M., Trombini, C.*, Kinias, Z., Ingram., P., & Mehta, P. (invited revision in progress). Gender differences in the biological profiles of effective male and female leaders.
  • Xiao, V.L., Corrington, A., Kinias, Z. & Hebl, M. (under first round review). (Still) overworked and (still) underpaid: Gender differences in personal entitlement, revisited and broadened.

Honours & Awards

  • Case Centre’s Outstanding Case Writer (2020): Hot Topic ‘Diversity and Discrimination’
  • Faculty Transnational Research Award (2015), Gender and Diversity in Organizations Division, Academy of Management
  • Outstanding Reviewer (2015), Gender and Diversity in Organizations Division, Academy of Management
  • Thesis of Distinction (2002), Arizona State University Barrett Honors College


  • Visiting Researcher at Rice University (Industrial-Organizational Psychology Interest Group), August 2022-April 2023
  • Associate Professor (with tenure) at INSEAD, September 2017-April 2023
  • Organisational Behaviour Area Chair at INSEAD, September 2019-August 2022
  • Inaugural Academic Director of INSEAD Gender Initiative, March 2017 to August 2022
  • Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Taskforce chair, August to December 2020
  • Assistant Professor, INSEAD, 2009 to 2017 (including maternity leave in 2014)
  • Visiting Assistant Professor and Post-Doctoral Fellow, Kellogg Teams and Groups Research Center, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University, 2007 to 2009

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