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Ian O. Ihnatowycz Institute for Leadership

Kimberley Milani

Kimberley Milani

Kimberley Young Milani

Kimberley is an accomplished leadership professional and has occupied director-level positions in academic centres and institutes across Western University. In 2017, Kimberley joined Ivey Business School’s Ian O. Ihnatowycz Institute for Leadership, an Institute at the forefront of knowledge creation in the leader character area. She co-founded Ivey’s Women’s Leadership and Mentoring Program (LAMP) in 2019. Kimberley is also proud to be a member of Ivey's EDI Advisory Council.

Kimberley received her undergraduate degree from the University of Toronto and a Master's Diploma in Organisational Leadership from Saïd Business School at the University of Oxford, UK.  She is the author of the forthcoming book, CHARACTER: What Contemporary Leaders Can Teach us about Building a More Just, Prosperous and Sustainable Future, co-written with her colleague, Gerard Seijts. She is an author on several articles in publications such as Organizational Dynamics, Business Horizons and the Ivey Business Journal, and has conducted extensive public speaking and workshop facilitation on character leadership and women’s leadership in Canada and the US.

Prior to joining Ivey, she was the Director of The Circle Women’s Centre at Brescia University College, Western University for ten years, that cultivated a unique, collaborative, and shared approach to leadership. She was also a founding member and Director of the Institute for Women in Leadership (IWIL) at Brescia for seven years.  

Kimberley is a dedicated volunteer and has shared her time and talents with numerous organizations focused on women’s issues, the environment and social justice, including ReForest London, the Women's Events Committee, V-Day London, Women Our Votes Count, The Circle Women's Collective, and Pillar Nonprofit.  




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