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 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. She is also the co-author of the forthcoming book, CHARACTER: What Contemporary Leaders Can Teach us about Building a More Just, Prosperous and Sustainable Future.
Prior to joining Ivey, she was the Director of The Circle Women’s Centre at Brescia University College (an affiliate college of Western University, and Canada’s only women’s university) for ten years, that cultivated a unique, collaborative, and shared approach to leadership. She was also a founding member of the Institute for Women in Leadership (IWIL) at Brescia and was its Director for seven years.
Over the past 20 years, Kimberley has volunteered for numerous organizations focused on women’s issues, the environment and social justice, including ReForest London, the Women's Events Committee, Women Our Votes Count, The Circle Women's Collective, and Pillar Nonprofit.
- Seijts, G., Young Milani, K. (forthcoming). CHARACTER: What Contemporary Leaders Can Teach us about Building a More Just, Prosperous and Sustainable Future
- Seijts, G., Young Milani, K. (2022). The application of leader character to building cultures of equity, diversity, and inclusion. Business Horizons.
- Seijts, G.H., Young Milani, K. (2020). The myriad ways in which COVID-19 revealed character. Organizational Dynamics
- Young Milani, K., Seijts, G. (2020). Why Fighting COVID-19 Requires Character. Ivey Business Journal.