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About CV Harquail

CV (Celia) Harquail, PhD, is a change agent, author, consultant, speaker, and (retired) management professor who advocates that we craft our work, run our organizations, and partner with our stakeholders in ways that lead us and our businesses to be positive forces in the world. 

Working at the intersection of organizational change, feminist praxis, leadership, and digital technology,  CV helps leaders think differently about the relationships between “business outcomes”, organizations, individuals, and systems. She helps leaders envision a future of work where businesses are profitable, products and work are meaningful, financial returns are consistent and fair, and individuals, communities, and the planet all flourish. She offers practical tools, useful frameworks, and novel resources for initiating and sustaining real change. 

An award-winner researcher and teacher, CV graduated from Bryn Mawr College with a degree in Political Theory, pursued her master’s certificate and taught in the Women’s Studies at University of Michigan, and received her PhD in Leadership and Organizations from the Ross School of Business, University of Michigan. For several years she was a professor at the Darden Graduate School of Business, University of Virginia, teaching leadership and organizational change to MBA and Executive students. More recently, she taught entrepreneurship & lean startup methods at Stevens Institute of Technology.

Working with Lex Schroeder (co-founder of FeministsAtWork) and Petra Kassun-Mutch (publisher of LiisBeth.com), CV produces and participates in the Entrepreneurial Feminist Forums, a series of conferences and workshops to support an international community of feminist entrepreneurs. CV is an Activator in the SheEO network, and a member of the #Powerbitches, ChairmanMom, and #DangerLadies feminist entrepreneur communities. She is an advisor to and writes for LiisBeth.com, the international media group for feminist changemakers.

CV’s recent book, Feminism: A Key Idea in Business and Society, is the first book to combine feminism and business. Written for both practitioners and students, Feminism: A Key Idea argues that feminist analysis, values, and practices are uniquely able to transform business and the future of work, allowing us to leap over improvements at the margins to shift to a completely different and better way of thinking about and doing ‘business’.

CV consults with startups and small businesses who want to build feminist practices and goals into their businesses, often using the Feminist Business Toolbox she’s created to fuse together ‘lean startup’ methods and feminist values.  If you're interested in working with CV, please use the contact form below to connect with her.  

CV has published research for both academics and practitioners in journals such as Administrative Science Quarterly, Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, and Organization Studies. Her writing addresses not only feminism and business but also social media and social change in organizations, organizational identity and reputation, employee branding, and positive organizational studies.  She’s active on Twitter, with 6000+ followers, and is listed as one of the Top Management Professors To Follow On Twitter.

CV works and lives with her family in the traditional homelands of the Ojibwe, Potawatomi, and Odawa peoples, now known as Chicago, IL.