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Oxford University Press Book

Dr Kate Blackmon, and Susan Rudy are preparing Leading Women, a book-length study of the gender gap in leadership. Based on the Rhodes Project data, the book is under contract with Oxford University Press. To learn more, see our executive briefing and Work in Progress

Working Paper Series
Our Working Papers Series is designed to communicate our researchers’ findings in advance of formal publication.

Recent Presentations

Administrative Sciences Association of Canada
In June 2015,  Blackmon and Rudy's paper "Work-life balance: including lesbian perspectives was delivered in a seminar on LGBTs in the Workplace organised by Professor Eddy Ng through the Gender and Diversity in Organisations Division of the Administrative Sciences Associations of Canada.

Rhodes House, Oxford                                                   In January 2015, Dr Blackmon and Professor Susan Rudy delivered a presentation entitled "Leading Women: What do the stories of the earliest Rhodes women tell us" to the Rhodes Women group at Rhodes House, University of Oxford.

European Group for Organisation Studies
In July 2014, Dr Blackmon and Professor Rudy delivered a paper entitled "Personal versus professional identities in the careers of Women Rhodes Scholars, 1977-1982" at the annual meeting of the European Group for Organisation Studies in Rotterdam. 

Academy of Management                                             In August 2013, Dr Blackmon and Professor Rudy delivered a paper entitled “'And you think you have it all mapped out': Women Rhodes Scholars' Work-Life Identity Narratives" at a Gender and Diversity in Organizations Division session at the 2013 Academy of Management annual meeting in Orlando, Florida.

To the Fellows, Merton College, Oxford                    In October 2013, Dr Blackmon delivered a presentation entitled “Leading Women: Women Rhodes Scholars and the (Hypothesised) Gender Gap in Leadership” to her colleagues at Merton College, Oxford.

Executive Briefings

Our executive briefings are designed to present our findings in a concise and engaging format that will be of interest to general readers as well as decision makers in government, business, and education. Click on the images below to view.