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Cynthia A. Ingols Simmons College, USA

Cynthia Ingols is a Fellow, Simmons University Institute for Inclusive Leadership,
Boston, Massachusetts. In this role, Cynthia coaches executive women on their leadership
skills, the change roles which they take up in their organizations, and the ever-present
question of how they care for themselves amidst the swirl of the external environment.
Cynthia continues to research topics of interest to women leaders: how they give and
receive useful feedback; what’s the place of mentoring and being mentored as leaders; and
how women leaders gain and/or serve as corporate sponsors of other women.
Cynthia received her doctorate from the Harvard Graduate School of Education
in organization behavior and a master’s degree in political science from the University
of Wisconsin–Madison. For twenty-plus years, she taught and worked as a Professor of
Practice, School of Business, Simmons University, Boston. She taught management communication
at the Harvard Business School, managed the 65-person case writing and
research staff at HBS, and taught qualitative methods courses at several Boston-area universities.
She serves as an editorial member of the Case Research Journal. She has served on
corporate boards for several organizations, including FOX RPM and Biosymposia.

Cynthia’s research has been published in leading journals. Her research on executive
education programs has been published in the Harvard Business Review, Organizational
Dynamics, and Training. Her research work on creating innovative organizational structures
and change was published in the Design Management Journal. She has published
numerous articles about careers in journals, such as the Journal of Career Development
and Human Resource Development Quarterly. She coauthored two books on career management:
Take Charge of Your Career and A Smart, Easy Guide to Interviewing. Cynthia
is grateful to Tupper and Gene for their invitation to join the team to publish the second
through fourth editions of Organizational Change: An Action-Oriented Toolkit and welcomes
Evelina to the team to publish the fifth edition.