Professor Stella M. Nkomo is a Professor in the Department of Human Resource Management at the University of Pretoria, Pretoria South Africa and Deputy Dean for Research and Postgraduate Studies in the Economic and Management Sciences Faculty. Prior to that she was a Professor at UNISA’s Graduate School of Business Leadership. She received her PhD in human resource management from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Her internationally recognized research on race and gender and diversity in organizations has been published in several books and journal articles. Professor Nkomo is the co-author of two books: Our Separate Ways: Black and White Women and the Struggle for Professional Identity (Harvard Business School Press) and Courageous Conversations: A Collection of interviews and reflections on responsible leadership by South African captains of industry. She has a B research rating from the National Research Foundation of South Africa. In 2010, she received the Distinguished Woman Scholar in the Social Sciences Award from the Department of Science and Technology.