Dr. J.Janelle Shubert

Adjunct Professor of Management

Former Director, The Center for Women’s Entrepreneurial Leadership Babson College

Dr. Shubert is a consultant and an academic with almost forty years of experience in organizational development, organizational change and leadership development.

 As a consultant, she has spent over two decades working with public and private sector, for profit and not-for-profit, domestic and multinational organizations, helping them design and manage complex organizational growth and change and develop the leadership necessary to sustain change.

 Between 1999-2004 she was a senior member of a small boutique consulting group whose work focused on the challenges of developing and retaining talented women in Fortune 500 firms and particularly the professional identity issues that women face and the role of internal and external mentoring/coaching/advocacy in confronting those issues.

Over the years she has had the opportunity to work with a wide array of clients including: Detroit Edison, Goodyear Tire and Rubber, Charles Schwab, Warner Lambert, PriceWaterhouse Coopers, KPMG, Lotus Development Corporation, Avery Dennison, Prudential Holborn Financial Services (U,K.), London Business School, Hawker Siddley Ltd, (U.K.), The U.S. Department of Agriculture,  Marriott International, The Civil Service College of Great Britain, The South Carolina Executive Institute, Hasbro,  and Stockholm School of Economics among many others.

In 2004 Shubert joined Babson College’s Center for Women’s Entrepreneurial Leadership, where she was the Director from 2007-2011.  In addition to teaching in the MBA programs at Babson, she is also the founder and faculty for Babson’s Executive Education program for women, “Moving from Opportunity to Action”.

Beginning in 2012 she has been collaborating with Cheryl Kiser, Executive Director of the Lewis Institute at Babson College, in the design of a graduate course on corporate value creation.  The two of them (along with another colleague) have produced Creating Social Value: A Guide for Leaders and Change Makers (Greenleaf Publishing, 2014).

Prior to joining Babson she was on the faculty at the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard, from 1992-2004 designing and teaching courses in the degree programs, serving as Faculty Chair for the Mid-Career MPA Summer Program and teaching in a wide array of Executive Programs, including two designed specifically for women and two designed to foster democratic devolution in Northern Ireland.

Shubert spent two years as a visiting professor at London Business School in organizatoinal behavior (1990-1992) four years as a lecturer at Harvard Busienss School (1985-1990) and seven years at the University of Michigan, where she was both a member of the University of Michigan, where she was both a member of the factuly and a senior administrator.

Her Ph. D. is from the University of Michigan, her Master's from Michigan State University and her undergraduate degree from Southwest Missouri State University.

She and her husband Charles, who is a senior researcher at M.I.T., live in Wellesley, Massachusetts. They have  one adult son.



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