Mayra Ruiz Castro is part-time Faculty at Babson College, where she teaches Organizational Behavior. She is also a Researcher at the Harvard Business School and a Visiting Scholar at the Center for Gender in Organizations at Simmons College.
Mayra’s research focuses on the interplay between organizational practices and intra-household dynamics and its effects on employees’ career and life outcomes. Using both qualitative and quantitative methods, she studies people’s actions and experiences at work and at home and how these are shaped by the intersection between gender, racio-ethnicity, class and culture. She is particularly interested in emerging markets and developing countries.
She holds a Ph.D. in Development, Organizations and Gender and an M.Sc. in Development Administration and Planning from University College London. She received her B.A. in Business Administration from Universidad La Salle, Mexico. She has been the recipient of grants from the Mexican National Council of Science and Technology (CONACyT) and the British Council.
Before moving to the U.S. in summer 2012, Mayra was a Researcher at the University of Stuttgart, where she conducted an evaluation of mentoring programs for women in Germany funded by the German Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF).
In her native country, Mexico, Mayra implemented a 360-degree performance feedback and evaluation system at Ernst & Young and implemented Cisco Systems’ Networking Academy Program in more than 150 Universities.
Mayra has travelled widely around the world out of curiosity, appreciation and respect for new cultures. She has worked with non-governmental organizations and international students’ associations committed to greater social equality.