Dr. Suzanne Gagnon is Associate Professor and Canada Life Chair in Leadership Education at the Asper Business School, University of Manitoba. She is also the inaugural director of the James W Burns Leadership, where her role is to develop leadership programming across disciplines and faculties. A professor of Organizational Behaviour at McGill University for 14 years, her research focuses on identity dynamics and leadership development in international firms, on emergent and collective leadership and its links to change and innovation, and on gender and equality in organizations across sectors. Dr. Gagnon has held several competitive grants to support her work including hosting of SSHRC-supported conferences for the international Co-LEAD Research Network, and as a co- investigator for the five-year SSHRC funded Community-University Research Alliance (CURA), DiversityLeads/ DiversitéEnTête (2011‐2017). She is an Editorial Board member of Organization Studies, Management Learning, and Leadership, the Sage journal, and has extensive experience as a strategy and organizational consultant.