Joyce Fletcher

Distinguished Scholar, Faculty Affiliate, Center for Gender in Organizations



D.B.A., Boston University


Organization behavior, leadership, gender


Dr. Fletcher, an authority on leadership and the interaction of gender and power in the workplace, is a frequent speaker at national and international conferences on the topic of women, power, and leadership. She uses relational theory and feminist concepts of power to understand and improve organizational effectiveness. Published extensively in academic journals, Fletcher has co-authored a widely read Harvard Business Review article entitled "A Modest Manifesto for Shattering the Glass Ceiling." Fletcher's book, Disappearing Acts: Gender, Power and Relational Practice at Work, was nominated as one of the year's best management books by the Academy of Management in 2001. She also co-authored Beyond Work Family Balance: Advancing Gender Equity and Workplace Performance, a book about how to lead organizational change efforts to achieve equity and effectiveness.

Dr. Fletcher is a Senior Research Scholar at the Jean Baker Miller Training Institute at the Wellesley College Centers for Women. She was on the faculty of Northeastern University before joining Simmons in 1998.