Ronit Karkis a professor of leadership and organization studies at Bar-Ilan University, Israel. And at the School of Business, Exeter University, UK. She founded in BIU the Gender in the Field graduate program for social activism. She is a Senior Editor of the Leadership Quarterly and received the Academy of Management Award for Scholarly Contributions to Advancing Women in Leadership. Ronit studies leadership and its interplay with gender, creativity, identities at work and play. She is the owner of a consultancy firm that works with a verity of business organizations and managers and is an Academic Nomad, traveling internationally to give keynote presentations and guest lectures and consultancy on leadership topics.