M.S. (Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis), B.A. (Bogazici University, Turkey)
Ezgi Ozgumus is a sixth-year PhD candidate in Organizational Behavior at London Business School. Her research seeks to advance our broader understanding of overlooked drivers of gender inequities in careers and thus in organizations. In one program of research, she examines how modern gender roles come to be infused into both women’s and men’s sense of self-worth and uniquely undermine women’s careers.
In another stream, she studies how men’s lay beliefs about gender roles get in the way of rational decision-making around workplace family leave policies in the United States. In different work, Ezgi examines how aspects of the context – be it the over/underrepresentation of certain identities, or social identity threat evoked by individuals’ social networks – can impede gender equity in careers and organizations.
Ezgi’s research has been published in leading psychology and management journals, including Research in Organizational Behavior, Journal of Experimental Social Psychology and Psychology of Women Quarterly. She holds a Master’s degree in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) and a Bachelor’s in Tourism Administration from Bogazici University in Istanbul, Turkey.