American Univesity of Beirut

Dr. Charlotte Karam​


Dr. Charlotte Karam​

Founding Member​

> Director of International Partnerships, and Founding Director (2018-2021), CIBL for Women and Adjunct Professor  
> Endowed Professor in Inclusive Human Resource Systems at Telfer School of Management, University of Ottawa ​


Dr. Karam is a tenured associate professor at the Telfer School of Management, University of Ottawa, where she also hol​​ds an endowed professorship in gender and inclusive systems. Charlotte is also an adjunct Professor at the Olayan School of Business, American University of Beirut where she served as the founding director of the Center of Inclusive Business and Leadership (CIBL) for Women, and currently holds the position of director of international partnership.

Charlotte joined Telfer in 2021, she previously served as Associate Dean of Programs and Chairperson of the Management, Marketing and Entrepreneurship Track at OSB. She is the Area Editor of Feminism(s) at Journal of Business Ethics. Recognized as a Distinguished Scholar by the Arab Fund Fellowship Program, she and her team secured over $10M to support work on Inclusive HR Systems. Through a MEPI grant she led the development of The KIP Index- the first MENA sector-based measure of women's recruitment, retention and promotion. In 2021, she launched The SAWI Project, focused on mobilizing employers to engage in localized strategies for women-inclusive HR systems working with employers in 8 MENA countries and training over 480 managers and executives. Charlotte was recognized as a Global Gender Champion by US Dept. of State, one of the 100 Most Influential People in Gender Policy by Apolitical, and on the Bath University's Thinklist 30. She had an active role in the passing of the 2021 anti-sexual harassment law in Lebanon and continues to support employers to implement workplace protections. Charlotte completed terms on the WEF's 2018-19 Global Future Council and the board of the PRME working group on Business for Peace. She is a founding member of Khaddit Beirut in response to the August 4th, 2020 Beirut explosion.


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