Julie Battilana

Professor, Harvard Business School and Harvard Kennedy School
Julie Battilana is a professor of organizational behavior at Harvard Business School and social innovation at Harvard Kennedy School, where she is also the founder and faculty chair of the Social Innovation + Change Initiative.

Professor Battilana's research examines the politics of change in organizations and in society. She’s especially focused on organizations and individuals that initiate and implement changes that diverge from the taken-for-granted norm—that break with the status quo. She teaches on power and influence, leadership, and organizational change.

She is the author of two books: “Power, for All: How it Really Works and Why It’s Everyone’s Business” (New York: Simon & Schuster, 2021) and “Democratize Work: The Case for Reorganizing the Economy” (University of Chicago Press, 2022, originally published in French by Le Seuil, 2020). She has published articles in the Academy of Management Annals, Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, Harvard Business Review, Journal of Business Ethics, Leadership Quarterly Management, Management Science, Organization, Organization Science, Organization Studies, Research in Organizational Behavior, Stanford Social Innovation Review, and Strategic Organization. Her research also has been featured in publications such as The Boston Globe, Forbes, Huffington Post, The Guardian, and The Washington Post. She lives in Belmont, Massachusetts.