Research Fellow, Center for Public Leadership
Patricia Bellinger is a Research Fellow at the Center for Public Leadership and an Adjunct Lecturer at Harvard Kennedy School. She teaches Inclusive Leadership and Diversity within the degree program, HKS Executive Education, and the Center’s Leadership Development programming. A leading expert on diversity and inclusion in organizations, Patricia speaks on the topic around the world.
Prior to joining the Center for Public Leadership, Patricia served as Executive Director of Executive Education at Harvard Business School, a $150 million business with a portfolio of over 130 programs. Previously, as a senior executive in the private sector, Patricia led the global diversity and inclusion transformation at energy conglomerate British Petroleum, where she served as BP’s first Group Vice President of Global Diversity and Inclusion. Under her leadership, BP won the coveted Catalyst award for the advancement of women and progress in global diversity. She subsequently served as BP’s Group Vice President of Executive Development and led the BP Leadership Academy as its first director.
Patricia is a non-executive director of Paris-based Sodexo SA and of Pattern Energy Inc., a wind energy company based in San Francisco. She serves on the Global Diversity and Inclusion Advisory Board of Barilla S.p.A, the Advisory Council of Catalyst, the Board of Trustees of uAspire, and the Leadership Council of Facing History & Ourselves. Patricia is a graduate of Harvard College.