Beverly Dawn Metcalfe is Visiting Associate Professor in International Management and HRD at the American University of Beirut. Dr Metcalfe has worked at the University of Manchester, Liverpool, Hull and Staffordshire Universities in England. Her research and teaching expertise include inter alia: Leadership Development, Leadership and Ethics, International Development; Developing Women's Leadership Capabilities in the Middle East; National and Comparative HRD, especially in the Middle East; Feminism, Social Movements and Globalization. She has published extensively in leading journals including Journal of Business Ethics, International Journal of HRM , and Human Resource Development International. Dr Metcalfe has had the honour to work globally in education, research and consultancy roles including Australia, Bahrain, Egypt, Oman, Malaysia, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, and the UAE. She has been a Visiting Professor in Griffith University and Monash University in Australia, and at AUC and Helwan Universties in Egypt. She is currently an investigator for the Knowledge is Power Project led by Charolotte Katram, and supported by the USA Department of State which will help develop women's empowerment through grassroots organizations. She has been the Chairwoman of the Gender, Race and Diversity in Organizations SIG, for the European Academy of Management since 2008, and is currently leading Special Issues of Human Resource Development International on Africa, and Gender and Governance in Business Ethics A European Review.