Gender Equity In Business

Areas of research and education include:

  • gender bias in hiring and promotion
  • sexual harassment and misconduct
  • workplace relationships
  • power differentials
  • pay inequities

Our vision and mission

Through cutting-edge research, training, and education, the Kinsey-Kelley Center for Gender Equity in Business equips current and future business leaders to create organizational cultures and to instill individual behaviors that advance gender equity in all business operations and promote safe and healthy working environments free from sexual misconduct, harassment, and discrimination.

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The Kinsey-Kelley Center for Gender Equity in Business will be the premier academic producer and source of research and teaching resources and the provider of choice for training related to gender equity and nondiscrimination in business.

Our partnership with the Kinsey Institute

The Kinsey Institute is a leader in scientific knowledge and research on issues of sexuality, gender, and reproduction. Through our partnership with the Kinsey Institute, faculty from the Kelley School will work alongside colleagues from the Kinsey Institute to develop and apply research-based approaches to long-standing gender inequity issues in the workplace.

Meet the director

April Sellers

Pam Meyer Yttri Director of the Kinsey-Kelley Center for Gender Equity in Business and Clinical Professor

Professor Sellers spent 16 years as a trial lawyer representing businesses, governments and individuals in disputes before federal and state courts as a partner with the law firm of Faegre Baker Daniels LLP. She has written briefs filed with the U.S. Supreme Court and the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals, as well as a variety of U.S. District Courts and state courts. She focused on the defense of a major class action; the defense of medical devices in multidistrict litigation; franchise law; and Constitutional challenges to local laws. She has counseled clients in a wide variety of contract, regulatory and product liability disputes.

Professor Sellers also served as Deputy Chief of Staff to former Indianapolis Mayor Bart Peterson, and served as counsel to the Marion County Election Board and the Indianapolis Ethics Commission. She is experienced in advising elected officials on legal and ethical matters. She is passionate about the challenges and opportunities facing cities.

Professor Sellers teaches law and ethics to undergraduate and MBA students. She also helps advise the Indiana University Mock Trial Team.  Her areas of expertise include legal and ethical issues in the modern workplace; Constitutional law; and how businesses can write better contracts.  She has won several awards for teaching, including the Kelley School of Business Elvin S. Eyster Teaching Scholar Award and an Indiana University Trustees Teaching Award.

The partnership between the Kinsey Institute and the Kelley School of Business will strengthen organizations by addressing gender equity, sexual misconduct and sexual harassment to make our workplaces safer and more equitable.

Pamela Whitten, President, Indiana University


April Sellers
Pam Meyer Yttri Director of the Kinsey-Kelley Center for Gender Equity in Business
Clinical Professor