More from Patricia Hewlin's Recent Media Coverage


Leveraging social media to land jobs

Social media is dramatically reshaping today’s hiring landscape, says Professor Patricia Hewlin. With the accessibility of LinkedIn and other platforms like Instagram, communication between candidate and employers or hiring committee has become more casual and informed, potentially creating a less daunting job application process.

Published: 6 Jul 2021

Cultivating authenticity in the workplace

When “work from home” ceased to be a moniker and became a long-term reality for countless professionals around the globe, workplace wellness also took on a new meaning. Professor Patricia Hewlin points to authenticity as the root of personal wellbeing in every aspect of life.

Published: 28 Jun 2021

MBA alumna credits McGill connections for success

Aliénor Armand-Linot (MBA’17) was building her career in investment banking on Wall Street when she made the decision to join McGill’s MBA program in 2015.

Published: 26 Mar 2021

Successful leadership hinges on emotional intelligence

Following the unprecedented resignation of Governor General Julie Payette after allegations of a toxic work environment at Rideau Hall, Professor Patricia Faison Hewlin stresses the importance of authentic leadership skills in the workplace. Effective leaders rely heavily on the ability to connect to people meaningfully and with empathy, she argues. 

Published: 27 Jan 2021

Delve: It’s Difficult to Breathe Behind a Facade, but Psychological Safety is the Antidote

According to McGill University’s Professor Patricia Faison Hewlin, today’s socio-political climate has placed diversity and inclusion at the forefront, revealing the depth to which psychological safety has been absent in many workplaces.

Published: 25 Nov 2020

To weather the health and social crises, lead with compassion and authenticity

As the world faces an uphill battle against the pandemic and social injustices, Professor Patricia Faison Hewlin is calling on educators to ensure a focus on authenticity, emotional intelligence and race, equality and inclusion is present in their conversations on leadership.

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Published: 7 Oct 2020

Companies are addressing racism through open dialogue sessions – but is it working?

As the Black Lives Matter movement continues to shine a light on systemic racism, many companies are committing to “listening and learning” to the lived experiences of underrepresented groups through open dialogue sessions to help make concrete plans that will advance equity, diversity and inclusion. Despite the well-intentions, these sessions have been subject to criticism.

Published: 7 Oct 2020

A message to Black women scholars

Professor Patricia Faison Hewlin, together with Dr. Laura Morgan Roberts of the University of Virginia, has penned an open letter addressing the unique experiences that Black women scholars are facing during the “double pandemic” confronting our society.

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Published: 21 Aug 2020

Empowering authenticity in diversity discussions

At a panel discussion on “Antiracism, Allyship, and Authenticity: Building Internal Capacity for Institutional Change” hosted by University of Michigan’s Center for Positive Organizations in its Ross School of Business, Professor Patricia Faison Hewlin addressed various diversity measures taken by organizations.

Published: 21 Aug 2020

How to embrace authenticity at work

Despite the pressure to perform, Professor Patricia Faison Hewlin’s research shows that being authentic and showing your true self in the workplace leads to higher work satisfaction.

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Published: 4 Aug 2020

Turning protest into policy

The recent police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis has sparked an uprising across the world with people from all walks of life coming together to fight against systemic racism and violence.

Published: 4 Jun 2020

BCom academic leadership announcement

On May 1, 2020, Professor Patricia Faison Hewlin will step down as Associate Dean, Undergraduate Programs, to assume her appointment as Omudsperson for Students at McGill University.

Published: 24 Apr 2020

Professor Hewlin recommends business book to inspire during time of uncertainty

The Globe and Mail has curated a list of books recommended by seven business leaders, with Professor Patricia Faison Hewlin recommending Awakening Compassion in the Workplace by Jane Dutton and Monica Worline.

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Published: 21 Apr 2020

Delve: When a Good Boss is Bad for Workers

New research from Prof Patricia Hewlin explores how a boss’s integrity affects whether an employee is being true to her/his own identity, even when there’s a disconnect with the group’s values. If there were a boss who demonstrated integrity—who was consistent, trustworthy, and fair—would employees feel more comfortable being their authentic selves?

Published: 16 Dec 2019

Workplace ghosting: a change in power dynamics

Professor Patricia Hewlin joins CBC News to discuss the new phenomenon of workplace ghosting.

According to Professor Hewlin, recent years have seen a shift in power dynamics between employee and employer. Employees are more determined than ever to find the most suitable workplace culture fit, leaving some employers that don’t make the cut in the lurch.

Published: 11 Nov 2019


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