Professor Stella M. Nkomo is a Professor in the Department of Human Resource Management at the University of Pretoria and former Deputy Dean for Research and Postgraduate Studies.    Her current research focuses on diversity and race and gender in organisations.

She is an Associate Editor for Equality, Diversity & Inclusion: an international journal and Senior Editor for diversity entries in the Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Business and Management.  She has received the Sage Scholarly Contributions Award (Academy of Management) for her research on gender and diversity in organisations; the Distinguished Woman Scholar in the Social Sciences Award from the Department of Science and Technology (South Africa), and the International Leadership Association Lifetime Achievement Award.

Professor Nkomo is A-rated South African researcher and founding President of the Africa Academy of Management.