Amanda Elam, PhD is a Diana Research Fellow at the Diana International Research Institute at Babson College where she conducts research on gender and entrepreneurship in the United States and around the world. Her current research focuses on the funding and impact of women’s entrepreneurship across industries and regions. She serves on the editorial board of Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice and has published numerous articles in top academic journals, global reports, and edited volumes.
Dr. Elam is also CEO/Cofounder of Galaxy Diagnostics, an early-stage medical diagnostics company in Research Triangle Park, NC (USA) where she leads an exceptional team of scientists advancing clinical lab services for flea and tick-borne diseases implicated in serious chronic diseases. She advises several innovative small businesses in the life sciences and appears regularly on panels and podiums at industry and global research conferences.
Dr. Elam holds a doctorate in Sociology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Her dissertation was recognized by the Academy of Management Entrepreneurship Division for innovative thought leadership and was published as a book called Gender and Entrepreneurship: A Multilevel Theory and Practice. In addition to her business leadership and academic research, Amanda serves as a business advisor to a number of life sciences startups, an international NGOs focused on MSMEs, and appears regularly on panels and podiums at industry and global research conferences.