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Candice Lange, Director

Brock-Wilson Center for Women in Management

Candice Lange joined Krannert in July as the Director of the Brock-Wilson Center for Women in Management. Previously, she was president of Lange Advisors, a consulting and executive coaching firm.

Before launching her consulting practice, Candi was Director of Workforce Partnering at Eli Lilly and Company, where she built the company’s work-life initiative and led its diversity strategy and the extension of the Lilly corporate brand into its people practices. Under her leadership, Lilly achieved national recognition on a number of annual lists, including the Fortune 100 Best Places to Work in America and the Working Mother 100 Best Companies for Working Mothers.

Candi has served in a number of leadership roles in the community. She was a member of the national advisory board for the Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association and is a past president of its Indiana chapter. She was the founding co-chair of the greater Indianapolis United Way Success-by-Six initiative and was on the steering committee for the Boston College Work-Life Roundtable. In 1998, Candi served as an advisor to a White House Working Group on Child Care, chaired by treasury secretary Robert Rubin.  She has served on a number of advisory boards, including Bright Horizons Inc. and Indianapolis Woman magazine. She is a past president of the board of directors for St. Mary’s Child Center, a preschool and intervention center for young children at risk due to extreme poverty. She also serves on the Advisory Board of the Purdue University Center for Families.  Honors and awards include the Indiana Child Care Champion Award and Friend of Purdue.

Candi holds a degree in pharmacy from Purdue University and an MBA from Indiana University. 

Meara Habashi

Meara Habashi

Research Director

Dr. Habashi received her Ph.D. in Social Psychology in 2008 from Purdue University. Since that time, she has spent a number of years teaching and researching at various institutions. Dr. Habashi joined the faculty at Krannert in 2016 after spending 5 years at the University of Iowa. Dr. Habashi's primary research focus is in the area of motivation and emotion. She is particularly interested in how individual differences and emotion act as motivators of social behavior. Her research takes a traditional social cognitive person X situation approach to examine how different types of motivations affect various domains of behavior, including gender differences in occupational preference, helping behavior, and information processing.

Catherine Sandhage

Catherine Sandhage

Program Coordinator

Catherine is a graduate of the College of Literature, Science and the Arts at the University of Michigan with a BA in American Cultural Studies. Catherine worked in the retail jewelry industry as an appraiser before taking time to raise her children. Prior to relocating to Lafayette, Catherine held positions as the Executive Director for a non-profit girl choir and as an assistant tailor for a couture bridal store, both in metropolitan Atlanta, GA. She joined Krannert in January of 2017 as a Program Coordinator for the Brock-Wilson Center for Women in Management.