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We are grateful to Cambridge Judge Business School at the University of Cambridge for sponsoring this award. 

2021 Sucheta Nadkarni Award Recipient

Gender-Inclusive Gatekeeping: How (Mostly Male) Predecessors Influence the Success of Female CEOs

Dwivedi, P., Joshi, A., & Misangyi, V. F. (2018). Gender-inclusive gatekeeping: How (mostly male) predecessors influence the success of female CEOs. Academy of Management Journal, 61(2), 379–404. https://doi.org/10.5465/amj.2015.1238

2020 Sucheta Nadkarni Award Recipient

Leaning Out: How Negative Recruitment Experiences Shape Women's Decisions to Compete for Executive Roles

Brands RA, Fernandez-Mateo I. Leaning Out: How Negative Recruitment Experiences Shape Women’s Decisions to Compete for Executive Roles. Administrative Science Quarterly. 2017;62(3):405-442. doi:10.1177/0001839216682728.

 

2022 Sucheta Nadkarni Award Recipient

We are delighted to share that the recipient of the third annual Sucheta Nadkarni Award for Outstanding Publication on Women Executive Leadership is: 

Making the Invisible Visible: Paradoxical Effects of Intersectional Invisibility on the Career Experiences of Executive Black Women

Alexis Nicole Smith, Marla Baskerville Watkins, Jamie J. Ladge, and Pamela Carlton. Published online by the Academy of Management Journal on 19 Dec 2019. https://doi.org/10.5465/amj.2017.1513

As part of the review process, when reviewers selected a paper as one of their top picks, they were asked to share a little about why they thought a particular paper stood out. A few of the notes are provided below, and share the collective appreciation for the impact and rigor of this work:

•    Clearly an important contribution to the understanding of strategies (successfully) used by minority executives. 
•    The authors collect very rich data to illustrate an novel and important construct of “outsider within” status.
•    Through in-depth interviews, this study investigates both the implications of intersectional invisbility as well as strategies that can be used to address challenges faced by executive black women. The revelation of strategies that can help executive black women has important practical implications. Asking a societally relevant question using a novel research approach for the domain.
•    This paper advances novel theory on a topic in much need of our attention: black women leadership…[aside from] its research importance, this paper also has practical impact on a topic of great breadth.
•    The paradoxical reconciliation of Black women executives as 'outsiders within' is a distinctive contribution to understanding and challenging our conception of women in leadership positions; acknowledging that additional salient attributes of women executives distinctly shapes their experience of strategic leadership.

The 2022 finalists are:

Blevins, D. P., Sauerwald, S., Hoobler, J. M., & Robertson, C. J. (2019). Gender differences in pay levels: An examination of the compensation of university presidents. Organization Science, 30(3), 600-616.
 
Jeong, S. H., & Harrison, D. A. (2017). Glass breaking, strategy making, and value creating: Meta-analytic outcomes of women as CEOs and TMT members. Academy of Management Journal, 60(4), 1219-1252.
 
Congratulations to all authors involved!  
 

Sucheta Nadkarni Award for Outstanding Publication on Women Executive Leadership

The Behavioral Strategy and Strategic Leadership & Governance Interest Groups are pleased to invite nominations for the third annual Sucheta Nadkarni Award for Outstanding Publication on Women Executive Leadership. We are grateful to Cambridge Judge Business School at the University of Cambridge for sponsoring this award in memory of our friend and colleague Sucheta Nadkarni (1967-2019). The award recognizes a refereed journal publication with potential to significantly impact our understanding of women executive leadership.

Professor Nadkarni’s scholarship in the area of strategic leadership, competitive dynamics, and gender diversity, has been influential across academia and practice. She was Gender Equality Champion at the University of Cambridge (2016-2019) and served as the Director of the Wo+Men’s Leadership Centre at Cambridge Judge Business School, where she designed a popular Executive Education program to develop the next generation of women leaders.

Read a tribute to Sucheta Nadkarni