2022 award winners are announced for The Strategic Management Society’s Sucheta Nadkarni Award for Outstanding Publication on Women Executive Leadership, sponsored by Cambridge Judge, and The Phillips and Nadkarni Award for Outstanding Paper on Diversity and Cognition.
It is three years now since Professor Sucheta Nadkarni’s passing and we continue to remember Sucheta for her enormous energy and drive; a great love for her work, publishing consistently regularly in the top journals in her field; supporting women to aspire and achieve in their professional lives; and a champion of diversity in the workplace and in broader society.
The late Professor Sucheta Nadkarni served as the Director of the Wo+Men’s Leadership Centre, undertaking research on gender diversity and inspiring the next generation of women leaders.
We remembered Sucheta at the Wo+Men’s Leadership Centre annual conference, Breaking the Bias, on Saturday 8 October, a day of meaningful exchange and empowerment.
The academic community remembers Sucheta through two awards:
The Cambridge Judge-sponsored Sucheta Nadkarni Award for Outstanding Publication on Women Executive Leadership launched by the Strategic Management Society, and the Phillips and Nadkarni Award for Outstanding Paper on Diversity created by the Academy of Management – which is named after the late Dr Katherine W. Phillips who pioneered research on the benefits of diversity in the workplace and the late Dr Sucheta Nadkarni.
The 2022 winners
The Sucheta Nadkarni Award for Outstanding Publication on Women Executive Leadership
This year’s award was for the paper “Making the Invisible Visible: Paradoxical Effects of Intersectional Invisibility on the Career Experiences of Executive Black Women”, which was published in the Academy of Management Journal. The paper’s co-authors are Alexis Nicole Smith of Oklahoma State University; Maria Baskerville Watkins of Northeastern University; Jamie J. Ladge of Northeastern University; and Pamela Carlton, Founder and President of Springboard Partners in Cross Cultural Leadership.
This award recognises a refereed journal publication with “potential to significantly impact our understanding of women executive leadership”.
The Phillips and Nadkarni Award for Outstanding Paper on Diversity and Cognition
This year’s award was for the paper “How a Reenacted Racial Violation Shifts How Organizations Manage Race”, co-authored by Stephanie Creary of The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and Tiffany Smith, who was a Research Assistant at Wharton. Awarded by the Academy of Management to honour the best paper at the intersection of diversity and cognition submitted to the Annual Academy of Management Meeting.