Women & Leadership Outstanding Scholarship and Practice Awards

As a community focused on advancing women and leadership, the ILA Women and Leadership member community believes it is important to recognize and celebrate people who are contributing excellent work toward our goal. 

Winners of the 2017 Women and Leadership Awards

In 2014 the Women and Leadership member community began bestowing awards for outstanding scholarship and practice in the area of women and leadership. The award has been presented at the community’s annual networking luncheon at the ILA global conference and also at the Women and Leadership conference.

About the Awards

The Outstanding Scholarship for Established Scholars award recognizes excellence in the scholarship of a seasoned scholar whose published work (theoretical, empirical, or applied) has advanced the understanding of women in leadership in a significant way.

The Outstanding Scholarship for Emerging Scholars award recognizes excellence in the scholarship of a graduate student or early career scholar whose presentations, dissertation, and/or published work (theoretical, empirical, or applied) has the potential to advance or already has advanced the understanding of women in leadership in a significant way.

The Outstanding Practice With Broad Impact award recognizes excellence in the practice of an individual whose advocacy, commitment, or actions in support of women in leadership has influenced individuals, audiences, organizations, or broad communities. The award recipient is someone who practices leadership — from outside or from within the academic arena — with a focus on women and leadership and has benefited women in a variety of areas and arenas beyond the recipient’s local sphere, resulting in broad impact.

The Outstanding Practice With Local Impact award recognizes excellence in the practice of an individual whose advocacy, commitment, or actions in support of women in leadership has influenced individuals and audiences within their organization or community. The award recipient is someone who practices leadership — from outside or from within the academic arena — with a focus on women and leadership and has implemented a substantial change, policy, or event that has benefited women within a local sphere.

Past Winners of the Women & Leadership Outstanding Scholarship and Practice Awards

Outstanding Scholarship for Established Scholars

2019: Karen Longman, Professor & PhD Program Director, Higher Education, Azusa Pacific University

2017: Faith Wambura Ngunjiri, Associate Professor, Concordia College

 

Outstanding Scholarship for Emerging Scholars

2019: Wendy Fox-Kirk, Department Chair, Business Administration & Marketing, Goddard School of Business, Weber State University

2017: Paige Haber-Curran, Associate Profession, Texas State University

 

Outstanding Practice With Broad Impact

2020: Yolanda Caldwell, Director, The Women’s Leadership Institute and BOLD Women’s Leadership Network, The College of Saint Rose

2019: Susan Madsen, Karen Haight Huntsman Endowed Professor of Leadership, Jon M Huntsman School of Business, Utah State University

2017: Sara Safari, Author & Board Member, Empower Nepali Girls

 

Outstanding Practice With Local Impact

2020: Carol Clyde Gallagher, Assistant Professor, Organizational Leadership, Cottey College; Mayor Pro Tem, Nevada, MO

2019: Janice Cardwell, CEO and Executive Coach, Conceivers Leadership Development Group; Dissertation Chair, College of Doctoral Studies, University of Phoenix

2017: Geneva Murray, Director, Women’s Center, Ohio University