Dean Beck-Dudley Receives WAME Award of Distinction - AACSB
Beck-Dudley Recognized as Distinguished Woman in Business Education
In recognition of her path-paving leadership, Caryn Beck-Dudley has been awarded the Pat Flynn Distinguished Woman in Business Education Award by WAME.
The Women Administrators in Management Education (WAME) affinity group was created to empower and encourage women business school administrators around the world. When WAME was established in 1993, there were only six female deans of AACSB-accredited business schools. Formed originally as the Women Administrators in Business Schools, the name was changed when AACSB formed affinity groups after 2000.
One of the group’s goals today is to proactively work toward greater representation and advancement of women in business school leadership positions. There has been much progress since WAME’s origins in that 25.3 percent of deans and 33.7 percent of associate deans are now women, according to data from AACSB’s 2019 Data Guide. But there is still much work to be done before women are equally represented in senior leadership roles at business schools.
This is why WAME celebrates and recognizes women who continue to pave the way for other women business school leaders. It is in this spirit that Caryn Beck-Dudley has been named the fifth recipient of the Patricia M. Flynn Distinguished Woman in Business Education Award. Beck-Dudley is dean of the Leavey School of Business at Santa Clara University in Silicon Valley.
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