Diana Bilimoria’s book Women in STEM Careers: International Perspectives on Increasing Workforce Participation, Advancement and Leadership was awarded the Commonwealth Businesswomen’s Publication of the Year Award for 2015. Bilimoria is the KeyBank Professor and chair and professor of organizational behavior at the Weatherhead School of Management.
The second Commonwealth Businesswomen Awards recognized the book just before the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting and First Women’s Forum in Malta Nov. 22-29.
The award citation states:
“The debate on women in or rather not sufficiently in STEM including at senior levels within and across the Commonwealth and beyond continues to gather pace with increasing impatience. In an effort to move away from the usual negative approach of studying why women leave STEM areas, Diana Bilimoria from the US and Linley Lord from Australia along with their international contributors focus on a number of research studies across the US, Australia and Europe that examine why women stay and what organisations and broader societal practices are doing to encourage women’s career development. Published by UK independent publisher, Edward Elgar, this solutions-based book is the standout text on a standout topic. It also highlights the value of comparative international policy-relevant research on women’s economic empowerment across several Commonwealth countries and contexts.”
Bilimoria’s expertise in women in leadership is recognized and celebrated in this most recent award.