Melbourne Business School News #IWD2020: Hear our academics name their favourite woman in business

#IWD2020: Hear our academics name their favourite woman in business

To mark International Women's Day, we asked Melbourne Business School faculty members to recognise an inspirational woman in business.

The theme of International Women's Day 2020 is #EachforEqual, which recognises that equality is not a women's issue, but a business issue – and is essential for economies and communities to thrive.

Leaders chosen by our academics included former PepsiCo CEO Indra Nooyi, Reserve Bank of Australia board member Carol Schwartz, US women’s soccer team captain Megan Rapinoe, First State Super CEO Deanne Stewart and Macquarie Bank head Shemara Wikramanayake.

Professor Nadia Massoud chose to recognise Cassie Kozyrkov, who founded the field of Decision Intelligence at Google.

"She pushed boundaries by integrating the field of AI and decision science. Her achievements inspired my teaching and research on blockchain, which sits at the crossroad of disruptive technology and finance," Professor Massoud said.

For Professor Glenn Hoetker, the impact a businesswoman can have on a community was exemplified by his mother Julie Hoetker, who ran a grocery store in rural Illinois for 23 years.

"I saw the impact she had on her employees, customers and the whole community. She also served as city treasurer, chaired the county health department and much more – all as a single mother," he said.

Watch the video above to hear the full list.

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