The outstanding achievements of a Business School professor and student were recognised at this year’s University’s Women of Achievement Awards, held in the Clothworkers Centenary Concert Hall on Wednesday 19 September.
Professor Wandi Bruine de Bruin, Professor with University Leadership Chair in Behavioural Decision Making, was recognised for her election as fellow of the Psychonomic Society and of the Network for Studies on Pensions, Aging and Retirement (NETSPAR).
Current BSc Economics student Rebecca McCaw was selected to appear on the Women of Achievement Roll of Honour for her outstanding contribution to the award winning Leeds Women in Leadership Society, where she holds the position of President.
The Awards were hosted by Professor Lisa Roberts, Deputy Vice-Chancellor: Research and Innovation. Alumna and Chief Executive of the Southbank Centre, Elaine Bedell, gave a keynote speech and presented the winners with their award certificates.
Being held for the fifth time, the Awards are a key part of the Leeds Gender Framework. They celebrate the significant contributions and impact that the winners have made across the University and beyond. The women receiving awards were all nominated by their peers, and represent academic and professional staff, as well as students, and are drawn from across the University. They all share a common commitment to excellence and have performed outstandingly in their fields, whether this be in research, student education or student experience, scholarship, leadership of key University initiatives, or supporting administrative and technical activities.
Portrait photographs of the award winners will shortly be installed as part of a permanent exhibition in Parkinson Court. The images of this year’s winners will join those of the 50 women recognised in previous Women of Achievement Awards, helping to create an enduring showcase celebrating the University’s talented and remarkable women, and providing exemplary female role models to inspire other staff and students in their career development.