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The Strategic Management Society awards Dr. Lex Smith Washington

Tuesday, August 30, 2022

Dr. Lex Smith Washington, associate professor in the Department of Management, Spears Business, was the recipient of the 2022 Sucheta Nadkarni Award for Outstanding Publication on Women Executive Leadership for co-authoring the 2019 paper, Making the invisible visible: Paradoxical effects of intersectional invisibility on the career experiences of executive Black women.


Leaders from the Behavioral Strategy and Strategic Leadership and Governance Interest Groups select the winner of the Sucheta Nadkarni Award for Outstanding Publication on Women Executive Leadership each year since its creation in 2020. This award is sponsored by Cambridge Judge Business School at the University of Cambridge and is in memory of Sucheta Nadkarni, gender equality champion and Wo+Men’s Leadership Centre at Cambridge Judge Business School director. The award recognizes research which advances the understanding of gender diversity, including women on corporate boards and top management positions, according to the Strategic Management Society website.


“My co-authors and I are so deeply honored to be recognized by the Behavioral Strategy interest group of the Strategic Management Society (SMS) in this way,” Smith Washington said. “Moreover, this award is extra special because it is named in honor of Dr. Nadkarni, a star in the field of women in executive leadership. I thank SMS, our publisher the Academy of Management Journal, my amazing coauthors and the wonderful women who shared their stories with us.”


The full paper can be found at

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