Female Career Award 2019: Prof. Renée B. Adams rewarded by HEC Lausanne for her prodigious academic career
EQUALITY PROGRAM | On 16 May Renée B. Adams, Professor of Finance at Saïd Business School (University of Oxford) will be presented on UNIL campus with the Female Career Award by the Equal Opportunity Committee of HEC Lausanne (UNIL). The award recognises the professor and researcher’s expansive career in the fields of corporate and bank governance, as well as gender diversity – a theme that will be tackled by the winner at the award ceremony.
Launched in 2018 by the Equal Opportunity Committee of HEC Lausanne, the “Female Career Award HEC Lausanne (UNIL)” honours twice a year the outstanding academic career of a female researcher affiliated to an institution outside UNIL.
A peerless scientist!
33 publications, nearly 13’000 citations, 17 editorial positions at various scientific reviews. These figures alone represent the incredible career of Professor Renée B. Adams and the breadth of her contribution to the profession. She excels in the field of corporate and bank governance, as well as the associated questions of gender diversity. She believes that in order to have a deeper understanding of board behaviour and governance outcome in the coming decades, it is essential to understand the role of gender in leadership.
We owe Professor Adams’ recommendation for this 3rd Female Career Awards to the Department of Finance at HEC Lausanne. “Renée B. Adams is an ardent supporter of women’s representation in the boardroom and the academic world. She is the ideal role model for young female students, who can see in her work an example of academic excellence”, says department Director Prof. Theodosios Dimopoulos.
A reference in terms of gender diversity, on corporate boards and elsewhere
Receiving considerable press coverage on an international level, Prof. Adams was one of the first scientific figures to have published an article in Finance on the effects of female representation on corporate boards1. This was followed by further research2 in which she was able to show, for example, that women who occupy executive positions are less power orientated and demonstrate greater benevolence than men, as well as being more open to risk as they are less focussed on tradition and security.
For Prof. Marianne Schmid Mast, President of the Equal Opportunity Committee of HEC Lausanne, “Professor Renée B. Adams represents an ideal in terms of a female academic career, and we are honoured to be able to present her today with the Female Career Award.”
1 “Women in the Boardroom and their Impact on Governance and Performance” (Journal of Financial Economics, 2009)
2 “Beyond the Glass Ceiling: Does Gender Matter?” (Management Science, 2012)
More information about the “Female Career Award” ceremony on 16 May and Prof. Adam’s presentation.
In her lecture to an audience of academic, Prof. Renée B. Adams will present her recent research work entitled, “Is Gender in the Eye of the Beholder? Identifying Cultural Attitudes with Art Auction Prices”. The research explores auctioned paintings and the inequalities noted in terms of sales prices for women’s artworks.
More information on the Equal Opportunity Committee of HEC Lausanne and the Female Career Award.
par HEC Communication