Our Purpose: Supporting Scholarly Development and Exploring Issues of Gender in IB

Established in November 2001, Women of the Academy of International Business (WAIB) is a Shared Interest Group (SIG) of the Academy of International Business. WAIB has three main priorities: providing a forum for networking among WAIB members; promoting research on gender and gender-related issues in international business; and mentoring.

WAIB has a strong presence at the AIB annual conferences as well as local and regional meetings. Every year, we come together to exchange ideas, research results, personal or group successes, challenges, and exciting plans for the future. We also work to make these events more accessible to AIB members: In 2019 The WAIB Helping Hands Campaign has provided travel scholarships for six Ph.D. students and junior scholars from low-income countries to attend the AIB Annual Meeting in Copenhagen.

How to Get Involved

The WAIB Members Reception

At AIB’s annual conference, WAIB hosts a members-only reception where we announce WAIB awards, and network and socialize with friends and colleagues. These activities give all of us an opportunity to build new relationships. In particular, junior scholars meet senior scholars and hear their insights from many years of research and teaching. Enthusiasm emerges for new projects, and co-authoring possibilities are discussed.

Speed Mentoring and Networking Panels

In addition to the networking reception, WAIB will also have two panels at AIB 2019: “Women in Business in Denmark,” and the “Speed Mentoring Session for Women in the Academy of International Business.”

The former panel is chaired by Janet Y. Murray and Malika Richards,  and features speakers such as Pernille Erenbjerg (TDC, Denmark), Maria Tereza Fleury, Maria Hjorth (Mercer Denmark), and Dana Minbaeva.

The latter panel, chaired by Saba Colakoglu and Amanda Budde-Sung, features Nakiye Boyacigiller, Mary-Yoko Brannen Mughan, Paula Caligiuri, Carolyn Egri, Margaret Fletcher, Susan Gupta, Tanvi Kothari, Anna Lamin, Mila Lazarova, Dana Minbaeva, Rebecca Piekkari, Malika Richards, Grazia Santangelo, Noemi Sinkovics, Mary Sully De Luque, and Katalin Takacs Haynes.

Connect with WAIB

For more info about how to become a WAIB member, subscribe to the group’s email listserv, or follow them on social media, visit waib.aib.world/get-involved.