WAIB presents a number of awards at the annual AIB conference.

Find out who won the Annual WAIB Awards

Award Winners

WAIB Best Paper Award

Overview: This award recognizes the best paper focused on increasing gender awareness in international business research. To be eligible the papers must (1) be complete and finalized works that have not been accepted for publication; (2) be accepted for presentation at the annual AIB conference; (3) explicitly analyze women and/or gender as a key topic within the paper; and (4) have at least one author who is a member of WAIB. The winner receives the award at a Coffee Break sponsored by WAIB.

Selection Process: Eligible papers must be submitted to WAIB’s Academic Research Officer using the subject heading “WAIB Best Paper Award” by the award application deadline. The winning paper will be selected by an awards committee and the author(s) will be announced at the upcoming AIB Annual Meeting and through all WAIB electronic communications: WAIB-L listserv, Facebook, and LinkedIn.

WAIB Emerging Scholar Award

Overview: Each year WAIB recognizes a female junior scholar’s high-quality research in IB, especially on women and gender. Application is by nomination.

Selection Process: Eligible nominees must 1) be a WAIB member and 2) current doctoral student or have received their Ph.D. within the past five calendar years. Participation in the current Annual Meeting is not required. Nominations must include a one-page single-spaced statement, detailing why the nominee deserves to win the award, the nominee’s affiliation, email address, and a list of publications and scholarly work.

WAIB Woman of the Year Award

Overview: This award recognizes a senior female scholar who has made significant contributions to advance and support WAIB’s mission, across many years. Application is by nomination.

Selection Process: Nominees must be a WAIB member who identifies as female and is currently active as a scholarly researcher. Nominees are not required to have a background in research on gender in particular. Nominations must include a statement detailing why the nominee deserves to win the award, a summary of her involvement with WAIB and the fulfillment of its goals, her professional affiliation, email address, and a list of her publications and scholarly works.

WAIB Helping Hands Scholarship Award

Overview: WAIB’s “Helping Hands” Campaign provides support for a select number of AIB women PhD students and junior faculty from low-income countries to attend the AIB Annual Meeting in June.

Selection Process: Eligible nominees must 1) be a full-time low-income female faculty member or a full-time female Ph.D. student; 2) be presenting an accepted paper at the upcoming AIB Annual Meeting this June; 3) be the first or second author of the paper to be presented; 4) be interested in furthering WAIB’s organizational goals; 5) meet the low-income threshold as outlined in the application form below; 6) be willing to volunteer support at WAIB conference events; and 7) come to the WAIB awards ceremony in order to receive the funds.