A women's initiative for students in the University of Georgia Terry College of Business was commended as an "innovation that inspires" by AACSB International, the largest business education network and accrediting organization in the world.
AACSB's Innovations That Inspire showcased 35 ways that business schools globally are empowering future business leaders and challenging the status quo to address societal needs. The objective of the Terry College's women's initiative, established two years ago, is to support the recruitment, retention and advancement of students in the business school by providing a range of resources and experiences that inspire confidence and advance their academic and professional goals.
AACSB International honored its second annual class of innovators at its 2017 Deans Conference on Feb. 6. A total of 315 submissions from 33 countries were under consideration.
"With great pleasure, I am thrilled to recognize the Terry College of Business for its role in driving innovation in business education and fostering positive change in the areas of diversity and global economic prosperity," said Tom R. Robinson, president and chief executive officer of AACSB International.
"The Terry Women's Initiative was created to inform our students and empower them to realize their incredible potential," said Terry College Dean Benjamin C. Ayers. "This initiative represents a key part of our broader efforts to prepare students for success and for service as leaders in their businesses and communities."