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Vice Dean Ann Olazábal Honored for Efforts to Improve Status of Women on Campus

March 29, 2017
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Ann Olazábal, the School’s vice dean for undergraduate business education and a professor of business law has won the University of Miami’s 2017 May A. Brunson Award. The award is presented each year by the University’s Women's Commission to a member of the UM community who most contributes to improving the status of women on campus. The Commission also contributes to the University Library for the purchase of books and periodicals related to women's studies following the announcement of this award each year. The books are known as the May A. Brunson collection.

Olazábal and her office, along with other groups at the School, have spearheaded a number of events and forums in recent years to spark a conversation about women and their contributions and challenges.

Earlier this month, the School’s Center for Health Sector Management and Policy and Women in Business Group co-hosted a Women’s Leadership Forum with the University of Miami Institute for Advanced Study of the Americas offering tips and advice for women in business. Also this month, the School’s first “Showcasing Women in Finance” conference explored ways to boost female presence in the field of finance and the School hosted the panel discussion “Becoming a Change Agent: Lessons from Women in Leadership,” which brought together accomplished women to share their stories on driving change in life, business and community.

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