On April 4th, Miss Hall’s School will be presenting its 9th Woman of Distinction Award to Linda C. Babcock, Ph.D. at the Philanthropic Roundtable at New York University.
This award is presented to a woman who is nationally recognized for achievements in her field, for her success in raising awareness of topics related to gender, and for her commitment to advancing the role of women in the world. Recipients embody values in keeping with the Miss Hall’s School mission of educating girls to be committed, bold, accomplished, compassionate, and honorable. This award confirms the importance of women contributing boldly to the common good.
Babcock is the James M. Walton Professor of Economics and former Acting Dean at Carnegie Mellon University’s H. John Heinz III School of Public Policy and Management. She is also the founder of the Program for Research and Outreach on Gender Equity in Society. In 2003, Babcock published an outstanding book describing her research called Women Don’t Ask: Negotiation and the Gender Divide. In 2007, Babcock received the Jeffrey Z. Rubin Theory-To-Practice Award given by the International Association for Conflict Management, which honors a person who has made a significant impact in the practice of negotiation. Today, she continues to teach and conduct research about the interface between economics and psychology. We will be honored to hear her speak next Thursday.
The award presentation will be made at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 4, at the Helen & Martin Kimmel Center for University Life. The event will be preceded by a cocktail reception at 5:30 p.m. and followed by a celebration to mark the close of the School’s Go Far, Go Together Campaign.