D'Amore-McKim School of Business Distinguished Professor Laura Huang's co-authored article, “We Ask Men to Win and Women Not to Lose: Closing the Gender Gap in Startup Funding,” was recently recognized with the Academy of Management Journal's Impact Award. The piece examines the venture capital bias that female entrepreneurs encounter and proposes that it originates in the questions posed to them by investors.
The Academy of Management (AoM) hosted its Annual Meeting in Boston in August 2023 and acknowledged journal authors who had been published the year prior in each of the Academy's six journals. Articles selected generally meet the criteria of advancing the mission of the publication; bringing forth core ideas that are original, important, and provocative; and having a clear and important contribution to the field of management.
Huang is a Distinguished Professor of Management and Organizational Dynamics and serves as Faculty Director of the Women's Entrepreneurship Initiative at Northeastern University. In addition, she's held faculty positions at Harvard Business School and the Wharton School and is currently on the board of Wharton Alumni Angels and NJECC. Her research examines the role of intuition and interpersonal signaling in entrepreneurship, workplace interactions, and economic decisions. She is the international best-selling author of EDGE: Turning Adversity into Advantage, published by Portfolio: Penguin Random House. Her work has been published in top journals, including Administrative Science Quarterly, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Academy of Management Review, Academy of Management Journal, Organization Science, and Journal of Applied Psychology.