Advisory Council Seminar

February 5–6, 2018 | Las Vegas, Nevada, USA


Pat_FlynnPatricia M. Flynn, Bentley University

Patricia Flynn is Trustee Professor of Economics and Management at Bentley University, where she served as dean of the McCallum Graduate School of Business from 1992 to 2002. Pat’s research and teaching focus on corporate governance, technology-based economic development and women in business. Her publications include Technology Life Cycles and Human Resources and Turbulence in the American Workplace. She is co-author of The Boston Club’s Census of Women Directors and Executive Officers, published annually since 2003, and co-author of "'Perfect Storm' on the Horizon for Women Business School Deans?" published in the Academy of Management Learning and Education (AMLE) journal. Pat’s work has been cited widely in the media including The Wall Street Journal, The Economist, Business Week, The Irish Times, Harvard Business Review, Board IQ, Time Magazine, The Chronicle of Higher Education, and Accounting Today. She has testified before Congress and appeared on NBC’s The Today Show discussing the impacts of technological change on jobs and workers. Pat has served on numerous corporate, mutual fund and not-for-profit boards. Since 2011, Pat has served as co-chair of the United Nations PRME (Principles for Responsible Management Education) Working Group on Gender Equality, which involves over 600 business schools in 80+ countries. In this role, she co-edited two PRME books in series on Gender issues: Integrating Gender Equality into Management Education: Lessons Learned and Challenges Remaining (2015) and Overcoming Challenges to Gender Equality in the Workplace: Leadership and Innovation (2016). She is currently co-editing two PRME books on Sustainability: Beyond the Bottom Line: Integrating the UN Global Compact into the Business Practices (Forthcoming, Spring 2017), and Redefining Success: Integrating the UN Global Compact into Management Education (Forthcoming, July 2017). Flynn has a bachelor's degree in economics from Emmanuel College, and a master's degree and PhD in economics from Boston University. She has been awarded an honorary degree in Humane Letters from Emmanuel College; the Distinguished Alumni Award from Boston University; the Adamian Award for Excellence in Teaching; the Bentley University Scholar of the Year Award; and the New England Women's Leadership Award. In 2016, Pat became the first recipient of the annual Patricia M. Flynn Distinguished Women Leader in Business Education Award presented by the Women Administrators in Management Education at AACSB International.