Influential Leaders

AACSB Influential Leaders

Influential Leaders

Announcing the 2022 Class of Influential Leaders.

Each day, graduates of AACSB-accredited schools are creating lasting impact in their communities, industries, and around the world. The annual Influential Leaders member spotlight program recognizes these graduates and the business schools that prepared them.

The 2022 honorees include advocates across businesses, nonprofits, academia, and governments who are educating and empowering others to create welcoming, inclusive spaces for all. Together, they represent one facet of business education’s efforts to elevate diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging (DEIB) in the workforce and society—a key feature of AACSB’s 2020 business accreditation standards and the focus of a recently released positioning paper. The paper illustrates AACSB’s commitment to equitable access to high-quality business education globally and calls on the business education community to embed the tenets of DEIB into its strategies and cultures.  

Read more to learn how each honoree represents the business education—and business community’s—past, present, and promising future.

Honoree titles are accurate as of the time of recognition. Support for the 2022 Influential Leaders initiative is provided by GMAC. 

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2022 Influential Leaders

 

We definitely look to use our voices as a megaphone to let people know they can beat the odds, they can accomplish anything—even in areas where they don’t see representation, they can pursue their dreams.
Pernell Cezar, 2022 Influential Leader
A great mentor is someone who cares enough about you to help make you better—not just better at what you do, but also a better person.
Kelly Schmitt, 2022 Influential Leader
We definitely look to use our voices as a megaphone to let people know they can beat the odds, they can accomplish anything—even in areas where they don’t see representation, they can pursue their dreams.
Pernell Cezar, 2022 Influential Leader
A great mentor is someone who cares enough about you to help make you better—not just better at what you do, but also a better person.
Kelly Schmitt, 2022 Influential Leader
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