The Hartford Business Journal has announced the eight winners of its 2017 Women in Business award, and among the honorees is Ann Clark, Goodwin College’s Executive Vice President and Provost.
For the 15th anniversary of its Women in Business awards, the Hartford Business Journal focused on the theme of “legacy,” the accomplishments these women would “like to leave behind, and insights into how they maintain long-term success and a satisfying work-life balance amid busy professional and personal schedules.” The winners were nominated by readers and selected by a panel of independent judges, which this year included Anne L. Elvgren (Elvgren Associates), Ted Carroll (Leadership Greater Hartford), and Amanda Mueller (Cashman + Katz Integrated Communications).
The 2017 Women in Business honorees are:
Susan Ballek, Hill-Stead Museum
Kimberly L. Beauregard, InterCommunity Inc.
Ann Clark, Goodwin College
Manon Cox, Protein Sciences Corporation
Jennifer DelMonico, Murtha Cullina LLP
Karen Goyette, Hartford HealthCare
Dawn Morris, Webster Bank
Elizabeth Winsor, UnitedHealthcare National Accounts, UnitedHealthcare
The Women in Business celebration will be held on Wednesday, May 10, at the Hartford Hilton, 315 Trumbull Street, Hartford, 11 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. The keynote speaker is Teresa C. Younger, president and CEO of Ms. Foundation for Women.
In reflecting on this recognition in an interview with the Hartford Business Journal, Ms. Clark offered, “I think probably the best characteristic for this job is I’m a little bit fearless about talking about things. And as I’ve gotten older I’ve gotten more fearless, not less.”
That fearlessness, along with her ability to make tough decisions in what President Mark Scheinberg refers to as a “very, very honest and authentic way,” has earned Ms. Clark the respect and admiration of her students and colleagues alike. As for her legacy, in the Hartford Business Journal article she reflects “on a safe, supportive environment where hard-working students can thrive and reach their highest personal and professional potential.”
With great pride, the Goodwin College community congratulates Ann on this well-deserved recognition.
Goodwin University is a nonprofit institution of higher education and is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE), formerly known as the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC). Goodwin University was founded in 1999, with the goal of serving a diverse student population with career-focused degree programs that lead to strong employment outcomes.