Dean Sri Zaheer headshot in grey suit

Zaheer Earns Women in Business Career Achievement Award

Friday, October 8, 2021

For her many contributions to the Carlson School, University, community organizations, and more, Dean Sri Zaheer is the 2021 Career Achievement honoree for the annual Women in Business awards from the Minneapolis-St. Paul Business Journal (MSPBJ).

Zaheer, also a 2013 Women in Business awardee, joins 51 other women that, according to MSPBJ, “represent a broad range of industries, including education, real estate, health care, and insurance, and include entrepreneurs at startups and C-level executives at large corporations.” All honorees will be celebrated at an Oct. 18 event in downtown Minneapolis.

A member of the Carlson School faculty for 30 years, Zaheer has served in a variety of academic leadership roles, including as dean since 2012. Among her accomplishments in that role: launching a Military Veterans Initiative, increasing the business community’s engagement with the school, introducing new degrees in business analytics, supply chain management, finance, and new programs in partnership with Tsinghua University in Beijing and Tongji University in Shanghai, as well as online degrees and certificates. She also holds the Elmer L. Andersen Chair in Global Corporate Social Responsibility and her research focus is on international business—a topic on which she has published extensively.

“I’m grateful for this honor, but I’m not done yet!”

– Dean Sri Zaheer

Active in the community, Zaheer currently serves as chair of the Board of Directors of the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis, where she has served as a director since 2017. She previously served on the boards of Greater Twin Cities United Way, Guthrie Theater, and Mayo Clinic’s Destination Medical Center Economic Development Agency.

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