Winners of the 2023 Emerald/Case for Women competition

The CASE Journal

In partnership with The Case for Women, Forté, and Graduate Business Curriculum (GBC) Roundtable, Emerald Publishing is pleased to announce the winners of The Case for Women 2023 case writing competition.

The aim of this global competition is to promote the development of high-quality teaching case material that positively represents the challenges and triumphs of real women in leadership positions. We were pleased to receive so many excellent submissions this year, and look forward to continued collaborations with these authors in the future.

The winning cases are:

1st Place – “Melanie Perkins: Poised to Redesign Canva from Tech Unicorn to Tech Giant?”
Namratha V Prasad, ICFAI Business School Hyderabad, India
Koti Vinod Babu, ICFAI Business School Hyderabad, India

2nd Place – “Corporate policy or CEO activism? Citigroup’s stance on reproductive healthcare in the United States”
Sarah Holtzen, Missouri Southern State University, United States
Aimee Williamson, Suffolk University, United States
Kimberly Sherman, Westfield State University, United States
Megan Douglas, Missouri Southern State University, United States
Sinéad G Ruane, Central Connecticut State University, United States

3rd Place – “ Katherine Lucey and Solar Sister: Empowering Women in Sub-Saharan Africa to Create Clean Energy Businesses”
Munmun Samantarai, ICFAI Business School Hyderabad, India                  
Sanjib Dutta, ICFAI Business School Hyderabad, India     

We are also very pleased to highlight a further case which received an Honourable Mention from the judging panel.

“SHEROES – Empowering Women Digitally Through the ‘Women Only Social Network’”
Anil Anirudhan, ICFAI Business School Hyderabad, India
Munmun Samantarai, ICFAI Business School Hyderabad, India    


All entries to the competition will be considered for publication in The CASE Journal, subject to the usual review processes.

We would like to thank all authors, and the competition judges for their contribution to this competition. It is our pleasure to work with our generous sponsors to support the visibility of women in leadership positions in the workplace. For more information on the 2024 competition, please follow the competition homepage to stay up to date.

Congratulations to all the winning authors.