Westporter receives Fulbright Specialists Award
Published 11:44 am, Thursday, July 30, 2015
A Westport woman has received a Fulbright Specialists Award for her work with the Columbia Business School in Turkey.
Lisa Hamm Kammert, a Staples High School graduate, was cited for her work “to help corporate talent management teams in Turkey advance gender diversity on corporate boards,” according to Columbia’s announcement.
Kammert is the director of business development learning solutions at Columbia Business School in executive education.
She completed a Fulbright Specialist project in Istanbul, Turkey, in June. She was hosted by Sabanci University School of Management, according to the U.S. Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board.
“It was an honor to be a part of the Fulbright Specialists Program and to help promote board diversity in Turkey,” Kammert said in the statement about the award. “My work with Columbia Business School gave me a strong foundation to share research and best practices in this critical area.”
Kammert led a team of faculty, senior business professionals and the corporate sponsor to help gain approval for 75 Turkish women to serve as independent directors on corporate boards.
Kammert has been with Columbia Business School for four years, and her background includes consulting with talent management teams in her role there, as well as prior work in the investment banking and technology fields. She earned an MBA at Columbia Business School and a bachelor’s at Wellesley College.
The Fulbright Program, a 60-year-old international educational exchange, is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.