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Hannah Riley Bowles, associate professor of public policy at the Center for Public Leadership, has been honored by the League of Women Voters of Massachusetts upon their 90th anniversary. On May 22, 2010, Riley Bowles was given the Award for Distinguished Service for her research and teaching on women and leadership in the public, nonprofit and private sectors.
The League of Women Voters is a grassroots organization that “encourages informed and active participation in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy”, according to its website.
Riley Bowles conducts research on gender in negotiation and the attainment of leadership positions. She is the faculty director of Women & Power, the HKS executive program for women leaders from the public, private and non-profit sectors. In 2003, she won the HKS Manuel Carballo Award for Excellence in Teaching.