Jamie Candee Receives Power of Women Award from ASU + GSV Summit

BLOOMINGTON, Minnesota – April 4, 2022 – (Newswire.com)

Jamie Candee, CEO of global education technology leader Edmentum, received the prestigious 2022 Power of Women Award. The honor from ASU+GSV recognizes women for their leadership in creating a world that provides access equal in the future through the promise of education. The prisoner of war! The award is given annually to entrepreneurs, innovators and educators leading some of the largest and most influential organizations in education.

“It’s an honor to be recognized alongside this group of brilliant, innovative and compassionate world changers,” said Candee. “I commend ASU+GSV for recognizing the power of women in leadership. Their commitment to supporting and promoting female leaders is extremely valuable as we focus on building large-scale, high-impact educational enterprises.

Other 2022 Candee winners include:

  • Smita Deorah, co-founder and COO of LEAD School
  • Kim Smith, EIR of Cambiar Education
  • Jane Swift, Former Governor of Massachusetts and President of LearnLaunch
  • Krista Endsley, CEO of LINQ

“At Edmentum, we are focused on amplifying the work of exemplary women within our organization,” Candee said. “Our incredible team is 72% female and that diversity extends to our leadership – with women representing 54% of all Edmentum leaders. While there is still work to be done, we are proud of the progress that we have achieved as a company.

Candee leads the strategic vision and long-term growth of Edmentum as President, CEO and member of the Board of Directors. Since 2017, Jamie has continuously focused on putting educators at the forefront of all Edmentum programs and services, giving teachers the digital curriculum and learning assessments they need to personalize instruction and create equitable learning opportunities for all students.

She was named the EY Entrepreneur of the Year 2021 Heartland Award for her outstanding entrepreneurial achievements and major contributions to her community. More recently, Jamie was also recognized as one of 23 people to join the highly selective Pahara Fellowship.

In all of his work, Jamie continues to live by the credo of doing well by doing good. She is an active member of her community, providing mentorship and leadership through volunteerism and board membership.

Candee and fellow POW! Winners will be honored ahead of the 2022 ASU+GSV Summit, to be held April 4-6 in San Diego, CA.

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About Edmentum

Edmentum, Inc. is the leading provider of K-12 digital curriculum, assessments, and services to more than 43,000 schools, 400,000 educators, and 6 million students in all 50 states and 100 countries around the world. Building on our 60-year history of impact, we create innovative and proven learning technology, partnering with educators to unlock student potential. For more information, visit edmentum.com.

About the ASU+GSV Summit

The ASU+GSV Summit is an annual event hosted by Arizona State University and Global Silicon Valley since 2010 that connects leaders who are transforming society and business around education and work. The summit invites leading educators, innovators, strategists, foundation leaders, media and policy makers in the global education and skills sectors “from K to K”. The summit highlights the idea that all people have equal access to the future. For more information, visit asugsvsummit.com.

The Power of Women Awards were created in 2018 by Arizona State University (ASU) and Global Silicon Valley (GSV) to recognize women who lead and perform well in the learning and technology sectors of the talents. Winners are announced at the ASU+GSV Summit, an annual event that connects leading minds in education technology with the best investors to work towards equal access to education for all.

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