01 Jun 2024

Congratulations Andrea

Women Changing the World hono(u)rs Adler University

01 Jun 2024

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Women Changing the World hono(u)rs Adler University Adjunct Faculty Andrea Carter with two prestigious awards


Andrea Carter, adjunct faculty in the Department of Industrial and Organizational Psychology at Adler University, has been hono(u)red with two significant awards from Women Changing the World. These accolades were presented by Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York, and Tererai Trent, Ph.D., at a distinguished ceremony held in Windsor, UK. 

Andrea Carter's professional head shot.

Andrea Carter

Carter received first place in the Micro Business of the Year category and second place in the Innovation Award category. Her first-place award recognizes her as an exceptional woman in micro business for her consulting company, Belonging First. Her consulting business, a result of her work as a student in the Online Campus’ Master of Arts in Industrial and Organizational Psychology (I/O Psychology) program, focuses on helping businesses set benchmarks in how to approach, measure, and implement crucial organizational practices, with a foundational focus on belonging.

Carter’s Innovation Award recognition highlights women with a creative, scalable, interesting, and innovative concept to change the world. These awards recognize her groundbreaking research and contributions to fostering a sense of belonging in the workplace. 

Women Changing the World, a renowned organization that celebrates the achievements of women making substantial impacts globally, hosted the ceremony. The event highlighted the exceptional work of women who are leaders in their fields, focusing on those driving change and promoting inclusivity and innovation. 

Along with her master’s degree in I/O Psychology, Carter earned a minor in Social Justice and a specialty in Strategic Human Resource Management from Adler University. Her recognition in these categories underscores her dedication to advancing workplace belonging and her influence in the field. Carter’s research and practical initiatives have significantly contributed to understanding and improving how individuals experience inclusion and community in their professional environments.

“I am deeply honored to receive these awards from such a prestigious organization,” Carter said. “The recognition from Women Changing the World, particularly by figures as esteemed as the Duchess of York and Dr. Tererai Trent, is incredibly validating. It underscores the importance of creating inclusive workplaces and supports my commitment to continue this vital work.”

For more information about the awards and the ceremony, please visit the Women Changing the World announcement.

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