Awards Ceremony Photos
January 3, 2003 at the Washington D.C.
|Dr. Margaret Garritsen de Vries and Esther Duflo, Carolyn Bell Shaw and Elaine Bennett recipients.|
Dr. Margaret Garritsen de Vries giving her acceptance speech after receiving the 2002 Carolyn Bell Shaw Award.
Dr. de Vries received a Ph.D. from MIT (under Samuelson) in 1946 and spent almost her whole career at the IMF. She was one of the first staff members of the Fund and in the second entering doctoral class at MIT. She headed country missions to Islamic countries, showing that gender was not an issue for Fund personnel. She became the first woman Division Chief in the Fund in 1957; it is believed that no other woman achieved that status until the 1970s. She mentored women and encouraged them. Eventually, Dr. de Vries became the Fund's historian, a position she held until her retirement.
Dr. Margaret Garritsen de Vries, Barbara Fraumani (board member) and Joan Haworth (Membership chair and ex-officio board member).