Dr. Dianne H.B. Welsh (Bryan School) received the Best Paper Award with her co-authors at the Global Innovation & Knowledge Academy (GIKA) conference in Portugal in June. Approximately 500 attended the conference. This paper will be published in the Journal of Business Research. The paper is titled “Determinants of women entrepreneurs’ firm performance in a challenging environment: evidence from Egypt.” Welsh is Hayes Distinguished Professor of Entrepreneurship and Entrepreneurship Program director.