Until her death in 2019, Sucheta Nadkarni was Sinyi Professor of Chinese Management at Judge Business School, University of Cambridge, where she was also Head of the Strategy & International Business subject group and faculty lead for the Women's Leadership Initiative. Her research focused on strategic leadership, including how senior management teams shape their company's strategic behaviour. Her research covered the global economic, political and regulatory factors driving female representation in corporate leadership positions around the world. Her research was with small businesses as well as large international firms, and industries from aerospace to business process outsourcing, in countries including Ecuador, the USA, and India.
Before joining Judge Business School, Sucheta was an Associate Professor at Drexel University, Pennsylvania. She also worked at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. She wasAssociate Editor of the Academy of Management Journal and was an Associate Editor of the Journal of Management. Her research on gender diversity in corporate boardrooms and senior executive teams was featured in mainstream media including The Guardian, Forbes, and Times of India, and has been published in multiple journals, including the Journal of International Business Studies, and the Strategic Management Journal. She also received multiple awards for her work, including "Best Published Leadership Paper Award" from Ivey School of Business.