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Edmentum CEO Honored for Leadership in Education

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Edmentum CEO Honored for Leadership in Education

Jamie Candee Receives ASU+GSV Summit’s Power of Women Award

Bloomington, MN (April 1, 2022) - Jamie Candee, CEO of global education technology leader Edmentum, has been recognized with the prestigious 2022 Power of Women award. The honor given by ASU+GSV recognizes women for their leadership in bringing about a world that provides equal access to the future through the promise of education. The POW! Award is given annually to entrepreneurs, innovators, and educators leading some of the largest and most influential organizations in education.

"It is an honor to be recognized alongside this group of brilliant, innovative and compassionate world-changers,” Candee said. “I commend ASU+GSV for recognizing the power of women in leadership. Their commitment to supporting and promoting women leaders is incredibly valuable, as we focus on building scaled, high impact education companies.”

Candee’s fellow 2022 honorees include:

  • Smita Deorah, co-founder and chief operating officer of LEAD School
  • Kim Smith, EIR of Cambiar Education
  • Jane Swift, former Massachusetts governor 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 comprised of 72% women and that diversity extends into our leadership - with women accounting for 54% of all leaders at Edmentum. While there is still work to be done, we are proud of the progress we have made as a company.”

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

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

In all her 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 volunteering and board memberships.

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

About Edmentum

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

About 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 policymakers across the “Pre-K to Gray” global education and skills sectors. The summit highlights the idea that all people have equal access to the future. For more information, visit

The Power of Women awards were established in 2018 by Arizona State University (ASU) and Global Silicon Valley (GSV) to recognize women who are leading and achieving successful outcomes in the learning and talent technology sectors. Winners are announced at the ASU+GSV Summit, an annual event that connects education technology’s leading minds with top investors to work toward equal access to education for all.