Announcing the 2018 Women Worth Watching® Award Winners

Executives Leading the Way to Excellence in the Workplace, Marketplace and the World
Cleveland, OH September 7, 2018

Profiles in Diversity Journal today proudly announces the winners of the 17th Annual Women Worth Watching® Awards. In celebrating the 17th year anniversary, there have been 132 nominations selected as 2018 winners. Approximately 10% of this year’s winners are from beyond our borders: Canada, Germany, India, UK. These leaders join past winners, some of whom have gone on to become CEOs of Fortune 500 companies. While countless others have moved forward to lead new business units, drive new markets, launch new ventures, and help develop the next generation of women leaders.

Their profiles in the upcoming Women Worth Watching edition will recognize and publicly celebrate their commitment and achievements. As the companies select the nominees for this award, it represents C-suite support of women in leadership, so we also enhance the visibility and reputations of the companies and organizations that empower, support, and employ these incredible women. The 2018 Women Worth Watching magazine edition will be available to the public in August.

The 2018 Women Worth Watching Award® recipients are:

Company / OrganizationAward RecipientTitle
Abercrombie & FitchStacia JonesVice President, Associate General Counsel and Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer (Global)
Advanced Micro Devices (AMD)Ruth CotterChief Human Resources Officer and Senior Vice President, Worldwide Marketing and Investor Relations
Advanced Micro Devices (AMD)Suzanne PlummerCorporate Vice President, Design Engineering
Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) India Private LimitedJaya JagadishCorporate Vice President, Design Engineering
AflacAudrey Boone TillmanExecutive Vice President and General Counsel
American AirlinesPoonam MohanVP, Information Technology
Archer Daniels Midland CompanyCamille BatisteVice President, Global Procurement
Archer Daniels Midland CompanyAlix DowlingVice President, Global Tax
Arrow ElectronicsNichole Wiley-MarksVice President, Sales Operations
Arrow ElectronicsSusanne EndressGeneral Manager, Arrow ECS Germany
AutoGravityAnnie BonetaDirector of Talent, Culture and Engagement
AutoGravityMeesh PierceVice President, Product Management
AutoGravitySheng WangChief Technology Officer
AutoGravityJennifer IshiguroEVP and General Counsel
Axinn, Veltrop & Harkrider LLPJeny MaierPartner
Baker DonelsonPaula Estrada de Martin, Ph.D.Of Counsel; Co-Chair, Louisiana Life Sciences and Technology Team
Bank of CanadaJing YangDeputy Managing Director
Best Best & Krieger LLPCharity SchillerPartner
BrandEQNadine SpencerCEO
Burns & Levinson LLPLisa M CukierPartner
Burns & Levinson LLPChristine N. FletcherPartner
Caesars EntertainmentErin ChamberlinGeneral Manager for Horseshoe Baltimore; Regional President, Horseshoe Baltimore and Harrah’s Philadelphia
CatalystMeesha RosaSenior Director, Corporate Board Services
Cathedral CapitalBrooke LivelyPresident and CEO
Charter School Business Management, Inc.Gretchen LigaSenior Development Consultant
Charter School Business Management, Inc.Tina PerezDirector of Program Management
Children’s Aid Society of TorontoNicole BonnieDirector of Diversity, Equity and Community Development
CiscoDenise LombardDirector, Supplier Diversity, Global Procurement Services
Cox Automotive Inventory SolutionsGrace HuangPresident
Daily BurnTricia HanCEO
Day Pitney LLPCarrie Webb OlsonPartner
Day Pitney LLPDina Kapur SannaPartner
Day Pitney LLPFlorence DavisPartner
Day Pitney LLPMary B. RogersPartner
Dechert LLPChristina G. SarchioPartner
Dictionary.comElizabeth McMillanCEO
Durham Regional Police ServiceNancy AccettoneDetective Constable
Einhorn, Harris, Ascher, Barbarito & Frost, PCPatricia M. BarbaritoManaging Partner
ESPNLibby GeistVP and Executive Producer, ESPN Films and Original Content
Essilor Vision FoundationKim SchuyPresident, Essilor Vision Foundation
Esurance Insurance Services Inc.Johanna SteansManager, Diversity and Inclusion Community Engagement
Excellus BlueCross BlueShieldCarolyn WhitcherVice President, Health Care Improvement
EYCamila CoteMiami Office Managing Partner
Fannie MaeRenee SchultzSenior Vice President, Capital Markets
Fannie MaeCharmaine BrownDirector, Office of Minority and Women Inclusion
Fish & RichardsonMartina Tyreus HufnalPrincipal
Fish & RichardsonAngela D. Follett, Ph.D.Principal
Fish & RichardsonChristine A. Goddard, Ph.D.Principal
Fish & RichardsonElizabeth FlanaganPrincipal
Fish & RichardsonKatherine D. PrescottOf Counsel
Fish & RichardsonLisa Greenwald-SwirePrincipal
FlexportEvelyn GillieDirector of Engineering
FlexportSusanne SchönebergDirector of
FlexportJulie HarrisDirector of Enterprise Sales
Fogo de ChãoSelma OliveiraChief People and Culture Officer
FordHarrison LLPAngela B. CummingsOffice Managing Partner, Charlotte
Fox Rothschild LLPYesenia GallegosPartner
Fox Rothschild LLPDonna B. MorePartner
Gibbons P.C.Jennifer A. HradilDirector, Commercial & Criminal Litigation Department; Leader, Appellate Team
Greenberg Traurig, LLPJohnine P. BarnesShareholder
GSKDominique KageleMedical Science Liaison, Respiratory
HARMANHeather M. DeGregorioSenior Director, Assistant General Counsel, Corporate and Compliance Officer
HARMANDorothee de BackerProduct Marketing Director, Lifestyle Audio EMEA
Hoguet Newman Regal & Kenney, LLPIlene JaroslawPartner
Hoguet Newman Regal & Kenney, LLPHelene HechtkopfPartner
Holwell Shuster & Goldberg LLPKaren A. SebaskiAssociate
Holwell Shuster & Goldberg LLPEileen Monaghan DeLuciaAssociate
Holwell Shuster & Goldberg LLPJayme JonatAssociate
HoneywellQue T. DallaraVice President and Chief Commercial Officer
HP Inc.Stephanie DismoreVice President and General Manager, Americas Channels
Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLPJoanne OsendarpPartner
HumacyteGretchen SmithExecutive Director, Bioprocessing
Huntington National BankRhonda KnightVice President, Diversity & Inclusion Manager
Hunton Andrews Kurth LLPKimberly C MacLeodPartner
Idaho National LaboratoryDr. Donna J. O’KellyChief Operations Officer at the Materials and Fuels Complex
Idaho National LaboratoryJennifer B. PorterBattalion Fire Chief
Idaho National LaboratoryHeidi ScottPerformance Management Lead
Idaho National LaboratoryChere MorganDirector of Radiological Control and Emergency MGMT
Ingredion IncorporatedElizabeth AdefioyeSenior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer
Johns Hopkins School of MedicineSherita H. GoldenExecutive Vice-Chair of the Department of Medicine
Jones Walker LLPRaedtha A. VasquezPartner
Kelly Educational Staffing/Teachers On CallNicola SoaresVice President and Managing Director
KPMG LLPJackie DaylorNational Managing Partner-Audit Quality & Professional Practice
LaSalle NetworkSirmara CampbellChief Human Resources Officer
Latham & Watkins LLPMichelle V. KelbanPartner, Global Co-Chair of the Real Estate Practice Group
LevelUpChristina DorobekChief Sales Officer
Lincoln Financial GroupLucy GaseSenior Vice President, LFN Distribution Transformation
LinkedInJenie GaoDirector of Engineering
LinkedInRosanna DurruthyHead of Global Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging
LinkedInLori AllenSenior Director, Human Resources
LinkedInKalinda RainaHead of Global Privacy, Senior Director
MarvelTrinh TranExecutive, Production & Development, Marvel
Mattel, Inc.Jessica KimballHead of Diversity and Inclusion
Mayer Brown LLPJoanna K. HorsnailPartner; Co-chair, Mayer Brown’s Committee on Professional Advancement
MetLifeCindy R. PaceAssistant Vice President
Millennium Capital and Recovery CorporationJayne R. BronchettiPresident
Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp LLPS. Eva WolfPartner
Moss AdamsKim KochConsulting Partner
Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLPNekia H. JonesPartner
New American FundingPatty L. ArvieloPresident/Co-Founder
New York LifeSonali VirendraSenior Vice President, Agency Sales
Northwestern MutualLeslie BarbiSenior Vice President, Public Investments
University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC)Anne K. BurkhartSenior Patent Coordinator
Phillips Lytle LLPAnna Mercado ClarkPartner
PolsinelliMary Clare BonaccorsiOffice Managing Partner, Chicago; Practice Chair, Healthcare Litigation and Disputes
RBC Wealth Management-U.S.Amy SturtevantSenior Vice President and Branch Director
Richards Kibbe & Orbe LLPShari A. BrandtPartner
Robins Kaplan LLPKatherine Barrett WiikPrincipal
Robins Kaplan LLPMeegan F. HollywoodPrincipal
Rockwell CollinsHeather L. RobertsonSr. Director, Rotary Wing Solutions
Sandboxx Corp.Leslie A. StrongChief Equality Officer
Sandia National LaboratoriesBlythe ClarkManager, R&D Science and Engineering
Sandia National LaboratoriesRenee HollandDirector, Employee Health Services
ServiceMasterMary Kay WegnerPresident, ServiceMaster Franchise Services Group
Seward & Kissel LLPRita M. GlavinPartner & Co-Head of the Government Enforcement and Internal Investigations Practice
Squire Patton BoggsTraci MartinezPartner, Global Board Member
Sullivan & Cromwell LLPMelissa SawyerPartner
Sumitomo Mitsui Banking CorporationRima TerradistaExecutive Director, Strategic Credit Products, Americas Division
Terex CorporationLauren NeubauerAssistant General Counsel
Terminix CommercialKelly KambsPresident
The Climate CorporationMeg MakalouChief People Officer
The Walt Disney CompanyStephanie YoungSVP, Operations, Disneyland Resort
The Walt Disney CompanyNancy KanterEVP, Content and Creative Strategy, Disney Channels Worldwide, and General Manager, Disney Junior Worldwide
TRIBELisa TargettUK General Manager
Ulmer & Berne LLPChristine E. WatchornPartner
UnileverLeena K. NairChief Human Resources Officer
UnitedHealthcareRebecca MadsenChief Consumer Officer
UnitedHealthcare GlobalMargaret-Mary WilsonChief Medical Officer & Senior Vice President
Venable LLPClaudia A. LewisPartner
WilmerHaleDanielle Y. ConleyPartner
WilmerHaleNatalie Hanlon LehPartner
WilsonHCG (Wilson Human Capital Group)Libby HerrmannClient Relationship Director, North America

Profiles in Diversity Journal, a quarterly publication, is dedicated to promoting and advancing diversity and inclusion in the corporate, government, nonprofit, STEM, and higher education sectors. Since 1999, Diversity Journal has helped stimulate organizational change by profiling the visionary leadership, innovative programs, and individual commitments to making it happen.