Announcing the 2019 Women Worth Watching® Award Winners

Executives Leading the Way to Excellence in the Workplace, Marketplace and the World
CLEVELAND, OH June 19, 2019

Profiles in Diversity Journal today proudly announces 166 winners of the 18th Annual Women Worth Watching® Awards. These leaders join more than 2,000 past Award recipients. Some past winners have gone on to become CEOs of Fortune 500 companies, including Mary Barra, currently CEO of General Motors; Lynne Doughtie, CEO of KPMG; Marillyn Hewson, CEO of Lockheed Martin; Michele Buck, CEO of Hershey’s; and Beth Mooney CEO of Key Bank. 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.

According to James Rector, Profiles in Diversity Journal publisher, “The collaboration between organizations and the magazine over the past 18 years in identifying and selecting deserving candidates for the annual Women Worth Watching Award is a testament to a collaborative and very productive relationship that energizes, inspires, and recognizes women who have demonstrated high levels of leadership.”

Each Women Worth Watching Award recipient, whose commitment and achievements will be recognized in Profiles in Diversity Journal’s summer edition, will share words of wisdom with women in the pipeline. The nomination of candidates for this award demonstrates C-suite support of women in leadership, and the inclusion of the Award winners in the magazine publically enhances the visibility and reputations of the companies and organizations that employ, support, and empower these outstanding women. The 2019 Women Worth Watching edition will be available to the public in August.

2019 Women Worth Watching Leadership Award Winners Press Release

The 2019 Women Worth Watching Award® Recipients

Company / OrganizationAward RecipientTitle
AflacJamie LeeUS Senior Vice President and Chief Service Officer
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLPNatasha KohnePartner
AMDSusan MooreCorporate Vice President, Government Affairs & Corporate Responsibility & President of AMD Foundation
AMDPoh Cheng ChewFinance Director & AMD Penang Site Lead
AMDMydung PhamCorporate Vice President, Verification & CAD Design Methodology and Engineering Operations
American AirlinesNeisha Strambler-ButlerVice President, Compensation and Benefits
Anderson & Kreiger LLPCarmen M OrtizCounsel
AppNexus, a Xandr CompanyAntoinette HamiltonVice President of Diversity, Inclusion and Community Experience at Xandr
Archer Daniels Midland CompanyManda TwetenVP Customer Value Creation
Archer Daniels Midland CompanyFabiana BianchiVP Marketing & Global Growth
Arrow ElectronicsDana ZabaDirector, Data Intelligence, North America
Arrow ElectronicsDana ShinaberryDirector, Global Supplier Management
Arrow ElectronicsLisiane DroalVice President, Human Resources, EMEA
Association of Black Women AttorneysTanya N. BlockerPresident
ATHENA InternationalAndrea ConnerPresident
AxinnTiffany RiderPartner
Barilla America, NY Inc.Kimberly BraithwaiteSenior Human Resource Manager, Americas
Burns & Levinson LLPEllen J. ZuckerPartner
Burns & Levinson LLPDeborah J. PeckhamPartner and Co-Chair, Intellectual Property
CatalystJulie NugentSenior Vice President, Global Learning Products & Programs
Cathedral CapitalBrooke LivelyCEO & Founder
Cisco SystemsEhrika GladdenVice President/General Manager, Cisco Refresh
Corning IncorporatedChristine M. PambianchiEVP, People & Digital
CVS HealthKaren S. LynchExecutive Vice President, CVS Health and President, Aetna Business Unit
CVS HealthMaly BernsteinVice President, Beauty & Personal Care
CVS HealthMayra Boitel, RPhVice President, Chief Merchant-Alternative Formats
Day Pitney LLPSusan R. HuntingtonPartner
Day Pitney LLPElizabeth J. SherPartner
Dechert LLPRobin NunnPartner
Del Frisco’s Restaurant GroupMia MeachemChief Marketing Officer
Designated DriverManuela PapadopolCEO
DiCello Levitt Gutzler LLCAmy E. KellerPartner
Dickinson Wright PLLCLeslee M. LewisMember
Diversified SearchDenielle Pemberton-HeardGeneral Counsel and Managing Director
Diversified SearchJulie KanakManaging Director of Chicago Office
Durham Regional Police ServiceHolly BrittonActing HR Director
Durham Regional Police ServiceMelanie AndersonActing Superintendent–Executive Officer to the Chief
Excellus BlueCross BlueShieldDr. Lisa Y. HarrisVice President, Chief Medical Officer, Commercial
EYJanet TruncaleEY Americas FSO Assurance Managing Partner
Fannie MaeGina WestExecutive Manager, Community Investment & Engagement
Fannie MaeNancy JardiniSenior Vice President, Chief Compliance Officer, and Chief Office of Minority and Women Inclusion (OMWI) Officer
Fannie MaeElonda CrockettVice President, Operations Shared Services
Fish & RichardsonChristina D Brown-Marshall, Ph.DPrincipal
Fish & RichardsonBetty H. ChenPrincipal
Fish & RichardsonMegan A. ChaconPrincipal
Fish & RichardsonChristina McDonoughPrincipal
FLEETCORCrystal WilliamsChief Human Resources Officer
FlexportSusanne SchönebergSenior Director of
FordHarrison LLPAmy R. TurciPartner
Freddie MacJacqueline M. WelchChief Human Resources Officer and Chief Diversity Officer
Freddie MacDominica Groom WilliamsVP, Office of Inclusive Engagement
GEI Consultants, Inc.Amber AhlesBranch Manager
GEI Consultants, Inc.Ileen GladstoneSenior Vice President
GEI Consultants, Inc.Rachel HaydenVice President, Regional Growth Leader
GenpactSasha SanyalGlobal Business Leader Insurance, Diversity & CSR
Gibbons P.C.Kristin D. SostowskiDirector, Employment & Labor Law Department; Team Leader, Higher Education practice
Golden Rule TechnologyElaine HarrisFounder and Cultural Connectivity Architect
Goulston & StorrsAmy Moody McGrathDirector
Goulston & StorrsPamela M. MacKenzieDirector; Co-Chair, Corporate Group
Goulston & StorrsJennifer FureyDirector; Co-Chair, Litigation Group
Goulston & StorrsMichelle M. PorterDirector; Co-Chair, Private Client & Trust Group
Goulston & StorrsMartha J. Nahill FrahmDirector; Co-Chair, Tax Group
Government of OntarioMitzie HunterMPP Scarborough Guildwood
Grace Global Capital LLCGrace VandecruzeManaging Director
Greenberg Traurig, LLPMartha A. SabolCo-Chair of Greenberg Traurig’s Gaming Practice; Co-Chair of the firm’s Global Women Initiative
Greenberg Traurig, LLPMichelle FerreiraManaging Shareholder of the San Francisco Office & Co-Managing Shareholder of the Silicon Valley Office
Greenspoon Marder LLPMichelle Martinez ReyesChief Marketing Officer
Greenspoon Marder LLPNandini NairPartner
Greenspoon Marder LLPMyrna MaysonetPartner and Chief Diversity Officer
HARMANMichelle Epstein TaigmanSenior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary
Haynes and Boone, LLPJennifer ReddienDirector of Diversity and Inclusion
HireRight LLCElise EidemillerManaging Director, Account Management and Canada
Hoguet Newman Regal & Kenney, LLPMiriam ManberAssociate
Hoguet Newman Regal & Kenney, LLPRandi MayPartner
Holwell Shuster & GoldbergPriyanka TimbloAssociate
Holwell Shuster & GoldbergNina Kanovitch SchifferAssociate
HoneywellAnne T. MaddenSenior Vice President and General Counsel
HP Inc.Lesley Slaton BrownChief Diversity Officer
Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLPHagit M. ElulPartner and Co-Chair of Hughes Hubbard’s Arbitration Group
HumacyteSabrina OsborneVice President of Human Resources
Hunton Andrews Kurth LLPLorelie S. MastersPartner
Hunton Andrews Kurth LLPSusan S. FaillaPartner and co-head of the firm’s Capital Markets practice
Idaho National LaboratoryDr. Anne GaffneyChief Science Officer, EES&T
Idaho National LaboratoryDr. Erin SearcyDirector, Institutional Planning and Programs Office
Idaho National LaboratoryVirginia WrightEnergy-Cyber Portfolio Manager
Idaho National LaboratoryDr. Monica RegalbutoNuclear Fuel Cycle Director
InfobloxNorma LaneExecutive Vice President, People and Places
Innovative Learning Group, Inc.Lisa ToennigesChief Executive Officer
International Paper CompanyDelaine SmithAssociate General Counsel, Labor & Employment
Jabil IncBeth A. WaltersSenior Vice President
Jones Walker LLPAileen ThomasPartner
Kasowitz Benson Torres LLPLauren TabaksblatPartner
Kasowitz Benson Torres LLPJessica Taub RosenbergPartner
Kelly Outsourcing and Consulting/Kelly ServicesSam SmithVice President, Global Practice Lead, Life Sciences
KORE WirelessSue HolubExecutive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer
KPMG LLPFiona GrandiNational Managing Partner–Innovation & Enterprise Solutions
Krungthai AXA Life Insurance Company LimitedSally O’HaraChief Executive Officer
Krungthai AXA Life Insurance Company LimitedBubphawadee OwararinthChief People Officer
LaSalle NetworkMaureen HoerstenChief Operating Officer
Latham & Watkins LLPNicole FanjulPartner
Lincoln Financial GroupJen WarneSenior Vice President, Human Resources
Living Abundantly Inc.Dr. Kim R. GrimesFounder & CEO
Markham Stouffville HospitalLori BradyDirector, Strategic Projects & Accountability
Mayer BrownMichelle O. GrossPartner
Meritor, Inc.Cheri LantzVice president & Chief Strategy Officer
Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, Government of OntarioMichelle-Ann HyltonDirector, Licensing, Policy and Development Branch
Ministry of Indigenous Affairs, Government of OntarioKarma CallActing Director, Negotiations and Reconciliation Division
Moss AdamsCarisa WisniewskiPartner in Charge, San Diego
Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp LLPAlesha M. DominiquePartner
Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp LLPEmily E. EvittPartner
NASA Johnson Space CenterLara E. KearneyDeputy Program Manager
Nationwide FinancialSusan J. GueliSVP/ CIO Infrastructure & Operations, Digital Transformation and Ent Apps
Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLPMelissa Foster BirdPartner
New York LifeNatalie LamarqueSenior Vice President, Deputy General Counsel in the Office of the General Counsel
NikeElizabeth Jackson-RietzDirector of Global Retail Brand Concepts
OMERSAdeola AdebayoDirector, OMERS Capital Markets
OneGoalJulie HammondManaging Director and Legal Compliance
OSF CommerceAnna PetrivVP, MultiCloud & Salesforce Alliance at OSF Commerce
Page 2 CommunicationsDebra PickettFounder and Principal Consultant
Pernod RicardAmandine RobinSenior Vice President, North America, Communications & Sustainability and Responsibility
PGA of AmericaSandy CrossChief People Officer
Phillips Lytle LLPLisa L. SmithPartner
RBC Wealth Management – U.S.Brooke McGeehanVice President and Financial Advisor
Redgrave LLPStaci KalinerManaging Director
Redgrave LLPMathea K. BulanderPartner
Redgrave LLPKarin JensonPartner
Redgrave LLPChristine PaynePartner
Restoring Bodies & MindsPatrice S. BrownLife Transformation Coach, Author & Speaker
Richards Kibbe & Orbe LLPMargaret Winterkorn MeyersPartner
Robins Kaplan LLPMelissa D’AlelioPartner
Robins Kaplan LLPDenise RahnePartner
RTI InternationalTeena PiccioneExecutive Vice President / Chief Information Officer
Rubicon ProgramsDr. Carole Dorham-KellyChief Program Officer
Sandia National LaboratoriesMarcey L. HooverDirector, Quality & Performance Assurance
Sandia National LaboratoriesDr. Ireena Ahmed ErtezaR&D Electronics Engineer
Sanford Heisler Sharp, LLPSaba BiredaPartner
SIGMA Assessment Systems, IncJulie CarswellVice President
SMBCLucy CuttingExecutive Director, Product Head, Global Trade Finance
Squire Patton Boggs LLPElizabeth RyanPartner
Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox PLLCDeborah Sterling, Ph.D.Chair, Biotechnology & Chemical Practice Group
Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox PLLCGaby L. Longsworth, Ph.D.Director
Sullivan & Cromwell LLPInosi M. NyattaPartner
Sunrun Inc.Lynn JurichChief Executive Officer
Talent Path, a division of GenuentMelissa PeakExecutive Director, Corporate Partnerships
Terex CorporationMelissa HolobachGeneral Manager, Oklahoma City, Terex Corporation
The Boeing CompanyElizabeth CercadoWeight Engineer Manager
Ulmer & Berne LLPAmanda MartinsekPartner
UnitedHealthcareNicole CooperVice President of Social Responsibility
University of Toronto ScarboroughMaydianne AndradeVice-Dean Faculty Affairs & Equity
University of VermontWanda Heading-GrantVice President for Human Resources, Diversity and Multicultural Affairs
Venable LLPLisa A. TavaresPartner
Walmart MerchandisingLatriece WatkinsSenior VP, Consumables
Walmart US Customer TechnologyFiona TanSenior VP
Walmart US Supply ChainMonique PicouSenior VP
Warner BrosAmy CastilloVice President, Strategy and Brand Management at Warner Bros. Pictures, Worldwide Marketing
WilmerHaleAmy K. WigmorePartner and Vice Chair, Litigation/Controversy Department
Wilson ElserAngela RussellPartner
Wilson Turner KosmoRobin A. WoffordPartner
WilsonHCGLesley TaylorVice President, Client Strategy, EMEA
Winston & Strawn LLPLinda CoberlyChicago Managing Partner, and Chair of Appellate & Critical Motions Practice
Winston & Strawn LLPJulissa ReynosoPartner
Winston & Strawn LLPKobi Kennedy BrinsonPartner and Chair, Diversity & Inclusion Committee
World Education ServicesShamira MadhanyManaging Director, Canada and Deputy Executive Director
Xandr, AT&T’s advertising & analytics companyLori FinkChief Legal Officer
Y Media LabsMarcela LayVP, Client Engagement
Yo Soy I AM, LLC and Power On Heels Fund, Inc.Ivette MayoPresident & CEO

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.