Announcing the 2020 Women Worth Watching® Award Winners

Women Leading the Way to Excellence in the Workplace, Marketplace, and the World

[CLEVELAND, OH, June 8, 2020] Profiles in Diversity Journal® is pleased to announce the 67 winners of the magazine’s 19th annual Women Worth Watching® Awards. These outstanding leaders join more than 2,000 past Award recipients, including some past winners who have gone on to become CEOs of Fortune 500 companies: Mary Barra, chairman and CEO of General Motors; Lynne Doughtie, chairman and CEO of KPMG; Marillyn Hewson, chairman, president, and CEO of Lockheed Martin; Michele Buck, chairman, president, and CEO of Hershey’s; and Beth Mooney, recently retired chairman and CEO of Key Bank. Other awardees have led key business units, driven new markets, launched their own ventures, and helped develop the next generation of women leaders.

Says James Rector, Profiles in Diversity Journal publisher, “Our successful collaboration with hundreds of organizations over the past 19 years in identifying, selecting, and showcasing deserving candidates for the magazine’s annual Women Worth Watching Award is a testament to the synergistic and productive relationship we enjoy. And recognizing women leaders in this way further energizes and inspires these extraordinary women, as well as the many women who will become tomorrow’s leaders.”

Each Women Worth Watching Award recipient, whose abilities, commitment, and achievements will be featured in Profiles in Diversity Journal’s summer issue, will share experiences, opinions, and words of advice with readers, many of whom may become tomorrow’s Women Worth Watching.

The organizations that nominate candidates for this Award demonstrate C-suite support of women in leadership, and the inclusion of the Award winners in the magazine enhances the reputations of the organizations that employ, support, and empower these outstanding women. The 2020 Women Worth Watching edition of Profiles in Diversity Journal will be available to the public in August.

Press Release Announcing the 2020 Women Worth Watching Award Winners

The 2020 Women Worth Watching Award® Recipients

Company / OrganizationAward RecipientTitle
Adam LawAisha Shelton AdamFounder, Managing Partner
Advanced Micro DevicesChristine BrownDirector, Public Relations
Advanced Micro DevicesLaura SmithSr. Director of Product Management
Advanced Micro DevicesLinda LamDirector of Corporate Law and Assistant Secretary
Advanced Micro DevicesDenise GourlayCorporate Vice President of Global Sales Finance, Global Real Estate-EHS & Global Travel
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLPBarbara NiederkoflerPartner
AliveCorPriya AbaniCEO
Ares Management LLCChelsea LittleSenior Associate–Inclusion & Diversity, Philanthropy, and Culture
Arrow ElectronicsTamara EllsSales Director
Arrow ElectronicsPaige EdingVP, Strategy–Global Supply Chain
Arrow ElectronicsKim Brown WilmsenVP & CIO, Global Components
AxinnJeannine SanoPartner
Best Best & Krieger LLPNancy A. ParkPartner
Bristol Myers SquibbKathryn MetcalfeExecutive Vice President of Corporate Affairs
Catalyst, Inc.Allyson ZimmermannExecutive Director, Europe, Middle East & Africa
Cathedral CapitalBrooke LivelyPresident and Founder
Cisco Systems Inc.Brenda DennisVice President, Customer and Partner Services
Cleverbridge, Inc.Lauren SchwartzGeneral Counsel & Corporate Secretary
Dechert LLPCarol WidgerPartner
Dickinson Wright PLLCAnna MaiuriMember and Environmental, Energy & Sustainability Practice Group Co-Chair
e.l.f. BeautyMandy FieldsSVP, CFO
Esurance (Allstate)Heather HansenHR Inclusive Workforce Specialist
FordHarrison LLPRachel Z. UllrichPartner
Frantz Ward LLPNora E. LoftusPartner; Chair, Diversity & Inclusion Committee
HARMANLynn LongoSenior Vice President, Connected Car, Digital Cockpit
Hoguet Newman Regal & KenneyAmory McAndrewAssociate
Holwell Shuster & Goldberg LLPMargot HoppinAssociate
Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLPPatrice JeanPartner
Hunton Andrews Kurth LLPEmily VicentePartner, Co-Chair Labor and Employment Practice
Hunton Andrews Kurth LLPAmber Rogers Partner
Hunton Andrews Kurth LLPDeidre DuncanPartner, Environmental Practice Leader
Idaho National LaboratoryKimberly D. Evans RossSenior Employment Counsel
Idaho National LaboratoryBonnie HongInternational Programs Director, Nuclear Science & Technology
Idaho National LaboratoryJennifer A. TurnageDepartment Manager, National and Homeland Security Nuclear Nonproliferation
Idaho National LaboratoryLynn M. WendtStaff Scientist
Interprose Inc.Vivian KellyFounder & CEO
Jones WalkerKrystal ScottPartner
Kasowitz Benson Torres LLPOlga L. Fuentes SkinnerPartner
Kasowitz Benson Torres LLPKelly A. FrawleyPartner
KellyOCGTammy BrowningSenior Vice President, Global Operations
Keystone Alliance MortgageMegan E. MarshCofounder
Krauss Shaknes Tallentire & Messeri LLPMalissa OseiAssociate
Latham & Watkins LLPJennifer L. BarryPartner/Deputy Office Managing Partner, San Diego
Latham & Watkins LLPRobin M. HulshizerPartner, Litigation & Trial and Environmental, Land & Resources Departments
Lincoln Financial GroupKarla MundenSenior Vice President and Chief Audit Executive
LinkedInRosanna DurruthyGlobal VP of Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging
Mayer BrownAnn Richardson KnoxPartner
Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLPSarah H. CaverPartner/Office Managing Partner–Columbia, South Carolina
New American FundingPatty ArvieloPresident and Cofounder
New York Life/New York Life FoundationHeather NeslePresident, New York Life Foundation/ Vice President, Corporate Responsibility
RBC Wealth Management–U.S.Shareen LuzeSenior Director of Human Resources
Renasant BankTracey Morant AdamsSenior Executive Vice President & Corporate Responsibility Officer
Republic ServicesRebecca WilsonMotion Graphics Designer, Learning Solutions
Richards Kibbe & Orbe LLPJamie A. SchaferPartner
Robins Kaplan LLPTeresa Fariss McClainPartner
Sandia National LaboratoriesCarrie O’HaraSystems Engineer, Transportation Systems Analysis
Sanford Heisler Sharp, LLPFelicia Gilbert Managing Partner, San Francisco office
SephoraDeborah YehChief Marketing Officer
Sullivan & Cromwell LLPRenata HessePartner
Ulmer & Berne LLPRachael L. RodmanPartner
WalmartChandra HoltExecutive Vice President, Chief Merchandising & Integration Officer
WalmartKerry KotoucSenior Vice President and General Counsel for Walmart U.S.
WellStar Health SystemErika A. HickmanAssistant Vice President & Assistant General Counsel
WilmerHaleChalyse RobinsonPartner
Wilson Turner KosmoCarolina Bravo-KarimiPartner
WintrustChristy HornEVP Bank Operations
XandrMichele GoldenChief Human Resources Officer

Profiles in Diversity Journal is a quarterly publication 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 that make it happen.