Announcing the 2021 Women Worth Watching® Award Winners

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

[CLEVELAND, OH May 5, 2021] Profiles in Diversity Journal® is pleased to announce the 104 recipients of the magazine’s 20th annual Women Worth Watching® Awards. These women join more than 2,000 past Award recipients as outstanding examples of leaders who demonstrate talent, courage, persistence, commitment, and generosity of spirit.

Past Women Worth Watching have gone on to become CEOs of Fortune 500 companies, including Mary Barra, chairman and CEO of General Motors; Lynne Doughtie, recently retired chair and CEO of KPMG; Marillyn Hewson, executive chairman of Lockheed Martin; Michele Buck, chairman, president, and CEO of Hershey’s; and Beth Mooney, retired chairman and CEO of Key Bank. Other awardees have led key business units, opened new markets, launched their own entrepreneurial ventures, and mentored the next generation of women leaders.

“We are proud of our successful collaboration with hundreds of organizations over the past 20 years, which has helped us discover these high achievers and honor them with the magazine’s annual Women Worth Watching Award,” said Profiles in Diversity Journal Publisher James Rector. “We believe that recognizing women leaders in this way will serve to further energize and inspire today’s extraordinary Award recipients, and the many outstanding women who will become tomorrow’s leaders.”

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

Organizations, large and small, that nominate candidates for this Award demonstrate Csuite 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 remarkable women.

The 2021 Women Worth Watching edition of Profiles in Diversity Journal will be available for viewing online in August.

Press Release Announcing the 2021 Women Worth Watching Award Winners

The 2021 Women Worth Watching Award® Recipients

Company / OrganizationAward RecipientTitle
Adtalem Global EducationLisa W. WardellChairman and CEO
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLPLiz OsbornePartner
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLPAnn TadajweskiPartner
Advanced Micro DevicesShirley DongSenior Director, Systems Design Engineering
Advanced Micro DevicesIndrani PaulAdvanced Algorithms & Power Feature Lead Architect
Advanced Micro DevicesKim VoCorporate Vice President, Legal
American Dental AssociationApril Kates-EllisonVice President, Member and Client Services
AmyrisDaya FieldsPresident
AT&T BusinessSarita RaoPresident, Integrated & Partner Solutions
Atwater CapitalVania SchlogelFounder & Managing Partner
AxinnLeslie OvertonPartner
Best Best & Krieger LLPDanielle SakaiChief Talent Officer
Burns & Levinson LLPKatrina SkinnerPartner
Burns & Levinson LLPRobin Lynch NardoneChair, Divorce & Family Law Group; Co-Chair Private Client Group
Burns & Levinson LLPAndrea MartinCo-Chair, Business Litigation & Dispute Resolution Group
Burns & Levinson LLPLaura CarrollPartner
CatalystSvetlana MostovskyVice President, Development
Children’s Miracle Network HospitalsTeri NestelPresident & CEO
Cohen Ziffer Frenchman & McKenna LLPMeredith ElkinsPartner
Colgate-PalmoliveBawana RadhakrishnanWorldwide Director of Global Indirect Procurement & Digital Transformation
CVS HealthJennifer CallahanVice President, Medicare Product & Implementation
CVS HealthShea ManigoDivision Vice President
CVS HealthJennifer NicholusVice President, Anthem Operations
CVS HealthHelen (Kathleen) BeitzelVice President, Professional and Clinical Services
Dechert LLPSabina ComisPartner
Dickinson Wright PLLCJennifer Ko CraftMember
Einhorn, Barbarito, Frost & Botwinick, PCJhanice V. DomingoPartner; Board Member; Diversity Chair
EMD Serono, Inc.Amy MaherySenior Vice President; Head of Global Marketing Access and Pricing
ESPNTonya CornileusVice President, Development, Inclusion and Wellness
FedEx ExpressAuriel E. RawlingsDiversity, Equity & Inclusion Advisor– Asia-Pacific, Middle East, India & Africa
Food Allergy Research & EducationAnita RoachVice President, Health Innovation Strategies
FordHarrison LLPGeetha N. AdinataPartner
Frantz Ward LLPChristina E. NiroPartner; Chair, Women’s Initiative
FUJIFILM Holdings America CorporationJudy MelilloVice President, General Counsel & Secretary
FUJIFILM SonositeAmanda DePalmaVice President of Marketing
Gibbons P.C.Jennifer P. SmithDirector, Real Property Department
Glenn Agre Bergman & Fuentes LLPMarissa E. MillerFounding Partner
Glenn Agre Bergman & Fuentes LLPOlga L. Fuentes-SkinnerFounding Partner
GlobalitySonia MathaiChief Human Resources Officer
Greenberg Traurig, LLPSara ThompsonShareholder and Chair of Greenberg Traurig’s Pharmaceutical, Medical Device & Health Care Litigation Practice
Greenberg Traurig, P.A.Tracy L. GerberCo-Chair of Greenberg Traurig’s Broker-Dealer Securities Litigation Practice and Co-Managing Shareholder of Greenberg Traurig’s West Palm Beach Office
Guaranteed Rate CompaniesLizzie GarnerExecutive Vice President
HARMAN InternationalLori LampmanVice President of Global Rewards, HR Technology & Analytics
HARMAN InternationalKatrin SchneiderSenior Vice President of System Test & Validation
Haynes and Boone, LLPMegan GessPartner
Hoguet Newman Regal & Kenney, LLPLejla HadzicAssociate
Holwell Shuster & Goldberg LLPMeredith NelsonAssociate
Holwell Shuster & Goldberg LLPDenisha BacchusAssociate
Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLPFara TabatabaiPartner
Hunton Andrews Kurth LLPRudene M. HaynesPartner
Hunton Andrews Kurth LLPEmily CabreraExecutive Compensation Partner
Idaho National LaboratoryJennifer Dobbs EversullATR Complex Document Management Manager
Idaho National LaboratoryKathryn JensenOccupational Safety & Health Manager
Idaho National LaboratoryDr. Ning KangDepartment Manager, Power & Energy Systems
Idaho National LaboratoryMegan KommersDepartment Manager–Analysis, Cybercore Integration Center
International WELL Building Institute (IWBI)Rachel HodgdonPresident & CEO
Jones Walker LLPLauren MastioPartner
Kasowitz Benson Torres LLPNefertiti J. AlexanderPartner
Kasowitz Benson Torres LLPJennifer McDougallPartner
Kelley KronenbergBarbara RepandisChief Human Resources Officer
Kelley KronenbergMichelle Martinez ReyesChief Relations Officer
KellyJocelyn LincolnVice President & Chief Talent Officer
Krauss Shaknes Tallentire & Messeri LLPJustine A. StringerAssociate
Latham & Watkins LLPYvette D. ValdezPartner
Lincoln Financial GroupElena L. FrenchSenior Vice President, Corporate Communications
Mayer Brown LLPKeri BordersPartner; Co-leader, Food & Beverage Group; Co-leader, Food False Advertising Group (Los Angeles office)
Mayer Brown LLPJennifer KeatingPartner; Co-Leader, Mayer Brown’s Chicago Corporate & Securities practice
McDermott Will & Emery LLPVernessa T. PollardPartner
McDonald’s CorporationTanya H. MiariSenior Counsel, Marketing & Intellectual Property
McKool SmithKat LiPrincipal
Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp LLPKarin PagnanelliPartner
Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp LLPEmma LuevanoPartner
Moss AdamsDena HerbolichPartner
National Community Reinvestment Coalition, Community Development Fund, Inc.Marisa CalderonExecutive Director
Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLPSabrina ConyersPartner
New American FundingPatty ArvieloCo-Founder & President
Night NurseTami E. ReganChief Nursing Officer
OPTrustSatwant PannuDirector, Information Technology
Oracle CorporationTraci WadeSenior Director, Diversity & Inclusion
Perfect CompanyMiriam KimFounder & COO
Porzio Bromberg & Newman, P.C.Crystal W. EdwardsPrincipal
RandstadTami HudsonChief Information Security Officer
RBC Wealth Management– U.S.Laura CheeleyVice President; Director of Practice Management, Teams & Training
Republic AirwaysEllen HamDirector of Labor Relations
Robins Kaplan LLPSharon Roberg-PerezPartner; Co-Chair, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee
Sanford Heisler Sharp, LLPKate MuetingCo-Chair, Discrimination & Harassment Practice
Sanford Heisler Sharp, LLPDeborah MarcuseCo-Chair, Discrimination & Harassment Practice
Seward & Kissel LLPDanielle LembergCounsel
Sonepar USATammy LiversSenior Vice President, Sales Enablement & Customer Experience
Sullivan & Cromwell LLPCatherine M. ClarkinPartner
TeltechGiulia PorterVice President, Marketing
TLGG ConsultingKatrin ZimmermannManaging Director, The Americas
Torchy’s TacosElizabeth BaxterChief People Officer
TransfixLily ShenCEO & President
Ulmer & Berne LLPJennifer S. HeisPartner
UnitedHealthcare GlobalAmy ShawCEO
Univision Communications Inc.Claudia PradoSenior Director, Corporate Social Responsibility
Venable LLPStacie E. TobinPartner-in-Charge, Baltimore Office; Partner, Commercial Litigation Practice
Visionworks of AmericaValerie NorvellChief People Officer
Walmart, Inc.Amanda WhalenExecutive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, Walmart International
Warshaw BursteinKimberly C. LauPartner; Chair, Title IX/College Discipline Practice
WilmerHaleAlyssa DaCunhaPartner
WilmerHalePeggy OtumPartner; Co-Chair, Energy, Environment & Natural Resources
WiselyUshashi ChakrabortyVice President, Engineering

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