Announcing the 2022 Women Worth Watching® Award Winners

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

[CLEVELAND, OH June 14, 2022] Profiles in Diversity Journal® is pleased to announce the 85 recipients of the magazine’s 21st annual Women Worth Watching® Awards. These women join more than 2,000 past Award recipients (see 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.

“As we begin our third decade honoring Women Worth Watching, we continue to take pride in our successful collaboration with organizations, large and small, who value diversity and inclusion, says Profiles in Diversity Journal Publisher James Rector. “It is through our relationships with these committed organizations that we are able to discover these Women Worth Watching, and honor them with this annual Award. We hope this award will serve to further energize and inspire today’s extraordinary 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 Q3 issue, will share her 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 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 remarkable women.

The 2022 Women Worth Watching edition of Profiles in Diversity Journal will be available for viewing online in August.

Press Release Announcing the 2022 Women Worth Watching Award Winners

The 2022 Women Worth Watching Award® Recipients

Company / OrganizationAward RecipientTitle
AARPShani HostenVice President, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion African American/Black Strategy & LGBTQ Strategy at AARP
Activision BlizzardJohanna FariesSenior Vice President, General Manager
Advanced Micro Devices (AMD)Deborah NationsSenior Director, Executive and Employee Communications
Advanced Micro Devices (AMD)Jennifer WongCorporate Vice President, FPGA Product Development
Advanced Micro Devices (AMD)Caixia JiangCorporate Vice President, Software Development
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLPMelissa J SchwartzPartner
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLPEmma SimmondsPartner
AnkuraTaffi SchurzManaging Director
Arrowhead ConsultingKuma RobertsChief Diversity and Inclusion Officer
AxinnLisl J DunlopPartner
Bayer U.S.Beth RodenSenior Vice President and Head of Communications, Consumer Health, North America
BDO USA, LLPCatherine MoyChief People and Culture Officer
Capital ElectricCharmienne GanaoVice President of Finance
CatalystTanya van BiesenSenior Vice President, Global Corporate Engagement
Co/LAB LendingMegan E MarshCo-Founder
Cohen Ziffer Frenchman & McKenna LLPCindy JordanoPartner
Cooper Electric SupplyJill KaplanVice President of Operations & Logistics
Delta Dental of California and AffiliatesSarah ChavarriaExecutive Vice President and Chief People Officer
DentaQuestRoxanne MartinezExecutive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer
DentaQuestKamila ChytilExecutive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer (COO)
EHE HealthJoy AltimareChief Revenue Officer
Enchanted Rock Solutions, LLCThais GrossiChief Operating Officer
Frantz Ward LLPAngela D LydonPartner; Vice-Chair, Litigation Practice Group
Freeborn & Peters LLPChristine E HollisDirector of Attorney Recruiting, Development and Diversity
Galderma U.S.Silvina NordenstohlHead of Galderma U.S.
GEI Consultants, Inc.Brooke BennettSenior Geologist
GEI Consultants, Inc.Katherine Unke-EhrenbergEcological Group Manager
Gibbons P.C.June M. InderwiesExecutive Director & Chief Operating Officer
Glenn Agre Bergman & Fuentes LLPSkye Tian GaoAssociate
GoogleSylvia ChenSenior Patent Counsel
Greenberg Traurig, LLPShari L. HeyenManaging Shareholder
Greenberg Traurig, LLPDiane N. IbrahimManaging Shareholder
Herrick, Feinstein LLPShivani PoddarPartner
Holwell Shuster & Goldberg LLPAlison MillerAssociate
Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLPMeaghan GraggPartner
Hunton Andrews Kurth LLPShemin V. ProctorPartner
Idaho National LaboratoryTiffany LeavittMFC, Business Division Director
Idaho National LaboratoryDr. Ashley FinanDirector, National Reactor Innovation Center
Idaho National LaboratoryMichelle WiestChief Procurement Officer
Idaho National LaboratoryKrista K. HarrisSafeguards and Security Program Manager–Performance Assurance
Kasowitz Benson Torres LLPMelissa A. BarahonaPartner
Kasowitz Benson Torres LLPHeather S. KimPartner
Keller Postman LLCZina BashPartner
KrollJill WeiseChief Impact Officer
KrollChristina PulloManaging Director, Head of Restructuring Administration and Issuer Services
KrollSharon DhallChief Information Officer
KrollAnne O’DwyerEMEA Regional Management Committee Chair and Managing Director, Restructuring
Latham & Watkins LLPMelissa Arbus SherryPartner and Vice Chair, Associates Committee
Latham & Watkins LLPSharon LauPartner and Executive Committee Member
LegalEase Solutions LLCPatrice AsimakisDirector of Legal Services
Lincoln Financial GroupSharon ScanlonSenior Vice President of Customer Experience, Producer Solutions and Retirement Plan
Marshall, Gerstein & Borun LLPLynn L. Janulis, PhDPartner
Mayer BrownNicole A SaharskyPartner and co-head of Mayer Brown’s Supreme Court & Appellate Practice
Microsoft Commercial Solutions AreasBhavana BartholfGlobal Head Digital & Sales Strategy
Moss AdamsKimberly SokoloffSenior Manager
Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLPColleen Pleasant KlinePartner
New American FundingPatty ArvieloPresident and Co-Founder
New York LifeCathy CouncilVice President, Human Resources – Talent Management
Olivia DePioreOlivia DePioreInternational Model and Inclusion Advocate
OPTrustJesusa ChowVice President, Member Experience
Partnership for Inclusion LeadershipYoulanda M. GibbonsCEO and Founder
RBC Wealth Management–U.S.Tammy BuchertChief Administrative Officer
Reichman Jorgensen Lehman & Feldberg LLPChristine LehmanManaging Partner, D.C. Office
Renasant BankTracey Morant AdamsSenior Executive Vice President
Saint-Gobain North AmericaLa-Toya P. HackneySenior Vice-President, General Counsel and Secretary
Sandia National LaboratoriesRobin M. JonesManager, Building Systems Engineering
Sandia National LaboratoriesKimberly PinoSenior Manager, Facilities Capital Planning and Acquisition
Sanford Heisler Sharp, LLPMelinda KosterPartner and Co-Chair of the Discrimination and Harassment practice
Sanford Heisler Sharp, LLPChristine DunnPartner
Seward & Kissel LLPDora PulidoCounsel
SLAC National LaboratoryDr. May Ling NgBeam Delivery Systems Engineering Department Head
Sullivan & CromwellNicole FriedlanderPartner
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso (TTUHSC El Paso)Dr. Andrea TawneyVice President for Institutional Advancement
The Conference BoardAmy Lui AbelVice President, Executive Programs
Truth DEI ConsultingNona LeeFounder & CEO
Ulmer & Berne LLPJennifer L. AdamsPartner; Co-Group Leader, Health Care
Union Pacific RailroadGrace OlsenGeneral Director, Locomotive
Valley BankTammy G. MataChief Diversity & Inclusion Officer
Venable LLPStephanie DeLongPartner
Viking ElectricStacy StanslaskiPresident
Washington Capital PartnersGiselle BonziPresident
WilmerHaleEmily R. WhelanChair, Intellectual Property Department; Partner
WilmerHaleApril WilliamsPartner
WilsonHCGJennifer KossVice President, Talent Operations NAM
WithumTheresa RichardsonPartner and Chief Talent Officer

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