Announcing the 2023 Women Worth Watching® in Leadership Award Winners

Outstanding women leaders across the world honored by Profiles in Diversity Journal®

[CLEVELAND, OH July 18, 2023] Profiles in Diversity Journal® is pleased to announce the 84 recipients of the magazine’s 22nd annual Women Worth Watching® in Leadership Awards. They join more than 2,000 former Award recipients ( who exhibit dedication to their careers, their families and their community and the young adults who they often mentor in their fields.

Experience has shown that Women Worth Watching award winners bear watching throughout their careers. Senior executives have become CEOs of some of the most powerful companies in the world and have been charged with leading some of the most life-changing nonprofit agencies in the country. Associates in law firms go on to become well respected partners leading legal teams and mentoring younger lawyers. Meanwhile, some winners have left the corporate world to start their own influential companies. No matter, Profiles in Diversity Journal was often the first to capture their thoughts of what motivated them to rise in their field.

“We would like to thank the organizations that took the time to recognize our winners’ outstanding talent and nominate them for our prestigious award,” said Profiles in Diversity Journal’s Publisher James Rector. “We couldn’t do our job if these organizations did not work with us to single out deserving staff who have raised the bar and are well on their way to becoming the great leaders of tomorrow.”

Those women will have their say in our magazine about the world of work, about balancing life and their careers and about helping to recruit and retain the younger generation entering their organizations. Their opinions on all of these matters is invaluable to anyone who wants to understand how work is changing across the U.S. and the women leaders who are in the forefront of changing it.

The Q3 edition of Profiles in Diversity Journal will feature our 2023 Women Worth Watching in Leadership award winners. The issue will be available online to read in its entirety at the end of September.

Press Release Announcing the 2023 Women Worth Watching in Leadership Award Winners

The 2023 Women Worth Watching® in Leadership Award Recipients

Company / OrganizationAward RecipientTitle
AflacKeyla Cabret-LewisVP of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
AflacJennifer DanielNational Vice President Broker Distribution Strategy and Partnerships
AflacChristina BakerVP Sales Strategy & Resolution, Director of Career Sales
AflacDeb ErmigerVice President of Digital Engagement
AkinAmy WollensackPartner
AkinSarah SchultzPartner
Albany InternationalAlice McCarvillEVP & Chief Human Resources Officer
AMDLiwei WangDirector, 3D Advanced Packaging Engineering
AMDHeather ShamSenior Director, Silicon Design Engineering
AMDMichelle HillmanDirector Silicon Design Engineering
AMDJeannie SteeleSenior Director, Global Talent Acquisition
AT&T BusinessSarita RaoSenior Vice President, AT&T Partner Solutions
AT&T BusinessMargaret Rooney-McMillenVice President, Strategic Accounts
AT&T BusinessCatherine SoikDirector Market Development, AT&T Indirect Channels
Axinn, Veltrop & Harkrider LLPDenise L PlunkettPartner
Braverman Greenspun P.C.Tracy PetersonPartner
CatalystLeela WilsonSenior Vice President, Global Corporate Engagement
CircanaLarissa JensenVice President, Beauty Industry Advisor
Cohen Ziffer Frenchman & McKenna LLPAndrea B JungAssociate
Colgate-PalmolivePrabha ParameswaranGroup President, Growth and Strategy
Dechert LLPHartley WestPartner and Co-Chair of Enforcement and Investigations
Dell TechnologiesRosandra SilveiraSenior Vice President and General Manager Global Consumer and Outlet Sales
DTO LawMegan O’NeillFounding Partner
Epiq GlobalOlivea HolleyDirector of Document Review Operations and Continuous Improvement
Fannie MaeBrittany IstenesSenior Manager, Technology Management
Fannie MaeTing YanEnterprise Architecture Manager
FordHarrison LLPKristin Starnes GrayPartner
Fruit WorldBianca KaprielianCEO and Co-Founder
FUJIFILM Diosynth BiotechnologiesLiza RiveraVice President of Global Marketing Communications
FUJIFILM Holdings America CorporationPatricia ColomboChief Compliance Officer
Gibbons P.C.Bisola A TaiwoDirector, Real Property Group
Globality Inc.Sonia MathaiChief Human Resources Officer
HiddenLayerAbigail MainesCRO
Holwell Shuster & Goldberg LLPPrishika RajAssociate
Holwell Shuster & Goldberg LLPLauren ColeAssociate
Holwell Shuster & Goldberg LLPVictoria RoeckAssociate
Hughes Hubbard Reed & Reed LLPSabrina SilverbergCounsel
Hunton Andrews Kurth LLPKelly SandillPartner
Hunton Andrews Kurth LLPMayme Beth F DonohuePartner
Hunton Andrews Kurth LLPAshley L HarperPartner
Idaho National LaboratoryAllison L HummelChief of Staff
Idaho National LaboratoryJennifer G HuntStrategic Space Planner and Technical Project Manager
Idaho National LaboratoryJana L BeyerlinChief Operations Officer, Human Resources
Idaho National LaboratoryMegan J CullerPower Engineer/Researcher
Kasowitz Benson Torres LLPJill L ForsterPartner
Knobbe MartensMaria AndersonPartner
Knobbe MartensChristy LeaPartner
KrollJessica StamelmanPresident, Kroll Business Services
L.B. Hall FireproofingEstefania RoaCEO
Latham & WatkinsManu GayatrinathPartner
Lincoln Financial GroupHeather A MilliganSenior Vice President, Head of Life and MoneyGuard Underwriting & New Business and Business Technology Solutions
Mayer Brown LLPGrace ShiePartner in Mayer Brown’s Washington DC office; chair of firm’s Women’s Leadership Committee
McDonald Carano LLPPat LundvallPartner, Chair of Commercial & Complex Litigation Practice
Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp LLPLouise TruongPartner
Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp LLPElaine K KimPartner
Moss AdamsSeleeka HarrisAdministrative Ops Senior Manager
MunchkinDiana BarnesChief Brand Officer & Creative Director
Nan and Company PropertiesNancy AlmodovarPresident and CEO
Native Forward Scholars FundAngelique AlbertChief Executive Officer
Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLPJo ThackerPartner
New American FundingPatty ArvieloCo-Founder and CEO
New York LifeAmanda KuhlSenior Vice President, Product Solutions
Norton Rose FulbrightJamila S MensahPartner
PBG ConsultingPawla GhalebFounder & CEO
PepsiCo Beverages North America (PBNA)Heather HoytinkPresident, South Division
PowinRachel LivekChief Human Resources Officer
Project BreadErin McAleerPresident/CEO
RevatureVidya ShankaranSenior Vice President of Customer Success
Robins Kaplan LLPChristina LincolnPartner and Member of the Firm’s Diversity Committee
Robins Kaplan LLPElizabeth BurnettPartner and Co-Chair, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee
Sanford Heisler Sharp, LLPLeigh Anne St. CharlesManaging Partner, Nashville office, Sanford Heisler Sharp
SegraZenita HendersonChief Marketing & Revenue Officer
Slarskey LLCRenee BeaPartner
Sonepar USAJennifer OwensVice President Associate General Counsel
Spirent CommunicationsCheryl RaglandChief Marketing Officer
Study.comDana BrysonSenior Vice President, Social Impact
The Acceleration ProjectJane Veronco-founder and CEO
The Winters Group, Inc.Mareisha N ReesePresident and Chief Operating Officer
Union Pacific RailroadJacqueline BendonSenior Vice President of Marketing & Sales Industrial Products
Union Pacific RailroadJo Ellen StockGeneral Auditor
Venable LLPJessie BeeberCo-chair of Venable’s Commercial Litigation New York Practice Group
VerizonSasha LucasHead of Customer Experience at Verizon
VerizonKristin McHughSenior Vice President, Marketing & Creative
WilmerHaleSusan SchroederPartner and Vice Chair, Securities & Financial Services Department

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.