From Women Worth Watching® to CEO

When Profiles in Diversity Journal launched its inaugural Women Worth Watching® issue in 2002, there were only 11 women at the helm of a Fortune 1000 company. Today, there are several dozen spanning Fortune 1000, Fortune 500 and Fortune 100, a good number of whom were recognized as Women Worth Watching before stepping into that role.

Over the years, we have recognized thousands of talented women who were nominated by their organizations for their impact on their workplaces and our world. In doing so, we have chronicled a movement and revealed a developing pipeline of leaders whose passion and potential simply cannot be ignored. Ten of our award winners have already taken their corporation’s top seat; we believe there will be many, many more.

Below is a list of our CEO alumni that we’re proud to say have been Women Worth Watching.

NameCompanyYear WWWCEO
Mary T. BarraGeneral Motors20112013
Lynne DoughtieKPMG20152015
Ursula BurnsXerox20032009-2016
Ellen KullmanDuPont20042009-2015
Marillyn HewsonLockheed Martin20052013
Lynn L. ElsenhansSunoco20032008-2012
Beth MooneyKey Bank20072011
Patricia WoertzArcher Daniels Midland20042009-2014
Michele BuckHershey Company20052017
Patricia KamplingAlliant Energy20102012
Deborah GillisCatalyst - Workplaces That Work For Women20102014-2018
Ilene H. LangCatalyst - Workplaces That Work For Women20052008-2013
Karen S. LynchCVS Health20192021
Frances AllenCheckers Rally’s20142020
Alex Johnston360 Concussion Care20152020