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.

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

NameCompanyYear WWWCEO
Amy ShawAmy ShawUnited Healthcare Global20212021
Lily ShenLily ShenTransfix20212020
Karen S. LynchKaren S. LynchCVS Health20192021
Jennifer M. Keough
(2014, 2017)
Jennifer M. KeoughJND Legal Administration2014, 20172016
Lori SingletonLori SingletonArizona Forward Established 196920162017
Rachel TaylorRachel TaylorNubix20162017
Alex JohnstonAlex Johnston360 Concussion Care20152020
Stacey D. StewartStacey D. StewartMarch of Dimes20152016
Frances AllenFrances AllenCheckers Rally’s20142020
Maggie Chan JonesMaggie Chan JonesTenshey20142017
Dr. Rhonda MedowsDr. Rhonda MedowsAyin Health Solutions20132018
Jennifer ShermanJennifer ShermanFederal Signal20132016
Rita Johnson-MillsRita Johnson-MillsNightingale Partners20112020–2021
Joyce Aiko McCullochJoyce Aiko McCulloch

Ai Inclusion

20112019
Carrie YoungCarrie YoungUnravel My Travels Relax We've Got Your Plans20112019
Sharon RossiSharon RossiFoodScience Corporation20112017
Mary T. BarraMary T. BarraGeneral Motors20112013
Kathleen GibsonKathleen GibsonSouthwestern Medical Foundation20112012
Mary Tuuk KurasMary Tuuk KurasGrand Rapids Symphony20102019
Deborah GillisDeborah GillisCatalyst Workplaces That Work For Women20102014-2018
Patricia KamplingPatricia KamplingAlliant Energy20102012
Stacy Brown-PhilpotStacy Brown-PhilpotTaskRabbit20092016–2020
Heidi ShyuHeidi Shyu

Heidi Shyu Inc.

20082016
Lynne DoughtieLynne DoughtieKPMG20082015
Karen SockKaren Sock

Sock Enterprises Inc.

20082008
Kerry CarterKerry CarterAmerican Expediting20072020
Julie FreamJulie FreamOriginal Equipment Suppliers Association20072013
Lin CumminsLin CumminsLin Cummins Connections20072012
Lisa DeBoisLisa DeBois

GrowthFunding

1 Main Street Capital

2007

2012–2013

2013–2016

Mary DelaneyMary Delaney

Luceo Solutions LLC
(prev. PROFILSOFT)

PROFiLSOFT e-recruitment solutions

2007

2011–2014

2011–2016

Ellen CostelloEllen CostelloBMO Financial Group20072011–2013
Beth MooneyBeth MooneyKey Bank20072011
Cassandra ChandlerCassandra ChandlerVigeo Alliance20062019
Helena FoulkesHelena FoulkesHudson’s Bay Company20062018–2020
Laurie BurnsLaurie BurnsLBB Growth Partners20062017
Michelle VanDykeMichelle VanDykeHeart of West Michigan United Way20062016
Lois CooperLois Cooper

Human Capital Solutions

Lois M. Cooper

2006

2015–2018

2018

Cynthia Hardy YoungCynthia Hardy YoungPivot Global Partners Ignite Transform Succeed20062014
Pam GardnerPam Gardner

Your Mind at Work

20062013
Donnalee DeMaioDonnalee DeMaio

United Guaranty

American International Group

2006

2012–2017

2018–2019

Mary HowellMary Howell

Howell Strategy Group

20062010
Julie Fasone HolderJulie Fasone HolderJFH Insights Management Advising20062009
Julie GilbertJulie Gilbert

Wolf Means Business

PreciouStatus Your Lifeline To Moments That Matter

The Julie Gilbert Group

2006

2009–2016

2010–2018

2018–2020

Mary Jane HellyarMary Jane Hellyar

TechnoCorp Energy OLED

20062009–2010
Catherine KingCatherine King

Adecco

Hudson
(UK, Ireland & Middle East)

2006

2008–2009

2010–2011

Maria CoyneMaria CoyneUnited Church of Christ Cornerstone Fund20052021
Marise KumarMarise Fernandes KumarVistage20052021
Michele BuckMichele BuckHershey's20052017
Sandra HaningtonSandra HaningtonRoyal Canadian Mint20052015–2018
Marilyn TavennerMarilyn TavennerAmerica’s Health Insurance Plans20052015–2018
Marillyn HewsonMarillyn HewsonLockheed Martin20052013
Pamela Miller Esq.Pamela Miller

Summit Global
Strategies, Ltd.

20052012
Karel CzandernaKarel CzandernaFlexsteel20052012–2018
Margaret McGlynnMargaret McGlynnInternational AIDS Vaccine Initiative20052011–2015
Maritza Gomez MontielMaritza Gomez MontielDeloitte20052011–2013
Ana Mollinedo MimsAna Mollinedo MimsAna Mims20052010
Launi SkinnerLauni SkinnerFirst West Credit Union20052010
Linda HudsonLinda Hudson

BAE Systems

The Cardea Group

2005

2009–2014

2014–2020

Jean BlackwellJean BlackwellCummins20052008–2013
Ilene H. LangIlene H. LangCatalyst Workplaces That Work For Women20052008-2013
Dawn SweeneyDawn SweeneyNational Restaurant Association20052007–2019
Katherine HarlessKatherine HarlessIdearc Media20052006–2008
Tiffany OlsonTiffany OlsonRoche20052005–2008
LaVerne CouncilLaVerne CouncilEmerald One20042019
Judy MarksJudy MarksOtis Elevator Company20042017
Claire WattsClaire WattsQVC20042011–2014
Ellen KullmanEllen Kullman

DuPont

Carbon

2004

2009-2015

2019

Patricia WoertzPatricia WoertzArcher Daniels Midland20042009-2014
Ursula BurnsUrsula BurnsXerox20032009-2016
Lynn L. ElsenhansLynn L. ElsenhansSunoco20032008-2012