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®.

Name Company Year WWW CEO
Karen S. Lynch Karen S. Lynch CVS Health 2019 2021
Jennifer M. Keough
(2014, 2017)
Jennifer M. Keough JND Legal Administration 2014, 2017 2016
Lori Singleton Lori Singleton Arizona Forward Established 1969 2016 2017
Rachel Taylor Rachel Taylor Nubix 2016 2017
Alex Johnston Alex Johnston 360 Concussion Care 2015 2020
Stacey D. Stewart Stacey D. Stewart March of Dimes 2015 2016
Frances Allen Frances Allen Checkers Rally’s 2014 2020
Maggie Chan Jones Maggie Chan Jones Tenshey 2014 2017
Dr. Rhonda Medows Dr. Rhonda Medows Ayin Health Solutions 2013 2018
Jennifer Sherman Jennifer Sherman Federal Signal 2013 2016
Rita Johnson-Mills Rita Johnson-Mills Nightingale Partners 2011 2020–2021
Joyce Aiko McCulloch Joyce Aiko McCulloch

Ai Inclusion

2011 2019
Carrie Young Carrie Young Unravel My Travels Relax We've Got Your Plans 2011 2019
Sharon Rossi Sharon Rossi FoodScience Corporation 2011 2017
Mary T. Barra Mary T. Barra General Motors 2011 2013
Kathleen Gibson Kathleen Gibson Southwestern Medical Foundation 2011 2012
Mary Tuuk Kuras Mary Tuuk Kuras Grand Rapids Symphony 2010 2019
Deborah Gillis Deborah Gillis Catalyst Workplaces That Work For Women 2010 2014-2018
Patricia Kampling Patricia Kampling Alliant Energy 2010 2012
Stacy Brown-Philpot Stacy Brown-Philpot TaskRabbit 2009 2016–2020
Heidi Shyu Heidi Shyu

Heidi Shyu Inc.

2008 2016
Lynne Doughtie Lynne Doughtie KPMG 2008 2015
Karen Sock Karen Sock

Sock Enterprises Inc.

2008 2008
Beth Mooney Beth Mooney Key Bank 2007 2011
Helena Foulkes Helena Foulkes Hudson’s Bay Company 2006 2018–2020
Cynthia Hardy Young Cynthia Hardy Young Pivot Global Partners Ignite Transform Succeed 2006 2014
Michele Buck Michele Buck Hershey's 2005 2017
Ilene H. Lang Ilene H. Lang Catalyst Workplaces That Work For Women 2005 2008-2013
Marillyn Hewson Marillyn Hewson Lockheed Martin 2005 2013
Judy Marks Judy Marks Otis Elevator Company 2004 2017
Ellen Kullman Ellen Kullman DuPont 2004 2009-2015
Patricia Woertz Patricia Woertz Archer Daniels Midland 2004 2009-2014
Ursula Burns Ursula Burns Xerox 2003 2009-2016
Lynn L. Elsenhans Lynn L. Elsenhans Sunoco 2003 2008-2012

Woman Worth Watching® in Leadership Award Information

Women Worth Watching® in STEM Award Information