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®.

Name Company Year WWW CEO
Amy Shaw Amy Shaw United Healthcare Global 2021 2021
Lily Shen Lily Shen Transfix 2021 2020
Karen S. Lynch Karen S. Lynch CVS Health 2019 2021
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
Jennifer M. Keough
(2014, 2017)
Jennifer M. Keough JND Legal Administration 2014, 2017 2016
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
Christine Heckart Christine Heckart

Xapa World

Scalyr

2010

2021–present

2019–2021

Maureen Ehrenberg Maureen Ehrenberg Blue Skyre IBE Innovating the Built Environment A Colliers Strategic Partner 2010 2020–present
Mary Tuuk Kuras Mary Tuuk Kuras Grand Rapids Symphony 2010 2019
Deborah Gillis Deborah Gillis

The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health | CAMH

Catalyst Workplaces That Work For Women

2010

2018–present

2014-2018

Carolyn Caldwell Carolyn Caldwell

Dignity Health

Desert Care Network | Desert Regional Medical Center

2010

2017–present

2012–2017

Carolynn Brooks Carolynn Brooks KEYS4Empowerment, LLC 2010 2014–present
Patricia Kampling Patricia Kampling Alliant Energy 2010 2012
Deborah Rice-Johnson Deborah Rice Highmark 2009 2021–present
Anne Pramaggiore Anne Pramaggiore Exelon 2009 2018–present
Laura Ipsen Laura Ipsen Ellucian 2009 2017–present
Stacy Brown-Philpot Stacy Brown-Philpot TaskRabbit 2009 2016–2020
Lorna Donatone Lorna Donatone

Sodexo

Sodexo Geographic Regions

Sodexo

Sodexo Schools Worldwide

2009

2016–2020

2015–2019

Lynn Dugle
(2009, 2017)
Lynn Dugle Engility 2009, 2017 2016–2019
Kim Feil
(2009, 2013)
Kim Feil

bizHive.com

KLF Strategic Ventures LLC

2009, 2013

2014–2016

2011–present

Kathleen Mazzarella Kathleen Mazzarella GraybaR 2009 2012–present
Lorrinda Gray-Davis Lorrinda Gray-Davis Next Level Diversity
Consulting LLC
2009 2011–present
Maureen O’Connor Maureen O'Connor ZealCare 2008 2020–present
Barbara Dirks Barbara Dirks PACE Credit Union 2008 2020
Sangeeta Gandhi Shah Sangeeta Gandhi Shah BK Brooks Kushman 2008 2019–present
Deborah Alderson Deborah Alderson

ViaPath Technologies

Sotera Defense Solutions

2008

2018–present

2013–2017

Charisse Lillie Charisse Lillie Charisse R. Lillie CRL Consulting LLC 2008 2017–present
Carine Strom Clark Carine Strom Clark

Banyan

MaritzCX

Allegiance Software Inc.

2008

2017–2019

2014–2016

2013–2014

Heidi Shyu Heidi Shyu Heidi Shyu Inc. 2008 2016
Lynne Doughtie Lynne Doughtie KPMG 2008 2015
Margaret Montana Margaret Montana Shell Midstream Partners 2008 2014–2015
Christine Wallace Christine Wallace Cambium Technologies LLC 2008 2012–2019
Denise Ramos Denise Ramos ITT Inc 2008 2011–2018
Karen Sock Karen Sock Sock Enterprises Inc. 2008 2008
Gretchen McClain Gretchen McClain Huber 2007 2022–present
Peggy Johnson Peggy Johnson Magic Leap 2007 2020–present
Charlene Wheeless Charlene Wheeless Charlene Wheeless 2007 2020–present
Hala Moddelmog Hala Moddelmog

The Woodruff Arts Center

Metro Atlanta Chamber

Catalytic Venture, LLC

2007

2020–present

2014–2020

2009–2010

Kerry Carter Kerry Carter American Expediting 2007 2020
Tracey Gray-Walker Tracey Gray-Walker

AVMA PLIT Protecting you through it all

Dialogue Consulting
Group LLC

2007

2019–present

2017–present

Eleanor Tabi
Haller-Jorden
Eleanor Haller-Jorden

The Langer
Mindfulness Institute
(Harvard), Europe

The Paradigm
Forum GmbH

2007

2019–present

2013–present

Julie Fream Julie Fream Original Equipment Suppliers Association 2007 2013
Lisa DeBois Lisa DeBois

1 Main Street Capital

GrowthFunding

2007

2013–2016

2012–2013

Lin Cummins Lin Cummins Lin Cummins Connections 2007 2012
Teresa Taylor
(2007, 2010)
Teresa Taylor Blue Valley Advisors LLC 2007, 2010 2011–present
Mary Delaney Mary Delaney

PROFiLSOFT e-recruitment solutions

Luceo Solutions LLC
(prev. PROFILSOFT)

2007

2011–2016

2011–2014

Ellen Costello Ellen Costello BMO Financial Group 2007 2011–2013
Beth Mooney Beth Mooney Key Bank 2007 2011
Cassandra Chandler Cassandra Chandler Vigeo Alliance 2006 2019
Lois Cooper Lois Cooper

Lois M. Cooper

Human Capital Solutions

2006

2018

2015–2018

Helena Foulkes Helena Foulkes Hudson’s Bay Company 2006 2018–2020
Julie Gilbert Julie Gilbert

The Julie Gilbert Group

PreciouStatus Your Lifeline To Moments That Matter

Wolf Means Business

2006

2018–2020

2010–2018

2009–2016

Donnalee DeMaio Donnalee DeMaio

American International Group

United Guaranty

2006

2018–2019

2012–2017

Laurie Burns Laurie Burns LBB Growth Partners 2006 2017
Michelle VanDyke Michelle VanDyke Heart of West Michigan United Way 2006 2016
Cynthia Hardy Young Cynthia Hardy Young Pivot Global Partners Ignite Transform Succeed 2006 2014
Pam Gardner Pam Gardner Your Mind at Work 2006 2013
Mary Howell Mary Howell Howell Strategy Group 2006 2010
Catherine King Catherine King

Hudson
(UK, Ireland & Middle East)

Adecco

2006

2010–2011

2008–2009

Julie Fasone Holder Julie Fasone Holder JFH Insights Management Advising 2006 2009
Mary Jane Hellyar Mary Jane Hellyar TechnoCorp Energy OLED 2006 2009–2010
Maria Coyne Maria Coyne United Church of Christ Cornerstone Fund 2005 2021
Marise Kumar Marise Fernandes Kumar Vistage 2005 2021
Michele Buck Michele Buck Hershey's 2005 2017
Sandra Hanington Sandra Hanington Royal Canadian Mint 2005 2015–2018
Marilyn Tavenner Marilyn Tavenner America’s Health Insurance Plans 2005 2015–2018
Linda Hudson
(2005, 2008)
Linda Hudson

The Cardea Group

BAE Systems

2005, 2008

2014–2020

2009–2014

Marillyn Hewson Marillyn Hewson Lockheed Martin 2005 2013
Pamela Miller Esq. Pamela Miller Summit Global
Strategies, Ltd.
2005 2012
Karel Czanderna Karel Czanderna Flexsteel 2005 2012–2018
Margaret McGlynn Margaret McGlynn International AIDS Vaccine Initiative 2005 2011–2015
Maritza Gomez Montiel Maritza Gomez Montiel Deloitte 2005 2011–2013
Ana Mollinedo Mims Ana Mollinedo Mims Ana Mims 2005 2010
Launi Skinner Launi Skinner First West Credit Union 2005 2010
Jean Blackwell Jean Blackwell Cummins 2005 2008–2013
Ilene H. Lang Ilene H. Lang Catalyst Workplaces That Work For Women 2005 2008-2013
Dawn Sweeney Dawn Sweeney National Restaurant Association 2005 2007–2019
Katherine Harless Katherine Harless Idearc Media 2005 2006–2008
Tiffany Olson Tiffany Olson Roche 2005 2005–2008
LaVerne Council LaVerne Council Emerald One 2004 2019
Ellen Kullman Ellen Kullman

Carbon

DuPont

2004

2019

2009-2015

Judy Marks Judy Marks Otis Elevator Company 2004 2017
Claire Watts Claire Watts QVC 2004 2011–2014
Ursula Burns Ursula Burns Xerox 2003 2009-2016
Patricia Woertz Patricia Woertz Archer Daniels Midland 2004 2009-2014
Lynn L. Elsenhans Lynn L. Elsenhans Sunoco 2003 2008-2012

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