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
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
Kerry Carter Kerry Carter American Expediting 2007 2020
Julie Fream Julie Fream Original Equipment Suppliers Association 2007 2013
Lin Cummins Lin Cummins Lin Cummins Connections 2007 2012
Lisa DeBois Lisa DeBois


1 Main Street Capital




Mary Delaney Mary Delaney

Luceo Solutions LLC

PROFiLSOFT e-recruitment solutions




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
Helena Foulkes Helena Foulkes Hudson’s Bay Company 2006 2018–2020
Laurie Burns Laurie Burns LBB Growth Partners 2006 2017
Michelle VanDyke Michelle VanDyke Heart of West Michigan United Way 2006 2016
Lois Cooper Lois Cooper

Human Capital Solutions

Lois M. Cooper




Cynthia Hardy Young Cynthia Hardy Young Pivot Global Partners Ignite Transform Succeed 2006 2014
Pam Gardner Pam Gardner

Your Mind at Work

2006 2013
Donnalee DeMaio Donnalee DeMaio

United Guaranty

American International Group




Mary Howell Mary Howell

Howell Strategy Group

2006 2010
Julie Fasone Holder Julie Fasone Holder JFH Insights Management Advising 2006 2009
Julie Gilbert Julie Gilbert

Wolf Means Business

PreciouStatus Your Lifeline To Moments That Matter

The Julie Gilbert Group





Mary Jane Hellyar Mary Jane Hellyar

TechnoCorp Energy OLED

2006 2009–2010
Catherine King Catherine King


(UK, Ireland & Middle East)




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
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
Linda Hudson Linda Hudson

BAE Systems

The Cardea Group




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
Judy Marks Judy Marks Otis Elevator Company 2004 2017
Claire Watts Claire Watts QVC 2004 2011–2014
Ellen Kullman Ellen Kullman






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

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