Diversity MBA Media Announces: Top 100 Women of Influence

Top 100 Women of Influence

Diversity MBA Media Announces:
Top 100 Women of Influence

Creating impact for change

CHICAGO, IL – Diversity Media, a national organization integrating diversity and inclusion with talent management, announces its new publication, Top 100 MagazineThe Top 100 Magazine was created as a platform to continue to acknowledge the achievements of previous Top 100 Honorees during the past decade and beyond.  We are pleased to announce the inaugural issue Top 100 Women of Influence. This issue celebrates previous Top 100 female honorees for their continued contributions in corporations, education, consulting, non-profit and entrepreneurial sectors.

“We have achieved a significant milestone publishing our fourth publication, Top 100 Magazine, recognizing and celebrating professionals across disciplines and industries for their continued commitment to excellence.  We extend this honor to this elite group of world-changing women”, says Pam McElvane, CEO, Diversity MBA Media.

Our selection process included: – These leaders were carefully selected from the over thirteen years of historical Top 100 under 50 honorees. After a process which included comparing growth and impact, this list was compiled from a pool of over 700 women previously recognized.

Below is the list of honorees that will also be featured in Diversity MBA’s inaugural issue of the Top 100 Magazine, Top 100 Women of Influence issue. The issue is scheduled to be distributed this summer to 1.9 million readers on multiple platforms. 

Due to COVID-19, this year’s National Business Leaders Conference & Awards Gala will be held virtually on September 17th-18th, 2020.  Information regarding registration will be shared on the Diversity MBA website: www.diversitymbamagazine.com

Diversity MBA Media publishes DiversityMBA Magazine, Diversity Business Review (DBR), Top 100 Magazine, and Diversity MBA Digital; white papers, research and blogs. Our publications reach more than 1.9 million worldwide, print and online.  For more information, visit www.diversitymbamagazine.com.


Angela Roseboro

Chief Diversity Officer

Riot Games

Angela Schema

Vice President, Advertising and Sponsorships

Lincoln Financial Group

Ann Marie Wright

Chief Operating Officer, NA Commercial Bank

BMO Harris Bank

Bridget Hurd 

Senior Director, Diversity & Inclusion

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan

Brittain Bandura

Head of Talent Management, North America 

Zurich North America

Caroline Tsai

Chief Legal Officer & Corporate Secretary

Western Union

Cheryl Pearson-McNeil

Senior Vice President & U.S. Strategic Community Alliances and Consumer Engagement


Chloe Barzey Donaldson

Managing Director


Cindi Evans

Regional Sales Vice President


Cindy M. Sanborn

Chief Transportation Officer


Connie Lindsey

Head of Corporate Social Responsibility and Global Diversity & Inclusion

Northern Trust Co.

Courtney Spitz



Cristina Jimenez 

Chief Investment Officer & Global Head of Investor Relations 

CIFI Asset Management

Cynthia Bowman

Human Resources Executive, Chief Diversity & Inclusion and Talent Acquisition Officer

Bank of America

Dr. Danielle Robinson

Director, Alcohol Policy & Reputation Management


Dee Robinson Evans


Robinson Hill, Inc 

Deepti Arora 

Chief Quality Officer, Executive Vice President


Deniqua Crichlow


Cisco Systems

Denise L. Godreau

Chief Brand & innovation Officer

Holiday Inn Club Vacation

Denise Russell Simmons

Vice President – IT


Dhivya Suryadevara

Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer 

General Motors

Diana Escoda

Research & Development Innovation Vice President

The Clorox Company

Donna Dorsey

Senior Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer

Navistar Inc.

Dorri C. McWhorter


YMCA Metropolitan Chicago

Elaine Lalanne

Instrument Engineer IV


Elif Sagsen-Ercel

EVP, Chief Strategy & Transformation Officer/Board of Directors

RR Donnelly 

Esperanza Segarra

General Counsel

Darrow Everett LLP

Fiona Carter

Chief Brand & Communications Officer


Fiona Tan

Senior Vice President, Engineering

Walmart Labs

Ina Owens

VP, Office of Grants and Program Development

Advocate Aurora Health

Jenn Sim

Vice President & Deputy General Counsel

VF Corporation 

Jennifer Bonilla 

Former CEO; Graduate Faculty

Arizona State University

Jessica S. Lochmann


Foley & Lardner LLC

Joan Kennedy

Vice President, Consumer Health Engagement


Johara Farhadieh

Executive Director & Chief investment Officer

Illinois State Board of Investments

Julie Hutcheson Stoss

Vice President, Government Relations

Kaiser Permanente 

Karen Caldwell Flemming

Chief Financial Officer

REO Nonprofit

Kathryn Zhao

Global Head of Electronic Trading

Cantor Fitzgerald Financial

Kathy Sterio

CMO & GM, Consumer Product Management

GE Lighting

Katya Le Blanc

Human Factors Scientist

Idaho National Laboratory

Kimberly Waller

Practice Leader Diversity Solutions Network

Willis Towers Watson

Dr. Kinneil Coltman

SVP, Community & Public Affairs

Atrium Health

Lakecia Gunter

Vice President, Programmable Solutions Group

Intel Corporation

Laura Marquez

Global Lead for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Policy


Linda Hou


American Chrome Co.

Lisette Martinez

Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer

Yale New Haven Health

Dr. Manika Turnbull

Divisional Senior Vice President & Chief Diversity Officer

Health Care Service Corporation

Margaret Zanel


Zanel Advisory Group, Inc

Maria Medrano 

Vice President & Chief Diversity Officer


Dr. Mary Chatman

Executive Vice President & President Kennestone and Windy Hill Hospital

WellStar Health System

Dr. Mary Donohue


Donohue Learning Solutions

Meeta Huggins

Chief Diversity Officer

Ford Motor Company

Mei-Ann Chen

Musical Conductor & Director Chicago Sinfonietta

Melissa Donaldson

Senior Vice President & Chief Diversity Officer

Wintrust Bank

Mellody Hobson

Co-CEO & President

Ariel Investments

Melonie R. Jackson

Vice President, Human Resources

UPMC (Hamot, Northwest, Chautauqua & Kane)

Michele Meyer Shipp

Chief Diversity Officer


Michelle Kumbier

Chief Operations Officer

Harley-Davidson Motor Company

Michelle Brown

Vice President, Finance & CFO

United Airlines

Michelle J. Gaskill-Hames

Senior Vice President, Hospital and Health Plan Operations

Kaiser Permanente, Northern California

Michelle Peak

Head of Labor Relations

LSG Sky Chefs

Michelle Speller Thurman

Division Counsel, Licensing


Monica Pool Knox

Head of Global Talent Optimization (Talent Management)

Microsoft Corporation

Nadine Vogel


Springboard Consulting

Dr. Namita Ahuja 

Senior Medical Director-Medicare

UPMC Health Plan

Natasha Miller Williams

Head of Diversity & Inclusion

Ferrara Candy Company

Nichole Husband

Vice President & Senior Employment Counsel

Warner Brothers Entertainment

Nikki Nissen

Chief Nursing Officer

Novant Health

Octavia Matthews

Director of Strategic Partnerships, Facilities 


Oi Eng Crandus

Chief Financial Officer

Chicago Lawyer’s Committee for Civil Rights

Olga Camargo


FARO & Associates 

Omorlie Harris

Vice President, Treasurer

VF Corporation

Dr. Opella Ernest

Sr Vice President Chief Clinical Officer &

Health Care Service Corporation

Paola Gonzalez

Vice President, Treasurer, Investment Relations & Real Estate

The Clorox Company

Patricia Delgadillo

Senior Vice President, Administration & CFO

Envoy Air (American Airlines Group)

Poonam Gupta Krishnan

IKYA Enterprises 

Prathiba Rajashekhar

Senior Vice President – Private Brands & Sourcing

Sam’s Club

Priscilla Tuan

Senior Vice President, Marketing

Sovos Brands

Rachna Luthra

Director, Communications

McDonalds Corporation

Dr. Ray Feaster

NHICS Medical Director

Novant Health

Rebecca Lupfer

Vice President, Center Store & Grocery

Giant Stores, LLC

Rebecca X. Vargas

President & CEO

Mexico Leaders Network

Rita Johnson-Greene

US Head of Commercial Operations

Spark Therapeutics, Inc

Ruchika Singhal

Vice President, Global Health & Labs


Ruth Ann Paige

Director, Service OSC and IVR Systems

Horizon BCBS, NJ

Sarito Rao

Senior Vice President Business Marketing, Analytics & Alliances  


Shuchi Sharma

Global Vice President and Lead of Gender Intelligence


Seong Ohm


Dairy Farm Group

Sharon Rossi


Food Science Corporation

Sherrin Ross Ingram


International Center for Strategic Planning

Shilpa Banerjee

Senior Vice President, Business Exec-Technology 

Bank of America

Smita Pillai

Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer


Sonali Goel

Managing Directors

JP Morgan Chase

Susan Bostrom

Board of Directors, Chair Non and Gov Committee

ServiceNow- The Enterprise IT Cloud Company

Tamika Curry Smith

Vice President of Global Diversity & Inclusion


Dr. Tanya Dansky

Physician Executive

Independent Consultant

Titi Cole

Executive Vice President, Head of Operations

Wells Fargo

Toni Carter

Inclusion & Diversity Strategy Director

Idaho National Laboratory 

Tracey Walker

Vice President, Director Government Affairs, Diversity


Tracy Parris-Benjamin


Horizon BCBS, NJ

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