Linkage Announces 2022 Recipients of the Women in Leadership Executive Impact Award

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Date: August 22, 2022

Linkage Announces 2022 Recipients of the Women in Leadership Executive Impact Award

Alison Braman of Hilti North America, Kay Fernandez of Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc., Amelia Hardy of Best Buy, Carrie Jones-Barber of Dawn Foods and Dena LaMar of Advance Auto Parts

BOSTON, Mass: Each year, Linkage, a leading provider of strategic leadership development solutions, presents the Women in Leadership Executive Impact Award to executives who have demonstrated a commitment to the advancement of women leaders at their organizations, and who have ignited lasting and impactful change for women through their leadership.

We are thrilled to announce the Women in Leadership Executive Impact Award Recipients for 2022:

  • Alison Braman, Senior Vice President, Human Resources, Hilti North America 
  • Kay Fernandez, Deputy Head, Global DX Branding, Senior Vice President, Marketing, Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. 
  • Amelia Hardy, Chief Inclusion and Diversity Officer, Senior Vice President, Best Buy 
  • Carrie Jones-Barber, Chief Executive Officer, Dawn Foods 
  • Dena LaMar, Chief Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer, Advance Auto Parts


“These leaders are innovative, transformational and trailblazing,” said Katharine Panessidi, AVP of the Advancing Women Leaders Practice Area and Director of the Women in Leadership Institute. “They work to create seats at the table for women and lift others as they climb. They are changing the game for women in the workplace and leading paths to a more inclusive world. And, they all see a future where women thrive at the highest levels.”  

The recipients will be honored at Linkage’s Women in Leadership Institute™, which will be available 100% virtually and in-person in Orlando, Florida, this November 1-4, 2020. 

“These exceptional leaders inspire all of us to new heights, and I am excited to bring their insights to the thousands of women leaders who will join us for the Institute this fall,” said Panessidi. “There is so much we can learn from these executives and we are proud to recognize their accomplishments.”

About Linkage: Linkage is a global leadership development firm committed to advancing women and accelerating inclusion in leaders and organizations. For more than 30 years, Linkage has been changing the face of leadership by impacting organizational effectiveness and equity. Through our work with more than one million leaders, we continue to evolve our unique datasets, insights and innovative products to create comprehensive solutions—empowering top organizations to solve their most pressing talent challenges.