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Announcing the Winners of our 2018 Women in Leadership Executive Impact Award

July 18, 2018 Kristen Howe

One of the things that I love about my role here at Linkage is the people with whom I interact every day—I’m constantly inspired by stories of change, fresh insights and the opportunity to learn from remarkable leaders who are living out their passion. These are just a few of the many reasons that I’ve come to enjoy the annual selection process for Linkage’s Women in Leadership Executive Impact Award.

This year, after careful review and (sometimes spirited!) debate, our committee selected four leaders, each of whom have demonstrated a deep commitment to advancing women leaders, and have accelerated the growth of women in their organization and community.

This year’s recipients have created a remarkable legacy that has had a profound impact on others around them. Heartfelt nominations featuring stories of personal and professional transformation and words like trailblazer, outspoken advocate, one-of-a-kind leader, and diversity champion were used to describe them. Each of them have made it their mission to drive change in their organization and make every day better for the people around them.

Without further ado, the 2018 recipients are:

  • Maureen MacInnis, SVP, Chief Human Resources Officer and Communications, Dentsply Sirona
  • Millie Marshall, President, Toyota Motor Manufacturing Indiana (TMMI), Toyota
  • Christina Hause, Chief Sales Officer & VP Marketing, Sales & Business Development for Commercial, Medicare, and Medicaid Markets, Kaiser Permanente
  • Ella Kazerooni, Professor of Radiology, Professor of Internal Medicine, Associate Chair for Clinical Affairs, Director Cardiothoracic Radiology, Service Chief Diagnostic Radiology, UMich – Michigan Medicine

The award recipients will participate in a panel to share their leadership stories at our Women in Leadership Institute on November 14, 2018 in Phoenix, AZ. The panel will be moderated by Institute co-chair and Wall Street Veteran Carla Harris.

Join us and over 800 women leaders to hear our recipients share their insights. It may just inspire you to take the next step in your career and become a one-of-a-kind leader. I hope to see you there!


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Women in Leadership Institute

NOV. 13–16, 2023 | Orlando, Florida, or Virtual
A 4-day immersive learning experience designed to equip women leaders with actionable strategies to overcome the hurdles women often face in the workplace.

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