Women in Leadership
Executive Impact Award
Congratulations to the 2020 Winners of the Women in Leadership Executive Impact Award
Linkage’s Women in Leadership Executive Impact Award recognizes executives who have demonstrated a deep commitment to the advancement of women leaders at their organizations, and who have ignited lasting and impactful change for women through their leadership.
Ekpedeme (Pamay) M. Bassey, Chief Learning Officer, The Kraft Heinz Company
Paige Olson, Deputy Chief Counsel, The Walt Disney Studios
Sherlaender (Lani) Phillips, Vice President of Channel Sales, US One Commercial Partner, Microsoft
Courtney Gentleman Schill, SVP & Chief Marketing Officer, Payment Solutions, Synchrony
In 2020, the commitment to advance women leaders is more critical than ever. Gender-diverse and inclusive organizations achieve better business outcomes, and as organizations strive to meet the challenges posed by this unprecedented health and economic crisis, growing and supporting women leaders becomes an even more important business imperative. This year, the Women in Leadership Executive Impact Award recognizes these four leaders who have recommitted to their work to advance women leaders at all levels.
These leaders are innovators and change-makers who are committed to developing and implementing new approaches to achieving gender parity within their organizations, and beyond. They work to advance and support women leaders at all levels in meaningful ways. And, their personal stories are inspirational case studies of what it takes to achieve results and make an impact.
The 2020 recipients will be recognized at Linkage’s Women in Leadership Institute™ (WIL) and were selected from hundreds of nominations and represent the best of the best in personal and professional commitment to the advancement of women leaders and excellence in leadership.
- Nominees must be currently employed in a full-time, executive leadership position at a public, private, not-for-profit, or government organization.
- Executives can nominate themselves or may be nominated by a third party
Carla Harris on the Executive Impact Award
Previous recipients of the Women in Leadership Executive Impact Award
Corinne Mescher, Vice President Marketing, Global Brand Strategy at MGA Entertainment, brings her commitment to the advancement of women leaders to life through her team and her work to develop products which empower young girls through STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and math).
Barbara Turner, President and Chief Operating Officer of Ohio National Financial Services, the first woman and person of color to hold the position of president since the organization’s founding in 1909, and a true champion for the advancement of women leaders at her organization and in her community.
Nancy R. Corcoran-Davidoff, Executive Vice President, Chief Experience & Human Resources Officer at Hackensack Meridian Health, a dedicated trailblazer who leads through example by leading efforts to advance and support women at her organization, and beyond.
Maureen MacInnis, SVP, Chief Human Resources Officer, Dentsply Sirona, for her work to foster a mindset and environment of inclusion.
Millie Marshall, President of Toyota Motor Manufacturing Indiana, who creates meaningful mentorship opportunities to foster a sense of personal and professional pride for mentee and mentor alike.
Christina Hause, Chief Sales Officer & VP Marketing, Sales & Business Development for Commercial, Medicare, and Medicaid Markets, Kaiser Permanente, who is committed to creating new opportunities, encouraging mentors and sponsors, and inspiring others to aim high through networking and relationship-building opportunities.
Ella Kazerooni, Professor of Radiology, Professor of Internal Medicine, Associate Chair for Clinical Affairs, Director Cardiothoracic Radiology, Service Chief Diagnostic Radiology, UMich – Michigan Medicine.
Jim Sterbenz, Senior Vice President Sales – US Retail, Campbell’s Soup Company
Michelle Oroschakoff, Chief Legal and Risk Officer, LPL Financial
Michelle Webb, Executive Director, Employee Experience, TEKsystems
Jana Barbe Cohen, Partner and former Global Vice Chair, Dentons
Jeannine Rivet, Executive Vice President, United Healthcare
Jayne Parker, Chief Diversity Officer, Disney
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