From Women Worth Watching to CEO
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. Here are some of their stories:
Mary Barra – General Motors – 2011
Patricia Kampling – Alliant Energy – 2010
Kathleen Mazzarella – Graybar Electric – 2009
Denise Ramos – ITT – 2008
Beth Mooney – KeyCorp – 2007
Marilyn Hewson – Lockheed Martin – 2005
Patricia Woertz – Archer Daniels Midland – 2004
Ursula Burns – Xerox – 2003
Ellen Kullman – Dupont – 2003
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. Nine of our award winners have already taken their corporation’s top seat; we believe there will be many, many more.
Click on the photos above to see how these nine “future” CEOs described leadership and success. Then, nominate the Woman Worth Watching in your organization.