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Chief Unveils Winners of Its Inaugural The New Era of Leadership Awards, Recognizing the Executive Women and Companies Shaping the Future of Business
[May 15, 2024]

Chief Unveils Winners of Its Inaugural The New Era of Leadership Awards, Recognizing the Executive Women and Companies Shaping the Future of Business


Today, Chief, the largest network of senior executive women, unveiled the winners of its inaugural The New Era of Leadership Awards, recognizing 50 women leaders and 25 companies redefining traditional leadership models and shaping the future of business. To read more about each winner, visit: https://thenewera.chief.com/.

The New Era of Leadership Awards recognize the leaders and companies who embody one or more of these characteristics:

  • Innovative: They are here to disrupt. They take risks to create positive change, by leveraging new technology, launching a new product, or revitalizing legacy brands.
  • Empathetic: They put their people first, because they know that people power their companies. From embracing new ways of working, to committing to DEI, they go beyond standard practices to ensure individuals succeed and feel valued.
  • Creative: They spark cultural moments. They're operating at the intersection of vision and storytelling, launching thought-provoking and industry-leading campaigns, and forging creative partnerships.
  • Purposeful: They're driven by purpose. They use their influence for good, centering their company around a mission that drives positive change.
  • Resilient: They adapt easily. Whether facing a changing industry, a company pivot, or a full-on crisis, they aren't afraid of change and have the guts and smarts to navigate it.

"Executives today are facing a rapidly evolving business landscape that requires them to think and work differently," said Carolyn Childers, Co-Founder and CEO of Chief. "The winners of Chief's The New Era of Leadership Awards represent a dynamic set of executives and companies who are challenging the status quo, creating new standards, and delivering strong business results. They demonstrate the agility, resilience, and creativity required to tackle today's business challenges, while also making meaningful contributions to their communities and industries. We are honored to celebrate their tremendous contributions to shaping the future of business."

The winners were selected by an exemplary panel of judges with extensive experience leading some of the world's most renowned organizations, including Former PepsiCo Chairman and CEO, Indra Nooyi, Bumble CEO, Lidiane Jones, General Catalyst Chairman and Managing Director, Ken Chenault, Kickstarter CEO, Everette Taylor, and Former IBM Chairman and CEO, Ginni Rometty. The judges evaluated each nomination on several factors, including relevance, impact, innovation, and adaptability. The result is a diverse group of 50 executive women and 25 companies defining this new era of leadership.

Executive Winners

Innovative

  • Aicha Evans, CEO, Zoox
  • Anuradha Muralidharan, Chief Operating Officer & Board Member, Expensify
  • Betsy Fore, Co-Founder & Board Member, Natives Rising
  • Colette Kress, Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer, NVIDIA
  • Cynthia Stoddard, Senior Vice President & Chief Information Officer, Adobe
  • Elli Kaplan, CEO & Co-Founder, Neurotrack
  • Jane Yan, Chief Operating Officer & Chief Product Officer, LunaJoy Health
  • Kristen DiCerbo, Chief Learning Officer, Khan Academy
  • Lisa Su, CEO & Chair, Advanced Micro Devices
  • May Habib, CEO & Co-Founder, Writer

Empathetic

  • Christine Deputy, Chief People Officer, Pinterest
  • Danelle McCusker Rees, President, Human Resources and Operations Training, UPS
  • Daria Hall, Executive Vice President, Racial Justice & DEI Group Leader, Fenton Communications
  • Ilene Eskenazi, Chief Human Resources Officer, Chipotle
  • Jill Penrose, Chief People and Company Services Officer, J.M. Smucker
  • Katie Young, Senior Vice President of Store Operations, Starbucks
  • Laura Fuentes, Chief Human Resources Officer, Hilton
  • Tiffany R. Warren, Executive Vice President, Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer, Sony Music Group
  • Toni Thompson, Chief Human Resources Officer, Etsy
  • Tracy Layney, Executive Vice President & Chief Human Resources Officer, Levi Strauss & Co.

Creative

  • Andrea Brimmer, Chief Marketing and PR Officer, Ally Financial
  • Eunice Kim, Chief Product Officer, Netflix
  • Jessica Robertson, Co-Founder & Chief Content Officer, TOGETHXR
  • Julie Cartwright, President, Pvolve
  • Kleona Mack, Chief Marketing Officer, Glossier
  • Kory Marchisotto, Chief Marketing Officer, e.l.f. Beauty
  • Kristie Magee Porcaro, Chief Strategy Officer, Operation Smile
  • Lisa McKnight, Executive Vice President, Chief Brand Officer, Mattel, Inc.
  • Olamide Olowe, CEO & Founder, Topicals
  • Sfia Hernandez, Global Head of Business Marketing, TikTok



Purposeful

  • Anusha Alikhan, Chief Communications Officer, Wikimedia Foundation
  • Cynthia Bissett Germanotta, President & Co-Founder, Born This Way Foundation
  • Deborah Garcia, Chief Development Officer, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières
  • DeNora Getachew, CEO, DoSomething.org
  • Esi Eggleston Bracy, Chief Growth and Marketing Officer, Unilever
  • Kate Ryder, CEO & Founder,Maven Clinic
  • Kate Williams, CEO, 1% for the Planet
  • Rene Jones, Partner & Chief of Social Impact, United Talent Agency
  • Reshma Saujani, CEO & Founder, Moms First
  • Thasunda Brown Duckett, CEO & President, TIAA

Resilient


  • Amber Garrison, Global Brand President, Origins, The Estee Lauder Companies
  • Debbie Dyson, CEO, OneTen
  • Dr. Kade Goepferd, Chief Education Officer & Medical Director of Gender Health Program, Children's Minnesota Hospital
  • Fidji Simo, CEO & Chair, Instacart
  • Jacquelyn Cameron, Chief Revenue Officer, Axios
  • Melissa Fowler, Chief Program Officer, National Abortion Federation
  • Meredith Stiehm, President, Writers Guild of America West
  • Mira Murati, Chief Technology Officer, OpenAI
  • Priscilla Almodovar, CEO, Fannie Mae
  • Winnie Ling, General Counsel & Head of Legal and People, Blend Labs, Inc.

Company Winners

Innovative

Empathetic

Creative

Purposeful

Resilient

Eligible nominees for Chief's The New Era of Leadership Awards were ??senior executive women and organizations in the U.S. across all industries who have exemplified modern leadership while achieving impressive business results in the 2023 calendar year. Chief membership and/or company affiliation with Chief was not required, and there was no cost to apply. For more information on The New Era of Leadership Awards, visit https://thenewera.chief.com/.

About Chief

Chief is the private network executive women rely on to maximize their leadership impact through access to a vetted community of business leaders and valuable insights. Founded in 2019, Chief is the largest community of senior executive women, representing more than 10,000 companies and 77% of the Fortune 100. Chief has been recognized as one of TIME's 100 Most Influential Companies and one of Fast Company's Most Innovative Companies. Learn more at chief.com.


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