The Professional BusinessWomen of California Are Pleased to Announce the Industry Leader Awards.
In accordance with this year’s theme Connect. Innovate. Inspire., this honor is given to both emerging leaders and established senior executives who have demonstrated excellence connecting, mentoring and advancing women; who have lead ground-breaking and industry-changing innovation; or who have provided unique and unparalleled inspiration to their companies or their community at large. PBWC is pleased to announce this year’s recipients:
Marie Andel - Chief Administrative Officer, AAA Insurance
Under Marie’s leadership, employee wellness programs have been created at AAA Insurance to support total health - from on-site exercise programs to nutritional listings of food in the cafeteria, work-life balance, and financial health seminars. She sits on the company’s Diversity Council and is passionate about community service. She is also known for her support of mentoring and advancing women within the organization. Her creative drive, innovation and courage provide a unique inspiration to employees and the company.
Cathy Campbell - Managing Director, Diversity & Inclusion, Charles Schwab
As Managing Director, Cathy integrates diversity and inclusion best practices within leadership and employee development, workforce planning, talent pipeline development, and Employee Resource Group programs. Cathy continually supports internal and external programs that connect, mentor and advance women and diverse communities. She personally continues to serve diverse communities and further the principles of diversity and inclusion as a member of the Board of Directors for The Friends of the San Francisco Commission on the Status of Women and as Chairperson of the Northern California Industry Liaison Group.
Tammy Cyphert - Vice President, Intel Architecture Group; General Manager, PC Client Group Operations
Tammy is a very passionate advocate for women at Intel and is dedicated to connecting, mentoring and helping women advance. Her reach spans from entry level to senior women both in the US and abroad. She is a member of iNEW (Intel Network of Executive Women) where is 1 of 30 executive sponsor focused on developing more women leaders in the corporation. She is also the site co-chair of the Women at Intel Network (WIN) employee group in Folsom, CA. She launched a program to support and develop a group of technical women in Intel's Sales and Marketing organization which traditionally has a smaller community of employees in technical roles. She also organizes networking and development events to bring together women from around the world at Intel's annual International Sales and Marketing Conference. As Tammy travels around the world for her business, she always takes time to meet with women at each site for mentoring, leadership and development; and serves as a voice back to Intel's Global Women's Initiative Manager on the aspirations, opportunities and potential challenges of Intel women in other geographies.
Ana Corrales - Vice President of Global Planning & Fulfillment, Cisco Systems
Ana has been fortunate to be surrounded by mentors, advisors, sponsors, and role models that have helped shape her career. She now feels the need to give back and provide the same opportunities to the next generation of female leaders. She inspires women to aspire to great things - to think outside the box about the kind of women they want to be, provide connections as a means to expand their professional networks, and to spark their imagination to the paths they can take through ongoing mentorship. Ana believes that it is important to promote visibility, form critical connections, and provide opportunities for women to stretch their skills. Together, we can make a difference, but it starts with us.
Tracy Curtis - Senior Vice President, Wells Fargo
Tracy Curtis has been a mentor to many women and has helped them flourish in their careers during her 24 years at Wells Fargo. She does this by teaching young women that they can do anything they set their minds to - and that they should not let anyone tell them differently. Tracy’s belief is that women are different, and many of us have a different leadership and management style that can be more inclusive, more collaborative, and is still strong and focused.
Cheryl Jennings - Anchor, ABC7 News
Emmy award winner, Cheryl Jennings is weekday Co-Anchor of ABC 7 News at 11:00 a.m. and Co-Anchor of ABC 7 News at 5:00 p.m. Cheryl files special assignment news reports and is the host of the Emmy award winning community affairs program, Beyond the Headlines. Cheryl joined ABC 7 in 1979 as a General Assignment Reporter and became the weekend news Anchor in 1986. In 1988, she was promoted to weekday anchor. Cheryl is a pioneer in reporting on children’s issues, women’s rights and domestic violence and has been recognized locally and nationally for her active involvement.
Bridget Van Kralingen - Senior Vice President, IBM Global Business Services
Bridget has worldwide responsibility for Global Business Services (GBS). She is
responsible for strategy, execution and business results of IBM’s consulting, systems
integration and application services business across more than 170 countries. In 2011,
Bridget was named to Fortune’s “50 Most Powerful Women in Business” list. She was
named by Euromoney as one of the 100 most influential people in Finance in 2005 and
one of Consulting Magazine’s Top 25 Consultants for 2006.
Loren Mahon - Vice President, Global Finance Systems, Oracle
As an executive board member of OWL, Oracle’s Women’s Leadership initiative, Loren
Mahon has met and connected women at Oracle with others across the globe. She
participates in a local OWL community and supports ‘Pay It Forward’ programs that
encourage giving and volunteering in our local area. She supports young women in the
community through Girl Scouts, the Boys and Girls Clubs, and the PBWC Young
Women’s Program and Scholarship Committee.
Jennifer Millier - Vice President, Management & Solutions Development Unit, HP Storage, Hewlett-Packard
Jennifer is a passionate supporter of women of all ages to push through boundaries – perceived or real – to accomplish things they didn’t think they could. Her mentors helped her to accomplish her goals and she now feels responsible to pay back their investment by helping to connect and advance women. Jennifer believes that every interaction is an opportunity to learn and help someone along the way. We need more people out evangelizing, mentoring and connecting women together. In doing this we can change the world for the better!
Fong Wan - Senior Vice President, Energy Procurement, PG&E
Fong Wan is dedicated to advancing women into leadership roles and supports a diverse and inclusive workforce by actively mentoring women throughout their careers. His organization has a solid succession plan in place and ensures there are opportunities for women who are skilled, committed and interested in advancing into important leadership roles. He spends time discussing development areas, helps to identify the right opportunities, and provides a work environment that promotes a balance of their personal and professional lives. Fong is personally committed to doing what it takes to strengthen the presence of women in leadership roles within his own organization as well helping them find the right leadership opportunities throughout PG&E.
Kimberly Curtin Sentovich - Senior Vice President, Pacific Division, Walmart
Under Kimberly’s leadership, Walmart’s Pacific Division charitable contributions totaled more than $55 million in 2010. Kim serves on the Walmart Foundation’s California State Giving Council, where she focuses efforts to fund much needed community programs. She serves on the Orange County Board for Girls, Inc., Homeboys Industries and Dress for Success boards, and participates in the President’s Global Council of Women Leaders. She also served on the boards of LINC Housing Corporation; National Center for Missing and Exploited Children; and Glass Slipper Guild at the Orange County Children’s Hospital.