Inaugural Great Place to Work® For All Leadership Awards

Inaugural Great Place to Work® For All Leadership Awards Honor Top Women Leaders

March 8, 2018 (San Francisco) – Last night, on the eve of the 107th International Women’s Day, Great Place to Work announced its inaugural Great Place to Work® For AllTM Leadership Awards at a gala dinner at the Four Seasons San Francisco The honorees—women leaders from companies on the FORTUNE 100 Best Companies to Work For and Best Workplaces for Women--were chosen by senior leadership at their companies for a being the leader who has consistently played a critical role in helping their organization deliver on strategic growth and business goals by creating a high-trust culture that is a great place to work for every employee. The 77 Great Place to Work For All Awards recognize these leaders’ contributions to their businesses and fully live their companies’ values in the service to their customers, employees, and stakeholders.

The awards dinner kicked off the 15th Annual Great Place to Work® For All Summit™, March 7-9 in San Francisco.

In making today’s announcement, Great Place to Work CEO, Michael C. Bush said, “We are excited to celebrate the achievements of some of the top women leaders at America’s greatest companies. The companies on the FORTUNE 100 Best Companies to Work For and Best Workplaces for Women are leading the conversation in workplace equality and are demonstrating to corporate America how to become more diverse, more innovative, and great places to work for all.”

“The inaugural awards ceremony is part of Great Place to Work’s challenge to inspire every employer and company to become a great workplace for every one of its employees. This maximizes revenue, profit and growth. We are committed to accelerating the maximization of all human potential that is currently underrepresented and disengaged across workplaces, with our first milestone of closing the work experience gap between women and men by 2020,” Bush said.

In alphabetical order by company name, the honorees are:

  • Mary Curtin, Senior Vice President, Administration
    4imprint, Inc
  • Jennifer Oneal, Studio Head, Vicarious Visions
    Activision Blizzard, Inc.
  • Ellyn Shook, Chief Human Resources Officer
  • Donna Morris, Executive Vice President of Customer and Employee Experience
    Adobe Systems
  • Brenda Mullins, Vice President, Chief People Officer, Human Resources
    Aflac, Inc.
  • Melisa Miller, Executive Vice President & President of card services business
    Alliance Data Systems
  • Julia Gutz Moller, Assistant Vice President, U.S. Marketing
    Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America
  • Cathy Benton, Chief Human Resources Officer
    Alston & Bird LLP
  • Monica Singh, Vice President/General Manager, Sales & Marketing
    American Express
  • Jeanette Rice, President and Chief Operating Officer
    American Fidelity Assurance Company
  • Lori Lee, Chief Executive Officer, AT&T International and Global Marketing
  • Nikki Sumpter, SVP & Chief Human Resources Officer
    Atlantic Health System
  • Leslie Dixon, Chief Human Resources Officer
  • Christy Tosh Crider, Shareholder, Chair of Women’s Initiative and Health Care Litigation Group, Head of Long Term Care Group
    Baker Donelson
  • Mary Lou Burke Alfonso, Chief Operating Officer, North America Center Operations
    Bright Horizons Family Solutions
  • Arvetta Powell, Director of Diversity & Associate Experience
  • Melissa Wood, Senior Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer
    Burns & McDonnell
  • Tina Jones, Senior Vice President, Global Human Resources
  • Kristy Simonette, Senior Vice President of Strategic Services / Chief Information Officer
    Camden Property Trust
  • Corey Haire, Vice President, East Coast Division
  • Francine Katsoudas, Senior Vice President and Chief People Officer
  • Debra Punke, Senior Vice President of Human Capital
    Concord Hospitality Enterprises Company
  • Kathy Kantzer, Vice President, Loan Servicing
    Credit Acceptance Corporation
  • Wendy Cama, Audit Partner
    Crowe Horwath LLP
  • Debra Buck, Regional Vice President
    CWS Apartment Homes LLC
  • Teresa Briggs, West Region Managing Partner; San Francisco Managing Partner, U.S. Board Member
  • Joanne Smith, Executive Vice President, Human Resources and Chief Human Resources Officer
    Delta Air Lines
  • Arden Hoffman, Vice President, Head of People
  • Penny Pennington, Principal
    Edward Jones
  • Tracey Kruse, Chief Operating Officer
    Encompass Home Health and Hospice
  • Neha Parikh, President, Hotwire
    Expedia, Inc.
  • Ginnie Carlier, EY West Region Talent Leader and Assurance Partner
    Ernst & Young LLP
  • Lynne Walker, Executive Vice President, Director of Affinity Strategy
    First Horizon National Corporation
  • Amy McDonald, President
    FONA International, Inc.
  • Sarah Cohen, Executive Vice President, General Counsel
    Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts
  • Sara Kenkare-Mitra, Senior Vice President, Development Sciences
  • Sheryl Trioani, Senior Director of Accounting
    Granite Properties, Inc.
  • Sarah Lewis-Kulin, Vice President, Best Workplaces List Research Team
    Great Place to Work
  • Laura Fuentes, Senior Vice President of Talent and Rewards
  • Debbie Connelly, Senior Vice President, Human Resources
  • Juanita Phillips, Director of Human Resources
    Intuitive Research and Technology Corporation
  • Kathleen Reidenbach, Chief Commercial Officer
    Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants
  • Jackie Daylor, National Managing Partner for Audit Quality and Professional Practice
  • Susan Rossnick, Vice President, Engineering and New Product Development
    Kronos Incorporated
  • Stephanie Linnartz, Chief Commercial Officer
    Marriott International, Inc.
  • Carol Ross-Spang, Senior Vice President/Chief Human Resources Officer
    Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare
  • Nancy Humbert, Executive Vice President, Ambulatory Services
    Nicklaus Children’s Health System
  • Sara Dolan, Chief Financial Officer
    Michigan State University Federal Credit Union
  • Patty Arvielo, President
    New American Funding
  • Anne Phillips, Senior Vice President, Clinical Development/Medical/Regulatory Affair
    Novo Nordisk Inc.
  • Johnni Beckel, Senior Vice President & Chief Human Resources Officer
  • Sarae Janes Lewis, Director, Communications
    Pinnacle Financial Partners
  • Diana Verdun, Director of Human Resources
    Plante Moran
  • EJ Blanchfield, Chief Operating Officer
    Point B Inc.
  • Amity Millhiser, Chief Clients Officer
    PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP
  • Holly Bass, President
    Professional Placement Resources, LLC
  • Susan Haseley, Executive Vice President
    Protiviti Inc.
  • Alison Midili Smith, Vice President of Human Resources
    Publix Super Markets Inc.
  • Ellen McGirt, Senior Editor
  • Hala Mirza, Head of Corporate Communications
  • Cindy Robbins, President & Chief People Officer
  • Jewell Parkinson, Senior Vice President, Head of Human Resources, SAP North America
    SAP America Inc.
  • Oita Coleman, Vice President, Research and Development
    SAS Institute Inc.
  • Artemis Patrick, Chief Merchandising Officer
    Sephora US
  • Mary Anna Quinn, Chief Administrative Officer and Executive Vice President
    St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
  • Stephanie Doliveira, Vice President of Human Resources
    Sheetz, Inc.
  • Jila Javdani, General Manager, Delivery Excellence
    Slalom, LLC.
  • Kathy Vogt, Senior Vice President, Governance & Operational Excellence
    Synchrony Financial
  • Gabi Novacek, Partner and Managing Director
    The Boston Consulting Group, Inc.
  • Amy Carovillano, Vice President of Logistics and Distribution
    The Container Store
  • Julia Feldman, Managing Director
    The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc.
  • Colleen Dolan, Executive Vice President, Human Resources
  • Callie Field, Executive Vice President, Customer Care
    T-Mobile USA
  • Amanda Andrade, Chief People Officer
    Veterans United Home Loans
  • Peggy Riley, Director of Employee Communications
    Wegmans Food Markets, Inc.
  • Robynne Sisco, Chief Financial Officer
    Workday, Inc.
  • Ann Marr, Vice President, Global Human Resources
    World Wide Technology, Inc.

Co-Chairs and Executive Title Partners for this year’s Great Place to Work® For All Summit TM are PwC, which lead “Innovations in Partnerships,” Workday, which lead “Innovations in Technology”, and Accenture, which lead “Innovations in Leadership.”

Additional sponsors include Activision Blizzard, Aflac, Alston & Bird, AT&T, Baird, Bombas, Bright Horizons, Cadence, CarMax, Cisco, Comcast NBCUniversal, Custom Ink, Dynamic Signal, EY, Famous4Colors, Four Moon Productions, Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, Genentech, Globoforce, Hilton, HR Certification Institute, Lavit, LOMA Agency, Marriott International, Mercedes-Benz Financial Services, Nationwide, O.C. Tanner, Plante Moran, SAP SuccessFactors, Salesforce, SAS and World Wide Technology.

The Summit also unveils A Great Place to Work for All, Bush’s new book that redefines great workplaces in the 21st century. The book features a chapter on Innovation in Leadership introducing a new leadership framework, showing the advantages of what he defines as "For All" leaders. In effect, the times demand executives who not only are business-savvy but also are devoted to fairness, have deep faith in people, and empower all individuals to reach their full human potential.

The Great Place to Work® For All Summit™ is recognized by Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) to offer Professional Development Credits for the SHRM-CP℠ or SHRM-SCP℠. This event has been approved for 13 Recertification Credit Hours: HR (General) recertification credit hours toward aPHR™, PHR®, PHRca®, SPHR®, GPHR®, PHRi™, SPHRi™ recertification through HR Certification Institute's® (HRCI®).

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About Great Place to Work® For All Summit TM

The Great Place to Work® For All Summit TM assembles executive leaders from Best Workplaces, including the FORTUNE 100 Best Companies to Work For®, Great Place to Work-Certified organizations, and those newly embarking on their workplace journey. Its mission is to share best practices for creating and championing high-trust cultures that are better for business, better for people, and better for the world. 

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