Announcing the 2019 Women Worth Watching® Award Winners

Posted July 9th, 2019.

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CLEVELAND, OH June 19, 2019 – Profiles in Diversity Journal today proudly announces 166 winners of the 18th Annual Women Worth Watching® Awards. These leaders join more than 2,000 past Award recipients, (see Some past winners have gone on to become CEOs of Fortune 500 companies, including Mary Barra, currently CEO of General Motors; Lynne Doughtie, CEO of KPMG; Marillyn Hewson, CEO of Lockheed Martin; Michele Buck, CEO of Hershey’s; and Beth Mooney CEO of Key Bank. Countless others have moved forward to lead new business units, drive new markets, launch new ventures, and help develop the next generation of women leaders.

According to James Rector, Profiles in Diversity Journal publisher, “The collaboration between organizations and the magazine over the past 18 years in identifying and selecting deserving candidates for the annual Women Worth Watching Award is a testament to a collaborative and very productive relationship that energizes, inspires, and recognizes women who have demonstrated high levels of leadership.”

Each Women Worth Watching Award recipient, whose commitment and achievements will be recognized in Profiles in Diversity Journal’s summer edition, will share words of wisdom with women in the pipeline. The nomination of candidates for this award demonstrates C-suite support of women in leadership, and the inclusion of the Award winners in the magazine publically enhances the visibility and reputations of the companies and organizations that employ, support, and empower these outstanding women. The 2019 Women Worth Watching edition will be available to the public in August.

The 2019 Women Worth Watching Award® recipients are:

Sanford Heisler Sharp, Saba Bireda, Partner