Women We Admire is pleased to announce The Top 100 Women Leaders in Consumer Products of 2021. The women selected for this year’s award list represent some of the most ubiquitous and beloved brands worldwide. Through their deep industry expertise, they have facilitated exponential growth, strategic rebrands, new product launches, and corporate partnerships to ensure that their organizations are able to consistently produce high-quality products and get them into the hands of the consumers that need them. Whether they launched their companies as entrepreneurs, or gradually worked their way up the ranks of their current employers, they have proven their dedication to their companies’ products and to facilitating the best possible consumer experience.

This year’s awardees have served as prominent role models across key areas including personal care, food services, cosmetics, apparel, electronics, and many others. Not only have these women leaders demonstrated their ability to adapt to a constantly evolving industry, they have also guided their companies in taking important steps toward improved sustainability. From reducing the amounts of artificial ingredients and chemicals used in development, to utilizing eco-friendly packaging practices, they are ensuring that their products meet consumers’ standards without negatively impacting the environment. Representing diverse backgrounds in marketing, sales, merchandising, quality assurance, and product development, among others, these women leaders guide high-performing teams in producing the first-rate goods we use every day. Please join us in celebrating the accomplishments of The Top 100 Women Leaders in Consumer Products of 2021.

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1. Mary Lynn Ferguson-McHugh
Procter & Gamble

Mary Lynn Ferguson-McHugh is the Chief Executive Officer of Family Care and P&G Ventures of Procter & Gamble. She first joined the company in 1986 as assistant brand manager of Vicks NyQuil. Procter & Gamble Company is a consumer goods corporation that provides products and services for rooms, kitchens, laundry rooms, bathrooms, and more. Previously, Ferguson-McHugh was a member of the board of directors at Molson Coors Beverage Company. She earned a Master of Business Administration degree from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and an undergraduate degree in business administration from the University of the Pacific.

 

2. Michele Buck
The Hershey Company

Michele Buck is the President and Chief Executive Officer of The Hershey Company. The Hershey Company, headquartered in Hershey, Pennsylvania, is a global confectionery leader known for bringing goodness to the world through its chocolate, sweets, mints, and other great-tasting snacks. Buck has over 34 years of experience in the consumer goods industry. Before joining the company, she was a vice president of marketing, general manager at Kraft Foods, and before that a director, managing director, and vice president of marketing at Nabisco. Earlier in her career, she worked with Frito Lay as an assistant/associate brand manager. Buck graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill - Kenan-Flagler Business School with a Master of Business Administration and from Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania with an undergraduate degree in business administration.

 

3. Linda Rendle
The Clorox Company

Linda Rendle is the Chief Executive Officer of The Clorox Company. Clorox is a global company with leading brands that have become household names for bleach and cleaning products. She was appointed to the board of directors of Visa Inc. in November 2020. Rendle first got her start in 2000 as an account manager at Family Dollar with several roles at Procter & Gamble before joining Clorox Company. She graduated from Harvard University with an undergraduate degree in economics.

 

4. Angela Cretu
Avon

Angela Cretu is the Chief Executive Officer of Avon. She first joined the company in 1998 as Area and Division Sales Manager. Avon is a cosmetic company that innovates and provides beauty products sold primarily to women through women. Cretu has been in her current role in the company since January of 2020. Previously, she was a board director at Avon Beauty Arabia and before that, she held various sales & marketing roles at FMCG companies. Cretu earned an undergraduate degree in economic cybernetics, statistics, and informatics from Academia de Studii Economice din București.

 

5. Jodi Berg
Vitamix

Jodi Berg began her professional career over 27 years ago. Today, she is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Vitamix. Vitamix manufactures blenders for consumers and the restaurant and hospitality industry. Berg first got her start in 1994 as a director of quality at The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company prior to joining Vitamix. She graduated from Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University with a PhD in management, from Washington State University with a Master of Business Administration degree, and from Bowling Green State University with an undergraduate degree in business administration.

 

6. Debra Perelman
Revlon

Debra Perelman is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Revlon. Revlon is a multinational cosmetics, skincare, fragrance, haircare, and personal care trendsetting company with a diversified portfolio of brands sold around the world in most retail distribution channels including prestige, salon, mass, and online. Perelman first got her start in 1998 as a management trainee at Revlon Inc. From there, she went on to MacAndrews & Forbes, before eventually re-joining Revlon. She graduated from Columbia Business School with a Master of Business Administration degree and from Princeton University with an undergraduate degree in history.

 

7. Jane Lauder
The Estee Lauder Companies Inc.

Jane Lauder is the Executive Group President of The Estee Lauder Companies Inc. and runs the makeup company's Clinique unit, a mall-staple skin-care line. The Estée Lauder Companies Inc. is one of the world's leading manufacturers and marketers of quality skincare, makeup, fragrance, and hair care products. Before Clinique, she managed Origins, maker of all-natural makeup. Lauder has served on Estée Lauder's board of directors since 2009. In 2018, she joined the board of Eventbrite, the ticketing and event technology company. Lauder earned her bachelor’s degree from Stanford University.

 

8. Lisa Collier
Under Armour

Lisa Collier is the Chief Product Officer of Under Armour. She first joined the company in 2020 as chief product officer. Under Armour, Inc. is an American sports equipment company that manufactures footwear, sports, and casual apparel. Previously, Collier was a president, and chief executive officer at NYDJ Apparel, LLC, and before that an EVP & president of Global Dockers at Levi Strauss & Co. Earlier in her career, she worked with Hess Department Stores in merchandising. Collier earned an Associate's degree in fashion merchandising from the Art Institute of Pittsburgh.

 

9. Emily Weiss
Glossier

Emily Weiss is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Glossier. Glossier is on a mission to give voice through beauty by providing cosmetic products directly to consumers. The company was one of Fast Company's Most Innovative Companies of 2017. Weiss first got her start in 2007 as a fashion assistant at Conde Nast before joining Glossier. She has been featured as one of Forbes’ 30 Under 30. Weiss graduated from New York University and received her bachelor’s degree in studio art.

 

10. Sally Grimes
Clif Bar & Company

Sally Grimes is the Chief Executive Officer of Clif Bar & Company. Clif Bar & Company is a leading maker of nutritious and organic food and drinks that help people perform better in sports and lead healthy lives. Grimes has over 24 years of experience in the consumer goods industry. She began her career in 1997. Before joining the company, Grimes was a group president of Prepared Foods at Tyson Foods and before that, a chief innovation officer & president of the Gourmet Foods Group at Hillshire Brands. Earlier in her career, she worked with Kraft Foods Group as an assistant brand manager to the Senior Category Business Director of GM. Grimes graduated from the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business with a Master of Business Administration degree.

 

11. Leila Rouhi
Ring

Leila Rouhi is the President of Ring. Since its founding in 2013, Ring has been on a mission to make neighborhoods safer. Rouhi first got her start in 2004 as an associate at Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP. From there, she went on to Eisner Jaffe Gorry Champan & Ross, before eventually rising to director of legal affairs at True Religion Brand Jeans, her most recent position before joining Ring. Rouhi graduated from New York University School of Law with a Juris Doctor in Law, and from Mount Holyoke College with an undergraduate degree in economics.

 

12. Allison O'Connor
Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams

Allison O'Connor is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams. She first joined the company in 2019. Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams is a lifestyle furniture brand that offers tables, storage, lighting, and more. Previously, O’Connor was a general manager at Sheridan, Inc. and before that, she was a vice president and divisional merchandise manager (DMM) at Williams-Sonoma, Inc. Earlier in her career, she worked with Abercrombie & Fitch as a VP and general merchandise manager. O’Connor earned an undergraduate degree in American history from Scripps College.

 

13. Barbara Calcagni
NARS Cosmetics

Barbara Calcagni is the President of NARS Cosmetics. She first joined the company in 2008 as SVP global marketing. NARS Cosmetics is a French cosmetics and skincare company. The company has created various multi-use beauty products and is now a subsidiary of Shiseido. Previously, Calcagni was a senior vice president of brand development and merchandising at Victoria's Secret Beauty and before that, she was vice president of global marketing at Calvin Klein Cosmetics Company. She earned an undergraduate degree in marketing from the Fashion Institute of Technology.

 

14. Cynthia Herrera
Sun Bum

Cynthia Herrera is the Chief Executive Officer of Sun Bum. Sun Bum is a brand that captures the essence of the outdoor lifestyle while protecting ourselves and the ones we love. Herrera first got her start in 1993 as a retail merchandising manager at Nestle. From there, she went on to Nabisco before eventually rising to senior director of Customer and Shopper Marketing in North America at S. C. Johnson & Son, her most recent position prior to joining Sun Bum. She graduated from Western Michigan University with an undergraduate degree in marketing.

 

15. Maureen Kelly
Tarte Cosmetics

Maureen Kelly is the CEO & Founder of Tarte Cosmetics. Tarte is now the leader in high-performance naturals offering pure, eco-chic beauty products that truly perform with a powerful purpose. Tarte Cosmetics was founded out of her New York City apartment in 1999 after abandoning a plan to become a clinical psychologist.
In 2007, Kelly was awarded Woman of the Year by Entrepreneur magazine.
At the Binghampton campus of the State University of New York, she majored in English and after graduating in 1992 she went on to earn a master's degree in psychology from Columbia University.

 

16. Carrie Gross
Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare

Carrie Gross is the Chief Executive Officer of Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare. Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare was established in 2000 with Gross’s husband as a line of multi-tasking products that help skin meet its most beautiful potential by providing dramatic results within days and a long-term transformation with continued use. Gross has over 20 years of experience in the cosmetics industry. She began her career in the fashion world as a merchandising director overseeing both domestic and international women’s fashion markets, tracking trends, and analyzing consumer behaviors. Gross draws inspiration from her global travels and meeting people who seek answers to aging.

 

17. Katina Xouria
Robert Bosch Tool Corporation

Katina Xouria is the President of Robert Bosch Tool Corporation. The Robert Bosch Tool Corporation is composed of industry-leading brands, including Bosch, Dremel, CST Berger, Rotozip, and Vermont American. Xouria has over 42 years of experience in the consumer goods industry. She began her career in 1979. Before joining the company, Xouria was a director of finance and administration at Skil Corporation. Earlier in her career, she worked with PwC as an audit senior. Xouria graduated from DePaul University, with a Master of Business Administration degree and received her undergraduate degree in accounting.

 

18. Priyanka Rajak
Tata Harper Skincare

Priyanka Rajak is the Co-Chief Executive Officer of Tata Harper Skincare, a pioneer in the skincare industry. Tata Harper Skincare is a 100% natural, non-toxic, high-performance luxury skincare, cosmetics, and aromatherapy line based on an organic farm in the Champlain Valley of Vermont. The company promises to deliver impeccable standards of efficacy, quality, and purity for women who refuse to risk their health for beauty. Their products have no artificial colors, fragrances, or synthetic chemicals, and they’re made with renewable sources, having earned an Ecocert certification, as well as a cruelty-free Leaping Bunny.

 

19. Bella Weems-Lambert
Origami Owl

Bella Weems-Lambert is the Co-Founder of Origami Owl. Origami Owl Custom Jewelry was founded in 2010 by then 14-year-old founder Bella Weems who had a simple dream to own a car once she turned 16. Today, the national social selling company and Inc. Hire Power Award recipient is fulfilling its mission to love, inspire and motivate people of all ages to reach their dreams and empower them to make a difference in the lives of others. In 2016, Origami Owl created a storytelling platform where designers, customers, and employees can share their stories and provide hope to others through livesparkly.com.

 

20. Kristin Harrer
Vans

Kristin Harrer is the Global Chief Marketing Officer of Vans, a VF Company. She first joined the company in 2019 as the global chief marketing officer. Vans is the original action sports footwear company, rooted in authenticity and creativity. Previously, Harrer was a chief marketing officer at Dollar Shave Club and before that a senior director and head of mobile brand marketing in North America at Samsung Electronics America. Earlier in her career, she worked with Official Chicago Sky as a brand marketing manager. Harrer earned a Master of Business Administration degree in business and sports marketing from the University of Oregon - Charles H. Lundquist College of Business and an undergraduate degree in pre-law from Washington University in St. Louis.

 

21. Melanie Harris
Nike

Melanie Harris is the Vice President of Strategy and Development of Nike. She first joined the company in 2019. Nike, Inc., named for the Greek goddess of victory, is the world's leading designer, marketer, and distributor of authentic athletic footwear, apparel, equipment, and accessories for a wide variety of sports and fitness activities. Previously, Harris was a partner at Bain & Company and before that an advisor at Independent Retail & Wholesale Consultant. Earlier in her career, she worked with Abercrombie & Fitch as an associate financial analyst. Harris earned a Master of Business Administration from Harvard Business School and an undergraduate degree from Yale University.

 

22. Eve Saltman
GoPro

Eve Saltman is the Vice President of Business/Corporate Development, General Counsel, and Secretary of GoPro. GoPro is a global movement whose business is driven by shared experiences. It manufactures action cameras and develops its own mobile apps and video-editing software. Saltman has over 31 years of experience in the consumer electronics industry. She began her career in 1990. Before joining the company, Eve was a general counsel and secretary at Asana and before that a VP, general counsel, and secretary at Onlive. Earlier in her career, she worked with Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe as a senior associate. Saltman graduated from Cornell University with an undergraduate degree in history.

 

23. Melissa Worth
New Balance

Melissa Worth began her professional career over 21 years ago. Today, she is the Senior Vice President in North America of New Balance. New Balance sells footwear and apparel in over 120 countries and employing over 8,000 associates worldwide.
Worth first got her start in 2000 as a manager at Esprit. From there, she went on to May Department Stores, before eventually rising to president at Perry Ellis Menswear, Global Strategy, P&L, brand management, and executive leadership at Perry Ellis International, her most recent position before joining New Balance. Worth graduated from the University of Miami with an undergraduate degree.

 

24. Sheryl Adkins-Green
Mary Kay

Sheryl Adkins-Green began her professional career over 36 years ago. Today, she is the Chief Marketing Officer of Mary Kay. Mary Kay Inc. has been one of the most enduring and successful direct sellers of personal beauty products in the world for more than 55 years. Adkins-Green first got her start in 1985 as a business director at Kraft Foods. From there, she went on to Citibank before eventually rising to vice president and General Manager at Alberto Culver, her most recent position prior to Mary Kay.
She graduated from Harvard Business School with a Master of Business Administration degree.

 

25. Heather Williams
Sonos, Inc

Heather Williams is the Vice President Business Operations of Sonos, Inc. Sonos is a sound experience company. Williams has over 26 years of experience in the consumer electronics industry. She began her career in 1995. Before joining the company, Williams was a program manager, NA Retail Sales at Lenovo, and before that a demand planning manager at Avaya. Earlier in her career, she worked with Ericsson/Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications as a manager, supply chain planning. Williams graduated from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University - Pamplin College of Business with an undergraduate degree in management science.

 

26. Jodi Benson
General Mills

Jodi Benson is the Chief Innovation, Technology, and Quality Officer of General Mills. She first joined the company in 2004 as director of strategy & innovation. General Mills is an American multinational manufacturer and marketer of branded consumer foods sold through retail stores. The company aims to be a force for good, a place to expand learning, explore new perspectives, and reimagine new possibilities. Previously, Benson was a director of research and development for frozen and refrigerated products at Pillsbury Company, and before that, she was an engineer at Kraft Food. Benson earned an undergraduate degree in chemical engineering from the University of Minnesota.

 

27. Jennifer Wiseman
E. & J. Gallo Winery

Jennifer Wiseman began her professional career over 33 years ago. Today, she is the Vice President Central Innovation of E. & J. Gallo Winery. E&J Gallo Winery engages in producing and distributing wines in the United States and internationally. Wiseman first got her start in 1988 as an R&D scientist at PepsiCo - Pepsi Beverages Company. From there, she went on to Procter & Gamble, before eventually rising to director of product evaluation and innovation at the Gillette Company, her most recent position before joining E. & J. Gallo Winery. Wiseman graduated from Oregon State University with a Bachelor of Science degree and Master of Science degree in food science and technology, sensory, statistics, and psychology.

 

28. Julie Wickman
SC Johnson

Julie Wickman began her professional career over 27 years ago. Today, she is the Senior Vice President of Research Development & Engineering and Consumer Brands Supply Planning of S.C. Johnson & Son. S.C. Johnson & Son is one of the world's leading makers of household brands. Wickman first got her start in 1994 as a product engineering & reliability engineer at the Ford Motor Company. From there, she went on to Motorola, prior to joining S.C. Johnson. Wickman graduated from the University of Michigan, with a Master of Science degree in mechanical engineering and from Michigan Technological University with an undergraduate degree in mechanical engineering.

 

29. Joni Rogers-Kante
SeneGence International

Joni Rogers-Kante is the Owner & Founder of SeneGence International. SeneGence International sells skincare and makeup products, including the LipSense product line which features lip color, lip gloss, and lip color remover. Rogers-Kante currently serves on the Direct Selling Association’s (DSA) Board of Directors. In 2018, she received Direct Selling News’ Bravo Award and the Excellence in Entrepreneurship Award by the Orange County Business Journal. She is an active member of the Orange and Creek County communities and is also the author of Million Dollar Lips.

 

30. Amy von Walter
The Bountiful Company

Amy von Walter is the Chief Administrative Officer of The Bountiful Company. The Bountiful Company is a global leader in health and wellness, living at the intersection of science and nature. Von Walter first got her start in 1999 as an assistant director of public affairs at the Metropolitan Airports Commission. From there, she went on to the US Department of Homeland Security, Transportation Security Administration, before eventually rising to EVP, Global Communications, Philanthropy & Customer Care at Toys R Us. She graduated from the University of Minnesota.

 

31. Elaine Boltz
Crocs, Inc.

Elaine Boltz is the Chief Operating and Transformation Officer of Crocs, Inc. Crocs, Inc. is a world leader in innovative casual footwear for women, men, and children, combining comfort and style with a value that consumers know and love. Boltz has over 31 years in the consumer goods industry. Before joining the company, she was a CEO at Secundus Consulting and before that a member of the board of directors at Brinker International. Earlier in her career, she worked with RB as a brand manager for Woolite and French’s Mustard. Boltz graduated from Harvard Business School, with a Master of Business Administration degree and the University of Pennsylvania with an undergraduate degree.

 

32. Karalee Craven Mora
Perfectly Posh

Karalee Craven Mora is the Senior Vice President Marketing of Perfectly Posh. Perfectly Posh is all about pampering and the belief that everyone deserves to take time for themselves every day. Mora has over 23 years of experience in the consumer goods industry. She began her career in 1998. Before joining the company, Mora was a senior director of marketing at doTERRA International and before that a recognition manager at XanGo. Earlier in her career, she worked with Tahitian Noni International as a quality assurance tech. Mora graduated from Utah Valley University with an undergraduate degree in arts & visual communications.

 

33. Lisa Stach
Rust-Oleum Corporation

Lisa Stach began her professional career over 33 years ago. Today, she is the Executive Vice President - Operations & Supply Chain of Rust-Oleum Corporation. Rust-Oleum Corp. manufactures premium consumer and industrial paint and coating products. Stach is responsible for leading the organization’s global category management and supply chain. She has implemented an extensive category management strategy and has also developed a comprehensive supply chain system to significantly enhance service to customers while managing costs and resources globally. Stach joined Rust-Oleum in 1987. During her 26-year tenure, she expanded Rust-Oleum’s distribution network which led to an improved customer delivery time by more than 40 percent.

 

34. Robbie Brenner
Mattel, Inc.

Robbie Brenner is Executive Vice President and Executive Producer of Mattel Films. Mattel is the owner of one of the strongest portfolios of children’s and family entertainment franchises in the world. Brenner is an Oscar-nominated producer of “Dallas Buyers Club,” and is currently responsible for developing Mattel’s iconic portfolio of brands into cinematic experiences. Prior to her role at Mattel, Brenner was the president of Film of The Firm. She also held multiple leadership roles at Relativity Media and served in various roles at Davis Entertainment, Twentieth Century Fox, and Miramax. Brenner earned a Bachelor’s degree in film from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts and she is a member of the executive branch of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

 

35. Allyson Sellers
Mary Kay Global

Allyson Sellers is the Vice President of Sales of Mary Kay Global. Mary Kay Inc. has been one of the most enduring and successful direct sellers of personal beauty, cosmetic, and skincare products in the world for more than 55 years, with the aim to enrich women's lives by making them feel confident, beautiful, and connected. Sellers has over 28 years of experience in the cosmetics industry. She began her career in 1993. Sellers graduated from the University of Dallas with a Master of Business Administration degree and from the University of North Texas with an undergraduate degree in journalism/public relations.

 

36. Kim Rompilla
Crayola

Kim Rompilla is the Senior Vice President of Crayola. She first joined the company in 2007 as a product manager. Crayola is an American handicraft company, specializing in artists' supplies. It is known for its brand and best known for its crayons. Rompilla has more than 15 years of experience bringing consumer-inspired innovation to market with proven success in strategic planning, executional excellence, new product development, and business leadership. Previously, she was a category manager at Day-Timers, Inc. She earned a Master of Business Administration degree from DeSales University and an undergraduate degree in history from the Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

 

37. Anne-Sophie Gaget
Edgewell Personal Care

Anne-Sophie Gaget is the Chief Growth & Innovation Officer of Edgewell Personal Care. She first joined the company in 2015 as regional vice president for France, South Europe, and the Middle East & Africa. Edgewell Personal Care manufactures and markets a diversified range of personal care products. Previously, Gaget was a regional business director for Southern Europe at Energizer and before that a chairman at Corepile. Earlier in her career, she worked with Cadbury as a product manager.
Gaget earned an undergraduate degree in business management from Ecole de Management de Lyon.

 

38. Kim Smolko
SharkNinja

Kim Smolko is the Executive Vice President and Operations of SharkNinja. SharkNinja provides consumer goods. Smolko first got her start in 1996 as an engineer for consumer process development RD&E at S.C. Johnson before joining SharkNinja. She has more than 20 years of leadership experience in the fast-moving consumer goods industry. Smolko graduated from Marquette University with a Master of Business Administration degree and from Purdue University with an undergraduate degree in chemical engineering.

 

39. Katherine Adams
Apple

Katherine Adams is the General Counsel and Senior Vice President of Legal and Global Security at Apple. Apple is one of the most well-known consumer technology brands in the world, producing ubiquitous devices and software known for exceptional quality and innovation. In her role, Adams oversees all legal matters including corporate governance, intellectual property, litigation and securities compliance, global security, and privacy. She previously held roles at Honeywell and she started her career in law, having served as a partner at Sidley Austin LLP in New York; a law clerk for Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor; a trial attorney for the United States Department of Justice, Appellate Section, Environment and Natural Resources Division; and as a law clerk for Stephen Breyer, then chief judge of the US Court of Appeals for the First Circuit. She received a Bachelor’s degree in comparative literature from Brown University and a law degree from the University of Chicago Law School.

 

40. Kirsten Hawley
Brown-Forman

Kirsten Hawley began her professional career over 30 years ago. Today, she is the Chief HR & Corporate Communications Officer of Brown-Forman. Brown-Forman is an American-owned spirits and wine company. Hawley first got her start in 1991 as the University of Maryland educational consultant at City Colleges of Chicago. From there, she went on to the Max Planck Institute, before eventually rising to HR specialist at Trans Financial Bank, her most recent position before joining Brown-Forman. Hawley graduated from Boston University with a master's degree in counseling psychology and from James Madison University with an undergraduate degree in political science & communications.

 

41. Jennifer Hunter
Altria

Jennifer Hunter is the Senior Vice President, Corporate Citizenship of Altria. She first joined the company in 2008 as vice president, corporate affairs. Altria Group holds diversified positions across tobacco, alcohol, and cannabis. It is one of the world's largest producers and marketers of tobacco, cigarettes, and related products. Altria is the parent company of Philip Morris USA, the producer of Marlboro cigarettes. Previously, Hunter was the vice president of youth smoking prevention and corporate responsibility at Philip Morris USA. Hunter earned an undergraduate degree in journalism from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

 

42. Rebeckah Long
Spectrum Brands

Rebeckah Long is the Senio Vice President of Global Human Resources for Spectrum Brands, Inc. Spectrum Brands is a Home Essentials Company with a global team focused on a culture of ownership, integrity, and collaboration. It is one of the Fortune 500 companies and among the largest of its kind on the list. Long has over 21 years of experience in the consumer goods industry. She began her career in 2000. Before joining the company, Long was a regional human resources manager at United Rentals. Long graduated from Illinois State University with an undergraduate degree in economics focused on labor & industrial relations.

 

43. Elizabeth Door
Whirlpool Corporation

Elizabeth Door began her professional career over 26 years ago. Today, she is the Senior Vice President and Chief Purchasing Officer of Whirlpool Corporation. Whirlpool Corporation is the world’s leading kitchen and laundry appliance company, with approximately $19 billion in annual sales, 78,000 employees, and 57 manufacturing and technology research centers in 2020. Door first got her start in 1995 as a packaging engineer at General Motors and in service parts operations at General Motors before joining Whirlpool Corporation. Door graduated from Michigan State University with a Master of Business Administration degree and an undergraduate degree in package engineering.

 

44. Jennifer Balbier
MAC Cosmetics

Jennifer Balbier is the Senior Vice President of Global Product Development of MAC Cosmetics. She first joined the company in 1998. MAC Cosmetics, stylized as M·A·C, is a cosmetics manufacturer founded in Toronto and now headquartered in New York City after becoming a subsidiary of Estée Lauder Companies in 1996. MAC is an acronym for Make-up Art Cosmetics. Balbier was part of the original team, playing an integral role in the brand’s rise to cult status. The top products she developed have all risen to icon status, including Studio Fix Fluid Foundation, Retro Matte Lipstick, Mineralize SkinFinish, and Powder Kiss. Balbier received an undergraduate degree in fashion/apparel design from Drexel University.

 

45. Lisa Schmidt
Gander Mountain

Lisa Schmidt is the Senior Vice President of Gander Mountain. Gander Mountain Company retails sporting goods and equipment. It offers outdoor apparel, footwear, binoculars, firearms, gun cleaners, black powder, soft cases, knives, bows, arm guards, air beds, coolers, reels, rods, watersports, boat hardware, and gift accessories. The company is a leading outdoor retailer that operates in local communities and online to serve all customers, no matter where they live. Their goal is to exceed service expectations and go the extra mile to ensure that their customers have a memorable experience.

 

46. Lynda Resnick
The Wonderful Company

Lynda Resnick is the Vice Chair and Co-Owner of the Wonderful Company. She first joined the company in 1993. The Wonderful Company, formerly known as Roll Global, is a privately held $5 billion company dedicated to harvesting health around the world through its iconic consumer brands. The company currently counts as business divisions the following brands: juice company POM Wonderful, bottled water company FIJI Water, Wonderful Pistachios and Wonderful Almonds, Wonderful Halos, JUSTIN Vineyards and Winery, Landmark Vineyards and Winery, JNSQ Wines, pest control company Suterra, flower delivery service Teleflora, sea freight company Neptune Pacific Line and in-house marketing agency Wonderful Agency.

 

47. Marcella Kanfer Rolnick
GOJO

Marcella Kanfer Rolnick is the Executive Chair of GOJO, a privately held skin care manufacturer best known for its Purell line of products. Drawing on a legacy of family leadership within the company, Rolnick focuses on the company's vision, long-term strategy, and governance. In her role, she champions innovation, adaptability, team-based co-creation, and lifelong learning. In addition to her current position, she currently serves on a variety of non- and for-profit boards.

Her most recent role prior to becoming Executive Chair was as vice chair for GOJO from 2007 to 2018. She has served in leadership positions throughout her career with GOJO, notably leading the launch of Purell Hand Sanitizer in the consumer market. Before GOJO, Rolnick worked in consulting, publishing, and boutique investments. She received her Master of Business Administration degree from the Stanford Graduate School of Business and her Bachelor of Arts degree from Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School of Public & International Affairs.

 

47. Carey Jaros
GOJO

Carey Jaros serves as the President and CEO of GOJO, where she has dedicated her career to the company's mission to save lives and make lives better through well-being solutions. Jaros has further established GOJO, a manufacturer of skin care products such as the Purell line, as a market-making, growth-oriented, and customer-focused company throughout her tenure.

Previously, Jaros served as GOJO's chief strategy officer and then chief operating officer, before being promoted to her current position in January 2020. Prior to GOJO, she was the president of Walnut Ridge Strategic Management Company, was a vice president at Dealer Tire, and spent over a decade as a management consultant at Bain & Company. As an executive, investor, and advisor, she has worked in or with over 50 organizations throughout her impressive career. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in public policy from Brown University and her Master of Business Administration degree from Harvard Business School.

 

48. Sandie Tillotson
Nu Skin Enterprises, Inc.

Sandie Tillotson is the Co-Founder and Executive Vice President of Nu Skin Enterprises. Nu Skin Enterprises demonstrates its tradition of innovation through its comprehensive anti-aging product portfolio, independent business opportunities, and corporate social responsibility initiatives. Tillotson helped found Nu Skin International in 1984 and assisted with the development of its initial product line and global marketing plan.

In addition to her current role, Tillotson is the Vice President of Seacology, a nonprofit organization that works to preserve both island habitats and cultures. In 2001, she was named one of the 50 "Women of the New Millennium" by Feminine Fortunes magazine. Tillotson earned a Bachelor of Science degree in education from Brigham Young University.

 

49. Samantha Harnett
Logitech

Samantha Harnett is the General Counsel of Logitech. Logitech is a world leader in products that connect people in a natural, intuitive way to the digital experiences they care about. Harnett has over 20 years of experience in the technology industry. Before joining the company, she was chief legal and operations officer at Eventbrite. Before that, she was the general counsel and senior vice president of Business Development at ZipRealty. Earlier in her career, she worked with Gordon & Rees LLP as an associate. Harnett graduated from Santa Clara University School of Law, with a Juris Doctor in Law and from California State University, Chico with an undergraduate degree in psychology.

 

50. Claire Groen
Amway

Claire Groen is the Chief Human Resources Officer of Amway. Amway is an entrepreneur-led health and wellness company that sells health, beauty, and home care products based in Ada, Michigan. Groen is responsible for Amway's global human resources and utilizing talent management and global programs to support and deliver Amway's business strategies. She first got her start in 1998 as a shareholder at Foster, Swift, Collins & Smith, P.C. before joining Amway. Groen graduated from Indiana University School of Law—Bloomington.

 

51. Michelle Boyea
Rooms To Go

Michelle Boyea is the Chief Human Resources Officer of Rooms To Go. She first joined the company in 2015. In 1991, Rooms To Go started by opening two stores in Orlando, Florida, bringing to customers a new way to buy furniture with a simplified shopping experience, where every detail of a room package is coordinated by world-class designers, and then bundled to increase savings. Previously, Boyea was a vice president of human resources at McKesson and before that a vice president of human resources at McKesson Provider Technologies. Earlier in her career, she worked with The Home Depot as a director of human resources. Boyea graduated from the State University of New York College at Potsdam.

 

52. Kris Graves
Xperi Corporation

Kris Graves is the Chief Human Resources Officer of Xperi Corporation. Xperi invents, develops, and delivers technologies that enable extraordinary experiences. Kris has over 24 years of experience in the consumer electronics industry. Before joining the company, Graves was a senior vice president of Human Resources & Administration at THQ Inc., and before that she was an HR Manager at PriceWaterhouseCoopers. Earlier in her career, she worked with Ernst & Young as a senior consultant. Graves graduated from Loyola Marymount University, College of Business Administration with an undergraduate degree in human resources.

 

53. Joy Driscoll Durling
Vivint

Joy Driscoll Durling is the EVP, CIO, and Digital Experience of Vivint. Vivint Smart Home is a leading smart home company in North America. Joy first got her start in 1999 as a manager of CRM Solutions at Andersen Business Consulting for clients including Microsoft, Apple, Sun. From there, she went on to Macromedia before eventually rising to vice president at Adobe. Joy graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with an undergraduate degree in business.

 

54. Marjorie Goux
Rodan + Fields

Marjorie Goux is the Chief Legal Officer of Rodan + Fields. Founded in 2000 by Stanford-trained dermatologists, Dr. Katie Rodan and Dr. Kathy Fields, Rodan + Fields was envisioned to give people the best skin of their lives and the confidence that comes with it. Goux has over 29 years of experience in the consumer goods industry. Before joining the company, she was a chief legal counsel at Clif Bar & Company and before that, a board director at Envision Education. Earlier in her career, she worked with Baker & McKenzie as an associate attorney. Goux graduated from the University of Washington with an undergraduate degree in chemistry.

 

55. Bernadette Chala
Arbonne International

Bernadette Chala is the Chief Legal Officer and General Counsel of Arbonne International. Arbonne creates personal skincare and wellness products that are crafted with premium botanical ingredients and innovative scientific discovery. She has over 21 years in the consumer goods industry. Before joining the company, Chala was a general counsel at American Sporting Goods Corporation and before that an attorney at Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith, LLP. Earlier in her career, she worked with the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in the Central District of California as a judicial law clerk. Chala graduated from the University of California, Irvine with an undergraduate degree.

 

56. Denise Stump
The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company

Denise Stump is the Executive Vice President of Global Human Resources and Chief Ethics Officer of the Scotts Miracle-Gro Company. The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company is an industry-leading lawn, garden, and outdoor living products company. Stump was named executive vice president in February 2003 and chief ethics officer in October 2013. She is responsible for worldwide human resources strategy and execution, including building leadership and organizational capability, ensuring HR operational excellence, and creating a diverse and highly engaged workforce. Since joining the company in September 2000, she has served as vice president of technology & operations; vice president of human resources, North America; and senior vice president of human resources worldwide.

 

57. Laura Kohler
Kohler Co.

Laura Kohler is the Senior Vice President of Human Resources, Stewardship & Sustainability at Kohler Co., an American manufacturing company that is best known for its plumbing products, while also manufacturing furniture, cabinetry, tile, engines, and generators. Kohler has over 34 years of experience in the consumer goods industry. Before joining the company, she was an executive director at the Kohler Foundation, and before that she was an instructor at Outward Bound USA. Earlier in her career, she worked with the National Players Touring Co. as a tour manager/actor. Kohler graduated from the Catholic University of America, with a Master's degree in fine arts and from Duke University with an undergraduate degree in political science.

 

58. Paula Erickson
Beam Suntory Inc.

Paula Erickson began her professional career over 30 years ago. Today, she is the Senior Vice President and Global Chief Human Resources Officer of Beam Suntory Inc. Beam Suntory was created in 2014 by combining the world leader in bourbon and the pioneer in Japanese whiskey to form a new company with a deep heritage, passion for quality, innovative spirit, and vision of growing for good. Erickson first got her start in 1991 as a director of advertising & brand development at Ace Hardware before joining Beam Suntory. Erickson graduated from the University of California, San Diego with an undergraduate degree in communications.

 

59. Kris Bahner
Kellogg Company

Kris Bahner is the Senior Vice President, Global Corporate Affairs at Kellogg Company, a multinational food manufacturing company headquartered in Battle Creek, Michigan. Bahner has been with Kellogg for 15 years, first as the senior director of corporate communications and public relations. Before her role at Kellogg, she was the director of global external communications for Kraft Foods. She also previously held roles at Edelman and Powers Agency. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree in communications and public relations at Miami University.

 

60. Heather Boggs
Ferrara

Heather Boggs is the Vice President of Research & Development of Ferrara Candy Company. Ferrara, a company related to The Ferrero Group, is an emerging powerhouse in the North American confections and sweet snacking categories. Heather has over 13 years of experience in the consumer goods industry. She began her career in 2008. Before joining the company, Boggs was the head of R&D at the Kraft Heinz Company and before that a section manager of R&D new product development at Kraft Foods. Boggs graduated from Michigan State University with an undergraduate degree in chemical engineering.

 

61. Nancy Langdale
Canon USA

Nancy Langdale is the Vice President of Canon USA. Canon specializes in cameras, healthcare technologies, and business consultancy worldwide with its imaging innovation. The company specializes in optical, imaging, and industrial products, such as lenses, cameras, medical equipment, scanners, printers, and semiconductor manufacturing equipment. As of 2020, Canon is organized into four principal business segments: the Office Business Unit, the Imaging System Business Unit, the Medical System Business Unit, and the Industry and Others Business Unit. Langdale has over 31 years of experience in the consumer electronics industry. She began her career in 1990.

 

62. Maria Salazar Levin
Valentino

Maria Salazar Levin began her professional career over 33 years ago. Today, she is the Vice President of Valentino. Valentino is a protagonist of international fashion, and from 2008 until 2016, has gone through an impactful creative evolution. Salazar first got her start in 1989 as an assistant buyer at Macy's. From there, she went on to Esprit de Corp., before eventually rising to founder at M marketing, her most recent position prior to joining Valentino. Salazar graduated from St. Thomas University with an undergraduate degree in communication arts.

 

63. Lauren Consiglio
Dermalogica

Lauren Consiglio is the Vice President of Dermalogica, Unilever Prestige. She first joined the company in 2018. Dermalogica is currently sold in over 80 countries and offers both a range of in-home products as well as a specialist offering for professional skin therapists. Previously, Consiglio was an executive director of global consumer brands at Walgreens Boots Alliance and before that a vice president of the consumer products division- organizational change management & acquisitions at L'Oreal USA. Consiglio earned an undergraduate degree in business management from Stony Brook University.

 

64. Ellen Fu
Samsung Electronics

Ellen Fu is the Vice President - Consumer Electronics/Enterprise Business of Samsung Electronics. Samsung Electronics is a global leader in technology, opening new possibilities for people everywhere. Fu has over 27 years of experience in the consumer electronics industry. She began her career in 1994. Before joining the company, Fu was an Executive Vice president of Marketing & Strategic Accounts at DOCOMO interTouch and before that a dead of hotel business at Priceline.com. Earlier in her career, she worked with Marriott International as a senior global sales manager. Fu graduated from the University of Massachusetts Amherst with an undergraduate degree in hotel, restaurant & travel management.

 

65. Kristin McKay
Hasbro

Kristin McKay began her professional career over 11 years ago. Today, she is the Vice President for Global Brands of Hasbro. Hasbro is a global play and entertainment company committed to creating the world's best experiences. McKay first got her start in 2010 as a staff instructor at the Universal Cheerleaders Association. From there, she went on to Canton High School, before eventually rising to collegiate cheerleading coach at Harvard University, her most recent position before joining Hasbro. McKay graduated from Boston College - Wallace E. Carroll Graduate School of Management, with a Master of Business Administration and from Syracuse University with an undergraduate degree in advertising and psychology.

 

66. Tiffany Evans
Milwaukee Tool

Tiffany Evans is the Vice President of Industrial Sales of Milwaukee Tool. She first joined the company in 2009 as senior national account manager - Fastenal. Milwaukee Tool has invested heavily in technology and innovation in the power tool, power tool accessory, and hand tool business. The company’s world-class team has delivered some of the most disruptive new technologies and solutions the industry has ever seen resulting in unprecedented growth in its global business. Previously, Evans was a territory sales manager at Stanley Black & Decker, Inc. Evans earned an undergraduate degree in psychology from the University of Pittsburgh.

 

67. Lisa Lutz
TiVo

Lisa Lutz is the Vice President - Product Management - Analytics of TiVo. TiVo is a digital video recorder that allows users to save TV programs for later viewing based on an electronic TV programming schedule. Lisa has over 29 years of experience in the consumer electronics industry. She began her career in 1992. Before joining the company, Lutz was a senior technical product manager at Navic Networks and before that a senior program manager at Navic/Microsoft. Earlier in her career, she worked with Banyan Systems as a senior software engineer. Lutz graduated from Worcester Polytechnic Institute with an undergraduate degree in computer science.

 

68. Gianetta Jones
Coca-Cola Bottling Company UNITED, Inc.

Gianetta Jones began her professional career over 23 years ago. Today, she is the Vice President & Chief People Officer of Coca-Cola Bottling Company UNITED, Inc. Coca-Cola UNITED is the third-largest bottler of Coca-Cola products and the second largest privately held Coca-Cola bottler in North America, employing approximately 10,000 employees. Jones first got her start in 1998 as a human resources director at MASON CORPORATION. From there, she went on to Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama, prior to joining Coca-Cola Bottling Company UNITED, Inc. Jones graduated from Auburn University, College of Business with an undergraduate degree in international finance.

 

69. Kristy Lewis
Hallmark Cards

Kristy Lewis is the Vice President of Marketing of Hallmark Cards. She first joined the company in 2018 as the national marketing director. Hallmark believes if you care enough you can change the world as we work to help create a more emotionally connected world in every life, every day. Previously, Lewis was a chief marketing officer at SQUIX, LLC and before that an SVP of retail strategy & analytics at Bernstein-Rein Advertising. Earlier in her career, she worked with Bernstein-Rein as a vice president, Database. Lewis earned an undergraduate degree from the University of Missouri-Columbia.

 

70. Salena Scardina
Herff Jones

Salena Scardina is the Vice President of Customer Experience of Herff Jones. The Herff Jones tradition is about rewarding academic and athletic excellence with world-class symbols of achievements. Scardina has over 30 years of experience in the consumer goods industry. She began her career in 1991. Before joining the company, Salena was a senior vice president of customer experience at Sweetwater, and before that she was a director of customer service & engagement at Vera Bradley. Earlier in her career, she worked with Sonoco as a plant administrator and trainer. Scardina graduated from Benedictine University with a Master of Business Administration degree and from Monmouth College with an undergraduate degree in business administration.

 

71. Jennifer Gibson
Herman Miller

Jennifer Gibson began her professional career over 19 years ago. Today, she is the Vice President of Global Logistics and Supply Chain of Herman Miller. Herman Miller is a globally recognized leader in design. Gibson first got her start in 2002 as a global sourcing intern at BorgWarner. From there, she went on to the Whirlpool Corporation, before eventually rising to supply chain manager at Magna International, her most recent position before joining Herman Miller. Gibson graduated from Western Michigan University with an undergraduate degree and a Master of Business Administration degree.

 

72. Carrie Hershman
SmileDirectClub

Carrie Hershman is the Vice President of Retail Operations of SmileDirectClub. She first joined the company in 2018 as district manager. SmileDirectClub is an oral care company that exists to help more people realize the life-changing potential of their smiles. SmileDirectClub aligners are a competitor of traditional braces and clear alignment companies like Invisalign. Communication with licensed orthodontic professionals and other SmileDirectClub staff takes place virtually. Impression kits are sent to customers, after which teeth molds are reviewed by dentists or orthodontists who oversee the treatment process. Previously, Hershman was a district manager at rue21 and before that a store manager at Forever 21. Hershman graduated from Cape Fear Community College with an Associate of Arts degree.

 

73. Megan Mishler
Techtronic Industries

Megan Mishler began her professional career over 20 years ago. Today, she is the Vice President of Supply Chain of Techtronic Industries. Techtronic Industries (TTI) is a world-class leader in the design, manufacturing, and marketing of power tools and accessories, outdoor product equipment, and floor care for consumers, professional and industrial users in the home improvement, repair, and construction industries. Mishler first got her start in 2001 as a cost accounting intern at Newell Brands. From there, she went on to O'Sullivan Industries, before eventually rising to manufacturing controller at Exhibitgroup/Giltspur, her most recent position before joining Techtronic Industries. Mishler graduated from the University of Tennessee-Knoxville with an undergraduate degree in accounting.

 

74. Heidi Peterson
Haworth

Heidi Peterson is the Vice President of Operations at Haworth. She first joined the company in 2017 as director of NA quality & continuous improvement. Haworth improves workplaces throughout the world by designing unique solutions that promote creativity, focus, and performance. The company designs and manufactures adaptable workspaces, including movable walls, systems furniture, seating, storage, and wood case goods. Previously, Peterson was a director of Holland operations at Tennant Company and before that she was a division lean & quality manager at Parker Hannifin Earlier in her career, she worked with Johnson Controls in the supply chain area. Peterson earned an undergraduate degree in engineering from Michigan State University.

 

75. Michelle Allen
Valvoline Inc.

Michelle Allen began her professional career over 15 years ago. Today, she is Vice President of Valvoline Inc. Valvoline and its scientists have been innovating, creating, and reinventing formulas for racing, high-mileage, and synthetic recycled motor oils. It also owns the Valvoline Instant Oil Change and Valvoline Express Care chains of car repair centers. As of 2016, it is the second-largest oil change service provider in the United States with a 10% market share and 1,050 locations. Allen graduated from the University of Kentucky with a Master of Business Administration degree and an undergraduate degree in accounting and finance.

 

76. Liz King
Tiffany & Co.

Liz King is the Vice President, Global Store Development of Tiffany & Co. She first joined the company in 2014 as Vice President, Global Store Planning. Tiffany & Company is an American multinational luxury jewelry and specialty retailer headquartered in New York City, United States. Previously, King was a principal at dev consulting and before that a director of retail construction at Apple. Earlier in her career, she worked with Gap Inc. as a project manager for retail construction and store design. King earned an undergraduate degree in architecture from the University of California, Berkeley.

 

77. Sara Armbruster
Steelcase Inc.

Sara Armbruster is the Executive Vice President and Director of Steelcase Inc. Steelcase is a global company that manufactures furniture, interior architecture, and technology products and services. Armbruster has over 27 years of experience in the furniture industry. She began her career in 1994. Before joining the company, Armbruster was a vice president of business development at Banta Corporation, and before that, she was an engagement manager at McKinsey & Company. Earlier in her career, she worked with Accenture as a business analyst. Armbruster graduated from Dartmouth College - The Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth, with a Master of Business Administration degree and from Yale University with an undergraduate degree in Slavic languages and literature.

 

78. Silvia De’Longhi
De'Longhi Group

Silvia De’Longhi is the Chief Corporate Services Officer of De'Longhi Group. The De’Longhi Group is one of the world’s leading players in the small domestic appliance sector dedicated to the world of coffee, cooking, air conditioning, and home care. De’Longhi has over 12 years of experience in the consumer goods industry. Before joining the company, she was a product manager at Kenwood Limited. De’Longhi graduated from the University of Trieste with an undergraduate degree in political science.

 

79. Maria Henry
Kimberly-Clark

Maria Henry is the Chief Financial Officer for Kimberly-Clark Corporation. Kimberly-Clark is a multinational personal care corporation that produces mostly paper-based consumer products including well-known brands such as Cottonelle, Scott, Kleenex, and Huggies. In her current role, Henry has direct responsibility for finance, digital technology services, and global business services, and executes enterprise strategy. Before Kimberly-Clark, she was executive vice president and chief financial officer for The Hillshire Brands Company and was the chief financial officer of Sara Lee Corporation's North American Retail and Foodservice business. She also served as the executive vice president and chief financial officer of Culligan International and she currently serves on the board of directors for General Mills. She received her education at the University of Maryland.

 

80. Annica Forsberg
Timex Group

Annica Forsberg is the Chief Financial Officer of Timex Group. Timex Group designs, manufactures, and markets innovative timepieces and jewelry globally. Forsberg first got her start in 1995 as a finance manager at Svenska Videoförlaget. From there, she went on to Servisair and Holiday Autos, before eventually rising to VP of finance at Adidas. She has held various other leadership positions with Adidas as well as with the Rockport Company.

 

81. Jennifer Nicol
Rheem Manufacturing

Jennifer Nicol is the Executive Vice President of Human Resources and Communication at Rheem Manufacturing. Rheem produces heating, cooling, water heating, pool/spa heating, and commercial refrigeration products. Nicol first got her start in 2000 as a manager of human resources at Rockwell Automation. From there, she went on to Honeywell Aerospace, before eventually rising to director of human resources at Johnson Controls, her most recent position before joining Rheem Manufacturing. Nicol graduated from Michigan State University with an undergraduate degree in employment relations.

 

82. Rene Hemsey
Church & Dwight Co.

Rene Hemsey is the Executive Vice President of Global Human Resources of Church & Dwight Co., Inc. She first joined the company in 2001 as plant HR manager. Church & Dwight is a world leader in household and personal care products. Previously, Hemsey was a human resources manager, benefits manager, HR coordinator, and HR assistant at Dragoco, Inc (Symrise) and before that an HR assistant at American Business Aviation. She earned an undergraduate degree in psychology from Adelphi University.

 

83. Lauren Edwards
The Hillman Group

Lauren Edwards is the Director of eCommerce Sales of The Hillman Group. The Hillman Group is a leading North American provider of complete hardware solutions. delivering simple solutions in a complex world to 26,000 customers including Lowe’s, Home Depot, Tractor Supply, Ace Hardware, True Value, Do-It-Best, Walmart, and many more. Hillman designs innovative products and merchandising solutions for complex categories and provides outstanding customer service. Hillman continues to grow as the leading provider of complete hardware solutions by delivering a ‘small business’ experience with ‘big business’ efficiency. Edwards first got her start in 2010 as an account manager for eCommerce at Abbot. From there, she went on to RG Barry before eventually rising to director of eCommerce Sales at Sensio Inc. She graduated from Ohio State University with an undergraduate degree in strategic communications.

 

84. Sylvia Stone
Specialized Bicycle Components

Sylvia Stone is the Director of User Experience, Apps, and Connected Devices of Specialized Bicycle Components. She first joined the company in 2020Specialized Bicycle Components is an American brand that designs and manufactures bicycles and related products. Previously, Stone was a lead product experience designer at Mondo Robot and before that a senior user experience designer at Fuzz Productions. Earlier in her career, she worked with GreenOrder as a strategic communications associate. She earned an undergraduate degree in environmental studies from Brown University.

 

85. Julie Zeiler
iRobot

Julie Zeiler is the Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President of iRobot. She first joined the company in 2017 as vice president of finance. iRobot, the leading global consumer robot company, designs and builds robots that empower people to do more both inside and outside of the home. Previously, Zeiler served in a number of senior financial leadership positions at Boston Scientific that included its global operations, European business, and major product lines, and has experience in financial management roles at Digital Equipment Corporation.

 

86. Laurie Koch
Trek Bicycle

Laurie Koch is the Vice President of Global Customer Service of Trek Bicycle. She first joined the company in 1990. Trek is a bicycle and cycling product manufacturer and distributor under brand names Trek, Electra Bicycle Company, Bontrager, and Diamant Bikes. The company has previously manufactured bikes under the Gary Fisher, LeMond Racing Cycles, Klein, and Villiger Bikes brand names. In 2009, Trek created the Trek Women Triathlon Series. In 2011, Trek sponsored three women's triathlon series; the Trek Women Triathlon Series, the Danskin Series, and the Iron Girl Series.

 

87. Sophie Lilley
Kiehl's

Sophie Lilley is the Vice President of Digital & E-Commerce of Kiehl's. Kiehl's is an American cosmetics brand retailer that specializes in skin, hair, and body care products. Lilley has over 16 years of experience in the cosmetics industry. She began her career in 2005. Before joining the company, she was a vice president of global business development at Urban Decay Cosmetics and before that a marketing director at YSL Beauty USA. Earlier in her career, she worked with Hitwise USA as a business analyst. Lilley graduated from New York University with an undergraduate degree in economics.

 

88. Jessica Rash Nelson
Kendra Scott

Jessica Rash Nelson is the Vice President of Merchandising, Planning, Allocations of Kendra Scott. Kendra Scott is a lifestyle brand, and its gemstone-inspired collections include fashion jewelry, fine jewelry, home goods, and beauty. Nelson has over 16 years of experience in the luxury goods & jewelry industry. She began her career in 2005. Before joining the company, Nelson was a vice president of merchandising, handbags/SLGs/tech at Kate Spade New York and before that a director of merchandising, accessories at Louis Vuitton. Earlier in her career, she worked with Marc Jacobs as an accessories merchandiser manager. Nelson graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with an undergraduate degree in fashion merchandising.

 

89. Jocelyn Belisle
Stanley Black & Decker, Inc.

Jocelyn Belisle is the Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer of Stanley Black & Decker, Inc. Belisle has global responsibility for the Company’s financial reporting, including SEC and statutory filings. She also has global responsibility for corporate accounting, technical research, and ensuring compliance with global accounting policies and controls. Belisle joined Stanley Black & Decker in 2009. She held the position of chief accounting officer/director of tax for six years at Cellu Tissue Holdings, Inc., and before that she was employed with Ernst & Young. She holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Bryant University and is a certified public accountant in the State of Connecticut.

 

90. Erika Woelfel
Behr Paint Company

Erika Woelfel is the Vice President of Color and Creative Services for Behr Paint Company. She first joined the company in 2009. Founded in 1947, Behr is a manufacturer of interior house paints, exterior house paints, decorative finishes, primers, stains, and surface preparation products sold exclusively through The Home Depot. Previously, Woelfel was an adjunct faculty at Minneapolis College of Art and Design and before that, she was an international color marketing director at Colwell. Woelfel earned an undergraduate degree in applied design/art history from the University of Minnesota.

 

91. Stephanie Hart
Warby Parker

Stephanie Pullings Hart is the Senior Vice President of Operations for Warby Parker responsible for manufacturing, supply chain and customer experience. Prior to Warby Parker, Stephanie was the Senior Vice President of Global Operations for Beyond Meat. Her leadership in operations supported the company’s growth from $37 million to $405 million over a 3-year period while supporting their IPO. Stephanie had a 23 year career with Nestlé where she had roles of increasing responsibility in Operations in the United States, Switzerland and Australia. Stephanie was appointed to the Forum of Young Global Leaders by the World Economic Forum, a previous member of the Board of Directors for Nestlé Australia and Nestlé New Zealand. She holds an Executive MBA (Benedictine College, USA) and Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering (Florida State University, USA).

 

92. Deb Bowden
Scentsy, Inc.

Deb Bowden is the Chief Consultant Development Officer of Scentsy, Inc. at the corporate office. She first joined the company in 2017 as vice president of Consultant Development & Training. Scentsy has flourished from a small family operation to a thriving international company and a leader in the direct selling industry. Previously, Bowden was a vice president of Learning & Development at FranklinCovey and before that a senior account executive at Novell. Earlier in her career, she worked with KBYU as a reporter, anchor, and producer. Bowden earned a Master of Science degree in instructional & performance technology from Boise State University and an undergraduate degree in communications from Brigham Young University.

 

93. Carolyn Samuel
Boots Retail USA, Inc.

Carolyn Samuel is the Head of Communications at Boots Retail USA, Inc. Boots Retail USA, Inc is a modern consumer goods company that combines the best of traditional companies with the vibrancy and pace of a new digital-first business. Samuel has over 33 years in the cosmetics industry. Before joining the company, she was an EVP of marketing communications at Spool Marketing and Communications and before that, a communications director at Womenkind. Earlier in her career, she worked with Burson-Marsteller as an Account Executive. Samuel graduated from the University of Wales, with an undergraduate degree in English language and literature.

 

94. Christina (Holmes) Kelleher
Bose Corporation

Christina (Holmes) Kelleher is the Head of Global Social Media & Community Relations of Bose Corporation. Bose Corporation is a company that predominantly sells audio equipment. Kelleher first got her start in 2006 as a special events coordinator at Harvard Medical School. From there, she went on to WilmerHale before eventually rising to senior social media strategist at Genuine Interactive, her most recent position prior to joining Bose Corporation. Kelleher graduated from Northeastern University with an undergraduate degree in communications and sociology.

 

95. Julia Valente
Nestlé Purina Brazil

Julia Valente first joined Nestlé Purina Brazil in 2020 as Head of Marketing. Nestle Purina Petcare is a manufacturer of animal products like food, medicine, and more.
Previously, Valente was a marketing manager at DPA BRASIL and before that a brand manager for Quaker at PepsiCo. Earlier in her career, she worked with Essilor as a trade marketing assistant Specialist for Varilux. Valente earned a Master of Business Administration degree from Fundação Getúlio Vargas and an undergraduate degree in marketing from Escola Superior de Propaganda and Marketing.

 

96. Jami McDermid
CROSSMARK

Jami McDermid began her professional career over 36 years ago. Today, she is President of the Sales Agency of CROSSMARK. CROSSMARK is a leading sales and marketing services company in the consumer goods and services industry that delivers smarter solutions to clients for faster growth in an ever-changing world. McDermid first got her start in 1985 as a production superintendent at Coca-Cola Foods. From there, she went on to Tropicana North America, before eventually rising to chief business transformation officer at MillerCoors, her most recent position before joining CROSSMARK. McDermid graduated from California Polytechnic University, Pomona, with a Master of Business Administration degree and from Michigan State University with an undergraduate degree in package engineering.

 

97. Caroline Machen
Reebok

Caroline Machen began her professional career over 17 years ago. Today, she is the VP of Global Marketing at Reebok. Reebok is a global brand with a deep fitness heritage and a mission to design and create the best gear and experiences for athletes around the globe.

Machen is a global marketing leader with significant experience in brand marketing, digital marketing, and social media. She first got her start in 2004 as an associate marketing manager at AOL, Platform A. From there, she went on to People.com, before eventually rising to senior director of polo global brand marketing at Ralph Lauren, her most recent position prior to joining Reebok. Machen graduated from Colgate University with an undergraduate degree in political science and english.

 

98. Liz Beisler-Krukowski
Dolby Laboratories

Liz Beisler-Krukowski is the Vice President of Communications and People Experience of Dolby Laboratories. Dolby has grown into a leading global innovator and developer of audio, imaging, and voice technologies for cinema, home theaters, PCs, mobile phones, and games. Beisler-Krukowski has over 18 years of experience in the Consumer Electronics industry. She began her career in 2003. Before joining the company, Beisler-Krukowski was a senior director of global corporate affairs - communications and engagement at Gap Inc. and before that a director of scheduling at the Office of the Governor of California. Earlier in her career, she worked with NBC Sports and Olympics as an executive office intern. Beisler-Krukowski graduated from the University of California, Berkeley with an undergraduate degree in political science.

 

99. Kathleen Donovan
Cutco

Kathleen Donovan began her professional career over 33 years ago. Today, she is the Senior Marketing Social Media and Public Relations Coordinator of Cutco. Cutco Cutlery is the largest manufacturer of kitchen cutlery and accessories in North America. Donovan first got her start in 1988 as news director at WMNS-AM/WMXO-FM. From there, she went on to Allegany County ARC, before eventually rising to public relations coordinator at Vector Marketing, her most recent position before joining CUTCO Cutlery. Donovan graduated from SUNY Geneseo with an undergraduate degree in communications.

 

100. Lisa Edwards
Diligent Corporation

Lisa Edwards is the President & Chief Operating Officer of Diligent Corporation. Diligent is the world’s largest GRC SaaS provider, serving nearly 1 million users from 23,000 organizations around the world. Previously, Edwards was an EVP strategic business operations, partner & customer engagement at Salesforce, and before that she was head of global business development & IP at VISA. Earlier in her career, she worked with Bain & Company as a manager. Edwards earned a Master of Business Administration from Harvard Business School and an undergraduate degree in international relations from Stanford University.