We’re in AWE of Founder Meiko Takayama!

The 2013 Holiday issue of BCBGMAXAZRIA’s Online Magazine features three “Empowered, Influential, and Inspiring” women, including our own Meiko Takayama, CEO and Founder of Advancing Women Executives. Check her out on page 32 being her fearless and fabulous (role) model self, while rocking stunning pieces from the latest BCBGMXAZRIA…

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Margret Schmidt, Chief Design Officer and Vice President of Design & Engineering, TiVo

Margret Schmidt, Advancing Women Executives Leader Margret Schmidt is TiVo’s Chief Design Officer, and Vice President of Design & Engineering.  She is responsible for the design and development of all domestic and international TiVo products, including DVR and set-top box software, mobile and web apps, and…

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Michelle Locke, Vice President of Financial Planning & Analysis, DIRECTV

Michelle Locke, Advancing Women Executives Leader Michelle Locke is vice president of Financial Planning & Analysis for DIRECTV. In this role, she is responsible for typical financial planning and analysis activities including budget and long range plan development, capital investment management, and business unit finance…

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Margret Schmidt, Chief Design Officer and Vice President of Design & Engineering, TiVo

Margret Schmidt is TiVo’s Chief Design Officer, and Vice President of Design & Engineering.  She is responsible for the design and development of all domestic and international TiVo products, including DVR and set-top box software, mobile and web apps, and the TiVo Service.  Margret has been with TiVo since…

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Elizabeth K. Bohannon, Vice President and Associate General Counsel, Williams-Sonoma, Inc.

Elizabeth K. Bohannon is Vice President and Associate General Counsel with Williams-Sonoma, Inc. She is responsible for all employment law matters in the Company’s six brands across the United States, Puerto Rico and Canada, as well as global employment issues. She advises on a broad range of matters, including…

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Michelle Locke, Vice President of Financial Planning & Analysis, DIRECTV

Michelle Locke is vice president of Financial Planning & Analysis for DIRECTV. In this role, she is responsible for typical financial planning and analysis activities including budget and long range plan development, capital investment management, and business unit finance support. Prior to Financial Planning & Analysis, she…

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What Success Looks Like: Striving to be Superwoman

Silicon Valley member Jo Stoner, Senior Vice President of Human Resources at Informatica, provides us with a glimpse into her hectic life as an executive, wife and mother. A balancing act many are familiar with, Jo navigates her world by making sure every minute counts and by celebrating all of her…

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Yvette Hollingsworth, Chief Compliance Officer at Wells Fargo

Yvette Hollingsworth is responsible for leading Operational Risk’s Regulatory Risk Management group, which provides independent oversight of business-based compliance management activities. As executive vice president and chief compliance officer, she is responsible for ensuring that all areas of the company meet compliance risk management responsibilities and abide by all…

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Renee Niemi, Senior Vice President, Communication Solutions, Plantronics

A self-professed “gadget geek”, Renee has dedicated her career to helping put innovative, high-quality products into the hands of consumers, and Plantronics is no exception. Since 2005, in her role as Plantronics’ Senior Vice President of Communications Solutions, Renee has led the product and business initiatives for the company’s complete line-up…

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Stephanie Walter, Assistant General Counsel, ARAMARK

Stephanie Walter is Assistant General Counsel for ARAMARK Uniform & Career Apparel, LLC, a division of ARAMARK Corporation, which is a Fortune 200 company and $13 billion worldwide provider of managed services, including uniform and food support services.  As Assistant General Counsel, Stephanie advises the company…

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Welcome to AWE

As the AWE Leadership Program continues to grow, we are happy and proud to extend a warm welcome to our corporate executive leaders and their organizations: McKesson, The Walt Disney Company, Autodesk, DaVita RX, Intel Capital, Warner Bros, Hewlett-Packard, Comcast, URS, McAfee, Southern California Edison, CBS…

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Faye Karnavy Sahai, Vice President, Innovation & Advanced Technology, Kaiser Permanente Digital Health Technologies & Strategic Initiatives

Faye has over 20 years of experience in leading large scale change and performance improvement initiatives across multiple companies such as Blue Shield, Deloitte Consulting, Charles Schwab, Disney, HP, Kaiser Permanente and Toyota Motor Corp USA. Faye is the Vice President of Innovation and Advanced Technology for Kaiser…

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