Tracy Ward, Senior Vice President, Investor Relations and Corporate Communications, Prologis

Tracy Ward is Senior Vice President, Investor Relations & Corporate Communications for Prologis. She is responsible for developing the company’s overall communication strategy, as well as investor relations, public/media relations, and corporate brand management. Tracy joined the company in 2006 as a member of its investor relations group before transitioning…

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Karen Gaydon, Senior Vice President of Human Resources, Synaptics

Karen Gaydon joined Synaptics in November 2012 and serves as the Senior Vice President of Human Resources.  Karen is responsible for the design and implementation of HR strategies and processes that drive the Synaptics business objectives and the company’s unique culture. She also oversees charitable activities and healthy workplace…

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Season’s Greetings

May you find happiness and health this season and in the AWEsome new year      …

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Alison Kutler, Senior Vice President of Government Relations for the Americas, Visa

Alison Kutler serves as Senior Vice President of Government Relations for the Americas at Visa. In this role, Alison leads Visa’s government relations efforts in the United States, Canada, Latin America, and the Caribbean with responsibility for developing and managing the company’s legislative and regulatory strategy for these…

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Diane Berk, Assistant Vice President of Recruitment and Diversity, Zenith Insurance Company

Diane Berk is the Assistant Vice President of Recruitment and Diversity for Zenith Insurance Company. Her professional life has been spent in the human resources field where she has expertise in talent acquisition, employee relations and training and development. In her current role at Zenith she has branched…

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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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