Ruth Ann Keene, Vice President and Assistant General Counsel, Autodesk

Ruth Ann Keene is Vice President and Assistant General Counsel of Autodesk, Inc., a global leader in 3D design, engineering and entertainment software and services. In this role, Ruth Ann is responsible for the legal function for all Autodesk product, marketing, strategy, operations, business and technology divisions,…

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Cindy Elkins, Vice President and Head of IT Americas, Genentech

Cindy Elkins, Advancing Women Executives Leader Cindy Elkins joined Genentech in late 2007 as the Senior Director of IT Enterprise Applications and in March 2011 was promoted to Vice President and Head of IT Americas. At Genentech her team delivered at 100% transformation of all…

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Cindy Elkins, Vice President and Head of IT Americas, Genentech

Cindy Elkins joined Genentech in late 2007 as the Senior Director of IT Enterprise Applications and in March 2011 was promoted to Vice President and Head of IT Americas. At Genentech her team delivered at 100% transformation of all US Commercial Operations systems including 110 projects, $85m…

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Lori MacPherson, Executive Vice President, Home Entertainment, The Walt Disney Stuidos

As Executive Vice President, Home Entertainment, for The Walt Disney Studios, Lori MacPherson leads the team responsible for the creation of consumer-facing products and programs that drive content ownership and expand the studio’s portfolio of Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Lucasfilm and Dreamworks brands, franchises and characters across physical product and…

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

Tracy Ward, Advancing Women Executives Leader 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…

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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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