The Professional BusinessWomen of California is pleased to announce the 2016 PBWC Industry Leader Awards

PBWC Industry Leaders are recognized at our annual conference. This honor is given to both emerging leaders and established senior executives who have demonstrated excellence connecting, mentoring and advancing women; who have led groundbreaking and industry-changing innovation; or who have provided unique and unparalleled inspiration to their companies or their communities at large.

2016 Industry Leaders

Lorri Brady

Lorri Brady Jackson

With over 19 years at Oracle, Lorri is responsible for creating programs, building partnerships, and developing pipeline for Diversity and Veteran recruiting initiatives.  Lorri has a passion for developing women’s talent, serving as an Oracle Women’s Leadership Community Leader, with a solid reputation as coach, trusted adviser, and a thought leader in women’s development. Lorri […]

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Patt Cronin

Patt Cronin, General Manager, Global Technology Services , is the most senior Hispanic woman at IBM, and co-chairs the Hispanic Executive Council, driving significant actions for the US Hispanic constituency, including executive and technical development, new hire and community outreach. Patt leads a team 30,000+ worldwide and is very involved in the Hispanic community, sitting […]

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Jolee Crosson

Jolee Crosson joined Microsoft in 2013 as a Sales Director for the NorCal Enterprise Partner Group (EPG) responsible for sales revenues with some of the largest Microsoft customers in the San Francisco Bay Area. In this role, Jolee manages a team of senior account executives dedicated to helping customers leverage Microsoft solutions to exceed their […]

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Kelly Duffy

Kelly Duffy has been with Abbott for 25 years. She is creating an Abbott legacy through her commitment to advancing the Women Leadership of Abbott (WLA) network for mentoring the next generation of Abbott women leaders. As the West Coast Region Chairperson, she has been instrumental in gaining alignment across multiple business units to focus efforts at a Regional level instead of at a local level. Kelly has also been very active in the PRIDE network […]

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Neesha Hathi

Neesha was recently promoted to EVP of Investor Services at Charles Schwab & Co., Inc. where she will lead product and service innovations designed to help clients meet their financial goals. She has an eleven year track record at Schwab of personal and professional growth including groundbreaking platform developments for Independent Registered Investment Advisors. Neesha […]

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Melissa Jones

Melissa Jones is responsible for the HR strategy and programs at CSAA Insurance Group. Under her leadership, the company has been recognized as a leader in employee professional development, diversity and wellness, and has achieved a perfect score in the Human Rights Campaign’s corporate equality index. Jones serves as the co-leader of the organization’s Women’s […]

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Francine Katsoudas

Francine Katsoudas is the Chief People Officer at Cisco, championing Cisco’s business-driven People Strategy and People Deal. In a world where work is changing faster than people, she is creating an agile, flexible and learning work environment for employees. She is focused on transforming every employee’s experience, elevating the power of teams and creating a […]

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Mary King

Mary King graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point and joined the US Army as a 2LT in the Signal Corps. She served as a Platoon Leader and Executive Officer while stationed with the 123rd Signal Battalion in Germany, was promoted to Captain. Mary is a member of the Indiana State Bar […]

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Honoré LaBourdette

Honoré is a 25+ year veteran in executive sales leadership in the software industry. She joined VMware in early 2010 and currently serves as VMW’s Worldwide Vice President, Field and Partner Readiness. Her vision and strategy is to elevate all customer-facing resources to the highest level of sales and business excellence, delivering a positive customer […]

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Lisa Lambert

Lisa M. Lambert is vice president of Intel Capital and managing director of the Software and Services sector at Intel Corporation. She leads a team of senior investment directors and associates responsible for identifying, sourcing and managing equity investments in businesses of strategic interest to Intel Corporation in areas such as analytic software, cloud computing, […]

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Erica Lockheimer

Erica Lockheimer is Senior Director of Engineering at LinkedIn. She leads the team focused on increasing growth in new members. She is also responsible for LinkedIn’s Women In Tech initiative, focusing on empowering women in technical roles at the company. Erica is the manager that every engineer wants, the mentor that everyone needs, and the dynamic leader that every successful company invests in. In addition to her engineering work, Erica has been an outspoken advocate for women […]

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Sally Saba

Dr. Sally Saba is responsible for designing and leading ND&I work within key focus areas, including performance measurement and improvement, crossculturally adapted systems, and diversity policy compliance. Dr. Saba received the Supplier Diversity Leader of the Year Award from the Northern California National Minority Development Council in 2011 and was named one of the most […]

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Emily Stauffer

Emily is a Regional Sales Director at Genentech, a member of the Roche Group. During her 13-year career at Genentech, Emily has held a variety of leadership positions across the organization including roles in Sales, Marketing and Operations. Emily also serves as the co-chair of the Genentech Women’s Professional group, an organization she has volunteered […]

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Jessica Swank

Jessica leads HR for HPE’s Customer Success organization. Responsibilities include driving the overall people strategy through integrated approaches across talent management, organizational design, workforce strategy and total rewards. She is involved in pan-HPE projects focused on leveraging diversity across the organization. Jessica is a role model and leads in creating a pipeline of diverse talent. […]

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S. Shariq Yosufzai

Yosufzai is responsible for Chevron’s Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) and Ombuds functions, and oversees the company’s strategic partnerships with universities and professional societies. He previously served as President of Chevron Global Marketing and was responsible for Chevron’s fuels marketing, and convenience retailing operations spanning 90 countries. Mr. Yosufzai has received numerous business and non-profit awards […]

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