The Professional BusinessWomen of California is pleased to announce the 2017 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.

2017 Industry Leaders

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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,…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…