Women Worth Watching in 2015

Profiles in Diversity Journal - September/October 2014

Gaining inspiration from the women we honor

Meet the Women Worth Watching® honorees for 2015—more than 150 executives, who were nominated by their organizations for their passion and potential, and for the impact their work has on their work- places and our world.

This is the 13th year we’ve produced our annual Women Worth Watching issue. Each year, we have been humbled by the achievements of the women we profile and inspired by the messages they send to the next generation of achievers. We have been thrilled to see so many of our award winners take on top roles, including nine who now serve as chief executive officers for their Fortune 1000 companies. We also feel encouraged by the number of organizations that are continually upping their efforts to advance women in their workplaces.

But most of all, we have been proud to see the award’s growing impact, as the movement for gender equity in workforce leadership continues.
This year, we asked our honorees what it took to make “the next big leap” in their careers. You’ll find their answers insightful and extremely thought provoking.

They certainly were for us.

As we produced this very special issue, our thoughts moved beyond reflection on what we’ve just accomplished to asking, “What more can we do” to help organizations everywhere attract and promote top women talent?

This is a challenge that requires much more than a single dedicated issue.

After all, women are “worth watching” more than once a year!

That’s why, over the next several months, you’ll see a lot of exciting changes at Profiles in Diversity Journal as we expand our coverage and develop a larger forum around leadership development for women. You’ll also see more opportunities for partnership that can help posi- tion your organization as a place where women can truly succeed.

This issue, we believe, is the start of something big!

Congratulations to all of our honorees. And thank you for inspiring us to make our own “next big leap.”

James R. Rector, CEO & Publisher
September 2014


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