Visa Inc.

DirectWomen is proud to present its 2017 Board Diversity Award to Visa, Inc. As of 2017, Visa’s board includes two women lawyers who are former DirectWomen Sandra Day O’Connor Board Excellence Awardees: Mary B. Cranston and Suzanne Nora Johnson. Three of ten members of Visa’s top management team were also … Read more

Alice Young

Alice Young joined the board of Yasuda Bank and Trust Company in 1988, Mizuho Trust and Banking Co. in 2000 and AXIS Capital in 2013.

Summary of Key Contributions

  • 40+ years of business and legal experience in diverse industries advising multinationals and entrepreneurs in a global economy.
  • Extensive knowledge of
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Patricia Diaz Dennis

Patricia Diaz Dennis serves on two public company boards: U.S. Steel and Entravision. She also served on the Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance board, retiring in April, 2017, where she was the longest- serving member, having joined in 1995. She was Chair of the Human Resources Committee and, over time, a … Read more

Gail A. Lione, Esq.

Gail Lione is a senior executive with business strategy, intellectual property, human resources, and corporate governance experience in the C-Suite. She is Senior Counsel at Dentons law firm and an adjunct professor of intellectual property law at Georgetown University Law School. She previously taught at Marquette University Law School and … Read more

Mary B. Cranston

Mary B. Cranston is a Retired Senior Partner of Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP, an international law firm. She was the Chair and Chief Executive Officer of Pillsbury from January 1999 until April 2006, and continued to serve as Chair of the firm until December 2006. She was Firm Senior … Read more