The Distinguished Alumna Award honors a DirectWomen Board Institute Alumna who exemplifies the talents and accomplishments of our Alumnae, and has joined at least one large corporate board since completing the Institute. 


Connie Collingsworth is the Chief Business Operations Officer and a member of the Executive Leadership Team of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the world’s largest foundation with over $43 billion in assets. In this role, she oversees much of the foundation’s daily operations,...Read More


Alice Young, the Founder of Alice Young Advisory LLC, advises on Asia business strategies and helps clients identify potential Asian business partners and resources. Since 1988 she has served as an Independent Director and Executive and Examining Committee Member of Mizuho Trust and Banking Co...Read More


Anastasia D. Kelly (Stasia) is a Co-Managing Partner (Americas) of DLA Piper LLP (US). Ms. Kelly joined DLA Piper in 2010 after a fifteen year career as General Counsel in four leading public companies. Ms. Kelly also sits on two public company boards, Owens-Illinois, the world’s largest...Read More


Deborah Platt Majoras has had a diverse legal career, serving in the corporate, governmental, and law firm sectors. She currently serves as the Chief Legal Officer and Secretary for The Procter...Read More