Success Stories

More than 40% of DirectWomen’s alumnae have been elected to serve on at least one corporate board. DirectWomen alumnae who currently serve on corporate boards include:

SUCCESS STORIES

Marla S. Persky

Marla Persky is CEO and President of WOMN LLC, a company dedicated to helping women succeed in the business of law by increasing their knowledge

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Sandra Phillips Rogers

Sandra Phillips Rogers is a seasoned executive and public company board member with a breadth of experience strategically managing complex corporate issues, integrating business, legal

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Juliette Pryor

Juliette Pryor is a public company corporate director and a skilled public and private company c-suite executive with 25+ years of business experience. She has

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Helen P. Pudlin

Ms. Pudlin recently retired from the PNC Financial Services Group where she served as Executive Vice President and General Counsel.  She served as General Counsel for more

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Jennifer Raab

Jennifer J. Raab will soon mark her 20th anniversary as President of Hunter College, the largest college in the City University of New York system,

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Veta T. Richardson

Veta T. Richardson has been President and CEO of the Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) since July 1, 2011. ACC is the world’s largest not-for-profit corporation dedicated

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Kim Rivera

Kim M. Rivera has almost 30 years of experience advising Fortune 500 companies on significant corporate transactions, strategy, governance, compliance, risk management, privacy and cybersecurity,

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Catherine Sazdanoff

Catherine is a board member and consultant with extensive global healthcare experience. She is an independent director of the Board of Meridian Bioscience, Inc. (NASDAQ:

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Lori A. Schechter

Lori is a seasoned executive leader at a Fortune 10 company with more than 25 years of experience advising public companies on business strategy, risk

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Teresa M. Sebastian

Teresa Sebastian is a C-Suite executive and board member. She has spent two decades in boardrooms driving strategy, participating in the creation of shareholder value,

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Mary Smith

Mary Smith is an independent board member, former CEO of a $6 billion national healthcare organization and C-suite executive with 25+ years of business experience.

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Karyn Smith

Karyn Smith is a seasoned public company executive with more than 30 years of experience working with and for high-growth companies, having spent the last

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Christine J. Spadafor

Christine J. Spadafor is an experienced corporate, private equity, university, and nonprofit board director with deep expertise in enterprise-wide transformations, with a focus on turnarounds

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Vanessa Allen Sutherland

Vanessa L. Allen Sutherland, Executive Vice President, Legal and Government Affairs, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of Fortune 50 Phillips 66 (NYSE: PSX), is a

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Susan Tomasky

Susan Tomasky has held numerous leadership positions in the energy industry, government and the Ohio business community. She served in several senior executive positions at

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