Sandra Day O’Connor Board Excellence Award

Mary L. Schapiro

Mary L. Schapiro is the Vice Chair for Global Public Policy of Bloomberg, the global financial technology company that was founded in 1981. She has been at Bloomberg since October 2018, and also serves as a Special Advisor to the Founder and Chairman.

Ms. Schapiro, who has had a distinguished … Read more

Kim K.W. Rucker

Kim Rucker is an accomplished executive, holding senior leadership positions since 2004.  She is currently on the Board of Directors of 3 Fortune 500 Companies and a world-renowned medical non-profit.

Kim serves on the Board of Directors of Celanese Corporation, a global specialty and materials company with net sales in … Read more

Valerie Jarrett

Valerie Jarrett is the President of the Barack Obama Foundation and a Senior Distinguished Fellow at The University of Chicago Law School. She is the author of the New York Times bestselling book Finding My Voice: My Journey to the West Wing and the Path Forward, published in April Read more

Angela Braly

A recognized leader in business and healthcare, Angela F. Braly serves on the board of directors of Brookfield Asset Management, ExxonMobil, Lowe’s, and Procter & Gamble. Ms. Braly formerly served as the Chair, President and Chief Executive Officer of WellPoint, Inc. (now called Anthem). 

Ms. Braly has been named one … Read more

Rose McKinney-James

Rose McKinney-James is an experienced and seasoned small business leader, clean energy advocate and independent corporate director with a long history in public service, non-profit volunteerism and private sector corporate social responsibility. The former President and CEO for the Corporation for Solar Technology and Renewable Resources, (CSTRR) and former Commissioner … Read more

Pamela Lynn Carter

Pamela Lynn Carter has been a social worker, a corporate executive, an attorney, an elected official and director of for profit and non profit boards. She is a wife, a mother of two married children and a grandmother of three.

Her career is varied but joined together by a common … Read more

Jane C. Sherburne

Jane Sherburne is Principal of Sherburne PLLC, a legal consulting firm providing strategic advice in crisis environments and in connection with regulatory policy developments.  Until July 2014, Ms. Sherburne was Senior Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of Bank of New York Mellon.  As the company’s chief legal … Read more

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

Jamie Gorelick

Jamie Gorelick is a partner at WilmerHale in Washington, where she chairs the Regulatory and Government Affairs Department.  A litigator by training, she is listed as one of the “Best Lawyers in America,” a “Super Lawyer,” and a “Washington Legend in the Law.”  She handles matters at the intersection of … Read more