In our 19th year of honoring women achieving notable careers and ensuring the progress, health, and success of women and girls, the National Association for Female Executives recognizes 16 remarkable women with our 2017 NAFE Women of Excellence Awards. This year, our diverse honorees range from chairman to top engineer to publisher and are innovators in such fields as architecture, pharmaceuticals, and the music industry. Please join us as we honor these trailblazing women on November 30 at the Women of Excellence Gala Breakfast in New York City.
Date: November 30, 2017
Time: 8am - 10:15am
Location: Yale Club, 50 Vanderbilt Avenue, New York
The NAFE Women of Excellence annually honors women who, while succeeding in their own right, are also ensuring the success of other women. They are breaking ground and working inside and outside their organizations to create smoother trails for women and girls that follow. Over 200 executives will celebrate these women at our gala breakfast as these remarkable – and often unremarked – women share their stories.
Meet the Women of Excellence!
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View highlights from the 2016 event!
8:00 – 8:30 Registration and breakfast
Subha Barry / Senior Vice President, Managing Director / Working Mother Media
Wanda Hope / Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer / Johnson & Johnson
8:35 Opening Remarks
Betty Spence, Ph.D. / President / NAFE
8:45 Women of Excellence Awards
Joan Sheridan LaBarge / Publisher / Working Mother magazine
Honoree panels moderated by Betty Spence, Ph.D. and Deborah Munster, Executive Director of Diversity Best Practices
Jennifer Taubert / Co-Group Chair, Janssen Pharmaceuticals (Americas) / Johnson & Johnson
Monica Turner / Vice President, Sales, North America / Procter & Gamble
Debra Polishook / Group Chief Executive, Accenture Operations / Accenture
Janet Balis / Global Advisory Leader for Media & Entertainment / EY
Corlis Murray / Senior Vice President, Quality Assurance & Engineering Services / Abbott
Alexandra Contreras / Senior Analyst, Diversity & Inclusion / Colgate-Palmolive
Lisa Veneziano / Executive Director Global Aftersales Supp Chain, Warehg & Logistics / General Motors
Shelly Rufin / Owner, Chief Executive Officer / EDFIN Cash for College
Sheila Robinson, Ed.D. / Chief Executive Officer, Publisher / Diversity Woman Magazine
Mita Mallick / Senior Director, Diversity & Inclusion / Unilever
Davina Aryeh / Chief Marketing Officer / Latin Recording Academy
Dana Robbins Schneider / Managing Director, National Practice Lead / JLL
Securing the Future
Rebecca Pomering / Chief Practice Officer / Moss Adams
Lisa Shipley / Vice President, Global Head of Pharmacokinetics, Pharmacodynamics & Drug Metabolism / Merck
Kin Ching Wu / Senior Vice President, Operations Architecture / Cisco
Sharon Taylor / Senior Vice President, Human Resources; President, Prudential Foundation (retired) / Prudential
10:15: End of Program
Hotel & Travel
The Yale Club is located at 50 Vanderbilt Avenue on the corner of 44th Street, across from the western entrance to Grand Central Station.
Click here for directions.
Grand Hyatt New York
109 East 42nd Street at Grand Central Terminal
New York, NY 10017
The Roosevelt Hotel
45 East 45th Street at Madison Avenue
New York, NY 10017
W New York
541 Lexington Avenue
New York, NY 10022
|Gala Awards Breakfast|
|Table of ten||$7,500|