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The Women Business Collaborative (WBC) published this White Paper in September 2022 to highlight the stories of these corporate leaders and the pathways they took to the C-Suite, with particular emphasis on non-traditional paths.

Our key objective is to give all women aspiring to corporate leadership a first-hand look at the trailblazing paths of 20 leading women executives who made it the C-Suite and share their career tips and advice for those seeking to follow their lead. Women & The C-Suite: Pathways to Success goes beyond the numbers to highlight the real possibilities for advancement in corporate America by giving all women aspiring to leadership a first-hand look at how these executives made it to the C-Suites of AT&T, Blue Apron, Edward Jones, LabCorp, Panasonic, Prudential Financial, and other leading corporations. Interviewed at length, the White Paper shares the executives’ best perspectives and real-world advice for women seeking to advance their careers, including insight into how they navigated and created their own pathways to leadership, sometimes conventionally and sometimes with creative twists. The stories and advice are broken down within the White Paper into four targeted areas:
  • Forging Meaningful Relationships: Beyond the Same Old/Same Old
  • Integrating Work and the Rest of Your Life: No One Right Answer
  • Broadening Your Value to the Company: P&L and Beyond
  • Risk Taking: Finding and Making Smart Choices
The twenty women executives interviewed for this paper are:
  • Shelley Archambeau Board Member: Verizon, Nordstrom, Roper Technologies, Okta Inc., and Catalyst
  • Christine Cassotis CEO, Allegheny County Airport Authority
  • Anne Chow Retired CEO, AT&T Business
  • Lupita Comenero COO, Latina Style, WBC Partner
  • Pam Craig Board Member, Corning; Merck; Progressive; and 3M
  • Velma Deleveaux Managing Partner, Veaux Solutions, LLC; former Principal Booz Allen
  • Ana Dutra Global Corporate Board Director, best-selling author, and former CEO; WBC Board
  • Michele Fabrizi President & CEO, MARC USA
  • Caroline Feeney CEO, U.S. Insurance and Retirement Businesses Prudential Financial
  • Charlean Gmunder COO, Blue Apron
  • Susan Herzberg CEO, BrainScope
  • Megan Myungwon Lee Chair & CEO, Panasonic Corporation of North America
  • Rebecca Liebert Executive Vice President, PPG Industries
  • Jill McConnell CFO, LabCorp Drug Development
  • Penny Pennington Managing Partner, Edward Jones
  • Marnette Perry Chairperson of the Board, Grange: Mutual Holding & Insurance Company; Former Senior Vice President, Kroger
  • Diana Reid Former Executive Vice President, PNC
  • Kathy Ross Division Vice-President, North American Workplace Solutions
  • Joanne Berger Sweeney President Trinity College – Hartford. CT
  • Patty Watson President, Intrado Cloud Collaboration



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