National Diversity & Leadership Conference Announces the 2020 Power 50

National Diversity & Leadership Conference Announces the 2020 Power 50

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Monday, October 26, 2020 - 6:15pm

The National Diversity Council will host the 2020 National Diversity and Leadership Conference virtually on October 27-28, 2020, and November 4-5,2020. This year’s theme is “Max Talent”. This virtual conference will feature big-name keynote speakers such as Donna Brazile, Anne Chow, Tony Plana, Carly Fiorina and more. During the conference, professionals will gain access to learning sessions held by industry experts, organizational tracks, and endless inspiration that highlight the importance of diversity and inclusion in the workplace. 

The Power 50 features C-Suite leaders from top companies who endeavor to improve not just their departments and companies, but their communities as well. 

Selection to the list was based on the following criteria:

  • Exhibits commitment to the success of their company in terms of generating growth and profitability.

  • Is regarded as a respected and knowledgeable figure by peers and mentors alike.

  • Demonstrates dedication to community service and empowers other women in achieving their success.

  • Has significant power in her organization and possesses strong leadership skills which have directly benefited her organization.

“The 2020 Power 50  is a true testament to the abilities of women in the workplace,” said Dennis Kennedy, Founder and Chair of the National Diversity Council. “Each year, we are amazed and inspired at the achievements of each awardee. The 2020 class is truly a powerful force.”

Dr. Alissa Abdullah 

Senior Vice President, Deputy Chief Security Officer 

Mastercard Operations & Technology


Alli Phillips 

Chief Operating Officer / Chief Financial Officer 



Amanda Hodges

Senior Vice President, North America Marketing

Dell Technologies


Anita Ryan

Senior Vice President of Human Resources 

Ulta Beauty


Annette Martinez

Senior Vice President 

State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Companies 


April Laurel Bailey

Executive Vice President

Commercial Banking and Marine Finance

Amegy Bank


Barbara J. Burger

President, Chevron Technology Ventures



Carrie Varoquiers 

Vice president, Global Impact and Employee Life 



Deb Sinta

Vice President of Talent, Inclusion and Culture

Tyson Foods


Denise Casalino

Executive Vice President



Diana Ellsworth


McKinsey &Company’s


Ellen de Brabander

R&D Senior Vice President



Freda Lee

Senior Vice President - Head of Relationship Management

AIG Retirement Services


Giselle Phan

VP, Global Community Development and HR Communications

Western Digital 


Harriet Dominique

Senior Vice President USAA Corporate Responsibility and Community Affairs



Holly Shaskey-Platek

Former Executive Vice President Chief Human Resource Officer


Julie Holzrichter

Chief Operating Officer

CME Group


Kate Gebo

Executive Vice President

Human Resources and Labor Relations

United Airlines


Kathleen Grillo 

Senior Vice President of Public Policy and Government Affairs



Kimberly L. Dickens

Senior Vice President and Chief People Officer

Univar Solutions


Kristy N. Waterman 

Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Government Affairs 

Dean Foods Company


Laura Duda 

Senior Vice President, Global Communications 

The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company.


Lily Yan Hughes

Senior Vice President, Chief Legal Officer & Corporate Secretary

Arrow Electronics, Inc


Manjula Talreja

Senior Vice President, Customer Success



Margie M. Harris

SVP Chief Human Resources Officer

Tellurian Inc 


Martha Cutright Sarra 

Vice President & Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer 

The Kroger Co.


Mary T. Agoglia Hoeltzel 

Senior Vice President Tax and Global Chief Accounting Officer 

Cigna Corporation.


Mary Spears 

Vice president and Chief Accounting Officer 



Michele Hintz

Senior Vice President

Booz Allen Hamilton


Nan Ferrara

Executive Vice President, Operations and Continuous Improvement

Voya Financial, Inc.


Nikki Morgan

Executive Vice President, Houston



Pamela Brylski 

Senior Vice President 

Morgan Stanley

Paula Hubbard 

Senior Vice President of Human Resources

McLane Company, Inc. 


Shauna Bradford

SVP, Treasury Solutions Officer 

Bank of America 


Shelley Simpson 

Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer 

J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc.


Sheryl Corrigan 

Director of Environmental, Health and Safety

Koch Industries, Inc.,


Susan Medina

Head of Executive Search &; Int’l Talent Acquisition

CVS Health


Susan Sheffield

Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer 

GM Financial


Tammy Moss Finley

Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary

Advance Auto Parts, Inc.


Veronica Foley

Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary 

Precision Drilling Corporation


Vaishali S. Bhatia 

Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary

HollyFrontier Corporation


Yasmin Huebinger 

Senior Vice President and Relationship Manager in the Middle Market Group

Capital One Bank 

Registration for the National Diversity & Leadership Conference is ongoing and can be completed at For 2021 sponsorship opportunities, please contact Dennis Kennedy at

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