One of the things that I love about my role here at Linkage is the people whom I interact with every day—I’m constantly inspired by stories of change, fresh insights, and the opportunity to learn from remarkable leaders who are living out their passion each and every day. These are just a few of the many reasons that I’ve come to enjoy the annual selection process for Linkage’s Women in Leadership Executive Impact Award.
This year, after careful review and (and sometimes spirited!) debate, our committee selected four leaders, each of whom have demonstrated a deep commitment to advancing women leaders, and have accelerated the growth of women in their organization and community.
This year’s recipients have created a remarkable legacy that has had a profound impact on others around them. Heartfelt nominations featuring stories of personal and professional transformation and words like trailblazer, outspoken advocate, one-of-a-kind leader, and diversity champion were used to describe them. Each of them have made it their mission to drive change in their organization and make every day better for the people around them.
Without further ado, the 2017 recipients are:
- Jana Barbe, Partner & Former Global Vice Chair, Dentons
- Michelle Oroschakoff, Managing Director, Chief Legal & Risk Officer, LPL Financial
- James Sterbenz, Senior Vice President of U.S. Sales, Campbell Soup Company
- Michelle Webb, Director of Diversity & Inclusion, TEKsystems
The award recipients will participate in a panel to share their stories of inspiration at our Women in Leadership Institute™ on November 15, 2017 in Dallas, TX. The panel will be moderated by Institute co-chair and Wall Street Veteran Carla Harris.
Join us and over 800 women leaders to hear our recipients share their insights. It may just inspire you to take the next step in your career and become a one-of-a-kind leader. I hope to see you there!