Andrea Jung, Chairman and CEO of Avon Products– Andrea Jung, a graduate of Princeton University, joined Avon Products, Inc. in 1994 as president, product marketing for Avon U.S. She was elected president, global marketing, in 1996, an executive vice president in 1997, president and a director of the company in 1998, chief operating officer from 1998 to 1999, chief executive officer in 1999 and chairman of the board in 2001.
Prior to her current role, Ms. Jung was President and Chief Operating Officer, with full P&L responsibility for Avon’s business units worldwide. From 1996 to 1998, she ascended to senior level positions within Avon’s product marketing group, where she oversaw research and development, market research, strategic planning, joint ventures and alliances. Ms. Jung joined the company in January 1994 as President, Product Marketing Group, Avon U.S.
Before joining Avon, Ms. Jung was Executive Vice President at Neiman Marcus from 1991 to 1993, responsible for accessories, cosmetics and women’s, intimate and children’s apparel. Prior to that, she was Senior Vice President, General Merchandising Manager, at I. Magnin from 1987 to 1991.
Brenda Barnes, CEO of Sara Lee- Brenda C. Barnes serves as President of Beverage Products Corporation. Ms. Barnes serves as Vice President of Air and Car Rental Operations at Hotwire, Inc. Ms. Barnes served as President of Sara Lee Corporation from July 2004 to October 27, 2005 and Chief Operating Officer from July 2004 to February 2005.
Carol Ann Bartz CEO of Yahoo!– Carol Ann Bartz (born August 29, 1948) is the President and CEO of Yahoo!. It is the Internet services company which operates the third most visited Website in the world. She was previously Chairman, President, and CEO at Autodesk, the world’s largest producer of design software for use in architecture, engineering and building construction.
Ellen J. Kullman President, Chairman and CEO of E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company (“DuPont”)– Ellen Kullman, 54, is chair of the board and chief executive officer of DuPont. She is the 19th executive to lead the company in more than 208 years of DuPont history. Ellen became CEO on Jan.1, 2009, and chair of the board on Dec. 31 that year. She was president from Oct. 1 through Dec. 31, 2008. Prior to that, she served as executive vice president and a member of the company’s office of the chief executive.
Hilary Rowland CEO of Hilary.com– Entrepreneur, founder of www.NewFaces.com and www.Hilary.com as well as several others. I also put on film, fashion and media networking brunch and dinner events with the proceeds going to charity. HILARY Magazine (www.hilary.com) was the first online women’s magazine. In 1995, when Hilary was just 15, she set out to make a magazine that would be a positive influence in young women’s lives. The goal: fashion, fun and female empowerment!
Lynn Laverty Elsenhans Chief Executive Officer of Sunoco Logistics Partners L.P.– Ms. Elsenhans was elected to the Board of Directors in August 2008 and was elected Chairman of the Board in October 2008. Ms. Elsenhans has been President and Chief Executive Officer of Sunoco, Inc. since August 2008 and Chairman of Sunoco, Inc. since January 1, 2009. Prior to that, she was Executive Vice President of Global Manufacturing for Shell Downstream, Inc. from 2005 to 2008. Ms. Elsenhans is a director of International Paper Company. On April 27, 2010, the Board of Directors of the Company appointed Lynn L. Elsenhans, age 53, as Chief Executive Officer of the Company, effective July 1, 2010.
Mary F. Sammons chief executive officer of Rite Aid Corporation.- Ms. Sammons has been Chairman of the Board of the Company since June 2007 and has been a member of Rite Aid’s Board of Directors since December 5, 1999 and Chief Executive Officer since June 2003. Ms. Sammons was President of Rite Aid from December 1999 to September 2008.
Sheryl Sandberg (COO) Chief Operating Officer of Facebook– In March 2008 Sheryl Sandberg was named COO of Facebook, where she manages business operations including sales, marketing, business development, human resources, public policy, privacy, and communications. Prior to Facebook, Sheryl was Vice President of Global Online Sales and Operations at Google, where she built and managed the online sales channels for advertising and publishing and operations for consumer products globally.
Stacey Snider CEO of DreamWorks Studios– Her job responsibilities include marketing, production and domestic distribution at Universal Pictures. In 2002, the Hollywood Reporter named Snider the second most powerful woman in the entertainment industry. A University of Pennsylvania graduate, Snider also graduated with a law degree from UCLA in 1985. After graduation she began working in the mail room at the Triad Agency and soon became th assistant at Simpson-Bruckheimer Productions. Later she moved on to become director of development and, ultimately, Executive Vice President at Guber-Peters Entertainment Company (GPEC). In 1992, she became president of TriStar Pictures and was in charge of films such as Sleepless in Seattle, Philadelphia, Jumanjii, and Legends of the Fall.
Susan M. Ivey, CEO of Reynolds American, Inc.– Susan Ivey is president and chief executive officer of Reynolds American Inc., as well as president of RAI Services Company. She was chairman of Reynolds American from Jan. 1, 2006, to Oct. 31, 2010, but remains a member of the board until she retires on Feb. 28, 2011. She became president, chief executive officer and a director of Reynolds American in January 2004. She became president of RAI Services in January 2010. She also served as chairman of RAI’s largest subsidiary, R.J. Reynolds, from July 2004 through April 2008.