The Nominees Women Recommend:

Women Recommend:

Dr Condoleeza Rice

Government of the United States
Industry: 

"When I interviewed with Dr. Condoleeza Rice at the White House, she said I could have the position only if I committed to speaking up. She empowered me to share my recommendations not just because it was allowed but because it was expected."

Dr Condoleeza Rice
Diplomat: served as 66th United States Secretary of State

Recommeded by:
Nilmini Rubin
Vice President, Tetra Tech

Geena Davis

Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media
Industry: 

"Geena Davis created an Institute on Gender and Media that is doing fabulous work to demonstrate the depiction (or lack thereof) of women and is helping to find ways to fix that."

Geena Davis,
Oscar winning Actress, Founder, The Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media

Recommended by:
Nilmini Gunaratne Rubin
Vice President, Tetra Tech

Auren Hoffman

SafeGraph

recommended for
"believing in me as an entrepreneur so so early in my startup career and making countless life-changing introductions"

Auren Hoffman
entrepreneur, angel investor and author
CEO, SafeGraph

Recommended by
Dina Kaplan, founder 'The Path'

Nicole Patrice De Member

Indais
Industry: 

"a rockstar femme!"

Nicole Patrice DeMember
Nicole Patrice DeMember is an internationally known entrepreneur, investor and advisor that works with high profile startups and NGOs.
Founder of Indais, Toi, GrooveTickets and Effigy Studios

Recommended by:
Kym McNicolas
TV Host/Anchor/ Journalist

Adriana Gascoigne

Girls in Tech

"Adriana, at her core is one of the most authentic powerful women in tech. She not only has a proven track record of her brilliance in Silicon Valley, but is now helping other women make their dreams come true in the STEM fields."

Adriana Gascoigne
Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Girls in Tech, a global non-profit dedicated to empowering, educating, and mentoring women in the technology industry

Recommended by:
Kym McNicholas
TV host/Anchor/ Journalist

Susan Thomas

Trainer Communications

"Rockstar ceo of a great PR firm that manages mid-level enterprise companies. brilliant! Always helping everyone to succeed. I don't know if there is enough time in the day to share all of what she does to promote ALL of those who aspire to achieve success, especially women. She truly leads by example in hiring, promoting, and inspiring an incredibly cohesive, successful, and passionate team. She is one of the most incredible unknown people in silicon valley but to all who know her, they feel blessed.
She always has the attitude of, "how can i help you?'"

Susan Thomas
CEO, 10Fold Communications
Founder, President & CEO Trainer Communications
Susan Thomas has provided marketing communications and public relations services for technology companies for more than 20 years.

Recommended by Kym McNicholas
TV Host/ Anchor/ Journalist

Hannah Jones

Nike
Industry: 

Hannah Jones,
‎CSO & VP of the Innovation Accelerator, Nike

"Hannah has passion, - brutal honestly, support, vision and encourages / empowers you to do the same . She helps you reach deep find yourself and allows you to be you. She helps you dream, deliver big, support big, stand together - all while standing by a moral compass that deliver both business and sustainability success."

Recommended by
Susi Proudman
VP Global Footwear Materials, Nike

Jan Singer

Victoria's Secret
Industry: 

Jan Singer,
CEO, Victoria's Secret

"Jan always had your back, even when you didn't know. She created space for you to be successful, she gave you tools to be a great leader, she was honest, she called you on your s**t but everything she did was for you and the best (or worst) was you didn't know / understand /appreciate until she was gone.."

Recommended by:
Susi Proudman
VP Global Footwear Materials, Nike

Sheree Waterson

Nasty Gal
Industry: 

"Sheree knew what she wanted, but respected opinion, encouraged out of the box thinking and cared more about the person than the company. She empowered self belief and collaboration and encouraged you to live in the present and just breathe!"

Sheree Waterman
CEO, Nasty Gal

Recommended by
Susi Proudman
VP Global Footwear Materials, Nike

Beth Comstock

GE

Recommended
"For mentoring me, and so many others, proactively, consistently, generously, giving of her time, her network, her lessons learned, all while becoming Vice Chair of GE. Always available, always humble, always curious, always supportive"

Beth Comstock
Vice Chair, GE

Recommended by
by Hannah Jones
Chief Sustainability Officer & VP The Innovation Accelerator, Nike

Dr. Youssef Mahmoud

International Peace Institute
Industry: 

Dr. Youssef Mahmoud
Senior Adviser at the International Peace Institute
Nominated
"for his constance guidance and humility"

Recommended by
Alaa Murabit
UN High-Level Commissioner on Health Employment & Economic Growth

Bela Kapur

Bela Kapur- recommended for
"Her role modeling of compassion in leadership"

Recommended by:
Alaa Murabit
United Nations

Patrick McKenna

HighRidge Global
Industry: 

recommended for
"patiently mentoring me every step of the way with The Path, combining wisdom and expertise with never-ending kindness"

Patrick McKenna
HighRidge Global

Recommended by:
Dina Kaplan
Founder, 'The Path'

Geraldine Laybourne

Oxygen Media
Industry: 

Nominated by Dina Kaplan:
"for believing in me and changing my life with our first revenue deal for my first company"

Geraldine Laybourne:
co-founder of women's programming network, Oxygen Media.
American serial entrepreneur in media and technology, referred to as "one of the most powerful women in television", and leader of the team "that created Nickelodeon in the 80's and 90's"

Sheryl Sandberg

Industry: 

"Her book and her speeches did a LOT for all women's careers"

Recommended by:
Eliane Fiolet
Co-Founder, Ubergizmo

Nancy Heinen

Apple
Industry: 

Nancy Heinen
former General Counsel, Apple

Recommended by:
Wendy Lea
CEO Cintrifuse, angel investor, board member

Heidi Roizen

DFJ

Heidi Roizen
Operating Partner at DFJ

Recommended by:
Wendy Lea
CEO Cintrifuse, angel investor, board member, strategic advisor

Michael Golland, Esq

Hamrick and Evans Law
Industry: 

"Michael was recommended to me by my book agent as "one of the few people in LA you can really trust". She was right. He is a very good man. He has been my lawyer for 5 years now, and time and again went out of his way to help me and my career probono - as there's never enough support for women in film.
Thank you Michael"

Michael Golland, Esq
Hamrick and Evans Law
Recommended by:
Wendy Dent
Founder/CEO, Cinemmerse and RecommendedByWomen.com

Eric Bolt

Apple
Industry: 

"You know how you feel, when you meet someone and they really believe in you, and get what you're trying to accomplish, and say "how can I help?" That's Eric. If there were more men like him in our world, women would be much further ahead, and so would our globe. Thank you Eric."

Eric Bolt
Apple
Recommended by:
Wendy Dent:
founder/Ceo of Cinemmerse and RecommendedByWomen.com

Raju Narisetti

Gizmodo
Industry: 

"Raju has impressed me on two levels. First, he is always respectful and reliable, and follows up. Secondly, he is one of the very best and most vocal advocates for gender equality that I've seen. He is always sharing on social media great links about the importance of diversity, and it really made a difference to me feeling this isn't just a struggle by women for women. He has encouraged me and it made a difference. Thank you Raju."

Raju Narisetti:
Senior Vice-President of NewsCorp - about to be CEO of Gizmodo
World Economic Forum Young Global Leader alum
Recommended by Wendy Dent:
Founder/CEO, Cinemmerse & RecommendedByWomen
World Economic Forum Young Global Leader

Kaliya 'Identity-Woman'

Identity Conference
Industry: 

"Kaliya is a genuine champion for women in technology. She has been of great help to me. Often women 'talk the talk' about gender equality but don't follow up to help other women. Kaliya is an exception. She is one of the most reliable people I know, with a great heart and is a passionate advocate to improve opportunities for women in tech. Thank you Kaliya."

Kaliya 'Identity Woman'
Founder 'She's Geeky'
World Economic Forum Young Global Leader
Recommended by Wendy Dent:
Founder/CEO Cinemmerse and RecommendedByWomen.com

Lars Jannick Johansen

Social Capital Fund

"Lars was a great help with my startup, and in every meeting I felt he never doubted my potential. He was very encouraging with positive constructive suggestions, ensured that he followed up very promptly and welcomed me to reach out any time I needed. Thank you Lars."

Lars Jannick Johansen:
CEO and Board Member of Den Sociale Kapitalfond (The Social Capital Fund), Denmark

Recommended by Wendy Dent:
Founder/CEO, Cinemmerse & RecommendedByWomen
World Economic Forum Young Global Leader