“The issue is one of the most comprehensive and accomplished lists of African American Women executives, ” said L.P. Green, II publisher of Savoy Magazine. ” The success and achievement of African American Women executives across industries isn’t covered enough by the media. Savoy is proud to celebrate the excellence and success of African American Women executives, leading global corporations impacting our communities and the world.”
Savoy’s fall issue features a cover story on Kerry Washington, Forging Her Own Path to Hollywood. This issue spotlights African American Women influencing our community and culture. Including an exclusive interview with Rachel Robinson celebrating 42 years of scholarship awards and the continued success of the Jackie Robinson Foundation. Savoy also examines Women at the top including; Ursula Burns, CEO of Xerox Corporation, Janelle Monae, Sevyn Streeter, Mo’ne Davis, Serena Williams and profiles of the Top Influential Women in Corporate America.
Selection of the Top Influential Women in Corporate America begins by examining the landscape of spheres of influence impacting Savoy’s readership including: corporate sector influence, scholastic achievement, career growth, community outreach and recognition. The information received from over 500 prospective candidates in diverse fields was pre-screened by the selection committee. The selection committee includes the Savoy editorial board and community leaders with representatives from the academic and business arenas. The committee reviewed information on executives in human resources, information, real estate, finance, investment banking, diversity, foundations, procurement, business development, marketing, sales, health care, manufacturing and legal. After reviewing all of the profiles, the field of candidates was narrowed to the 2014 Top Influential Women listing based upon their exemplary record of accomplishments and influence while working to better their community and inspire others.
Gina F. Adams, Senior Vice President, Government Affairs, FedEx Corporation
Aster Angagaw, Senior Vice President, Market Development, Sodexo Corporate Services Division
Deborah P. Ashton, Vice President, Chief Diversity Officer, Novant Health
Letty Ashworth, Director, Global Diversity, Delta Air Lines
Cynthia “Cindy” Augustine, Global Chief Talent Officer, FCB
Debbie Pollock-Berry, Senior Vice President, Human Resources, XO Communications
VeLois Bowers, Vice President, Diversity and Inclusion, CHRISTUS Health
Lajuana Bradford, Senior Vice President, Corporate Social Responsibility, Regions Financial Corporation