15+ Women In Leadership Roles at Awesome Companies You’ll Want to Work For

Women belong in all places where decisions are being made… It shouldn’t be that women are the exception. —Ruth Bader Ginsburg

At FindSpark, we’re proud to be a certified women-owned business and to work with clients that have incredible female leaders at the helm. Through our programs like Hustle Summit, unique partnerships like the FAME by Grey portfolio school, our highly-curated job board, and more, we’re thrilled to connect top companies with future leaders from diverse backgrounds.

We’re pleased to introduce you to just a few of our partner companies and the leaders behind them!


Amanda Lannert

CEO at Jellyvision Lab

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Amanda is the C.E.O. of The Jellyvision Lab, a recent Hustle Summit Chicago employer, and startup that helps companies choose employee benefits using AI. Under her leadership, Jellyvision has become one of Chicago’s fastest-growing tech companies, landed a new round of funding, and cultivated an awesome, unique company culture. If that sounds awesome to you, go check out their open roles on our job board. According to our sources, Amanda loves cheese and her favorite color is blue (take notes if you’re trying to network with her!). She’s also climbed Mt. Rainier, Salcantay, and Kilimanjaro.


Anjali Sud

CEO at Vimeo

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Anjali runs things at Vimeo, a platform to host, share, and stream videos in HD with no ads. Her successful business career began at Wharton and Harvard Business Schools. She then went on to work at Sagent Advisors, Time Warner, Amazon (where she was director of marketing), and finally Vimeo. At Vimeo, worked her way up from VP of Global Marketing to CEO. Anjali was also honored as one of Forbes’ “40 Under 40”.


Amy Avery

Chief Intelligence Officer at Droga5

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Amy’s specialty lies in using data to derive stories and insights about what makes consumers tick. Her analytic acumen has landed her several, senior positions at top agencies, including J. Walter Thompson, BBDO, and Droga5, where she’s now Chief Intelligence Officer. Brands she’s worked with include AT&T, Starbucks, Johnson & Johnson, HSBC and more. 


Ali Howard

Senior Director and Head of Sales, Washington DC at Yelp

Ali Howard is somewhat of a legend in the Yelp sales team. She started out as an Account Executive at Yelp, where she became the #1 rep in the San Francisco office in June of 2011. Later, in 2014, she ranked the top performing Sales Manager in the London office. Eventually, Ali rose to become the Senior Director and Head of Sales of Yelp’s D.C. office, where she’s been for three months now. Throughout her career with Yelp, she lived and worked in four different cities.


Claude Silver

Chief Heart Officer at VaynerMedia

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Claude is VaynerMedia’s Chief Heart Officer–a unique title that reflects her dynamic skill set. As Chief Heart Officer, Claude guides client relationships, global brand strategies, operations, and management. Before coming home to VaynerMedia, she held several leadership positions at agencies, like J. Walter Thompson, SAY Media, and Publicis London.


Debby Reiner

CEO at Grey New York.

Debby became the first-ever CEO of Grey, New York in December 2016. The Harvard grad played a pivotal role in establishing Grey as one of the leading beauty agencies. Some of the clients they’ve worked with under Debby’s lead include Pantene, Ellen DeGeneres, CoverGirl transgender model Tracey Norman, and Gillette. 


Eileen Fisher

Founder of EILEEN FISHER

The founder of the women’s clothing brand EILEEN FISHER paid her own way through college as a waitress, since her family decided that they preferred to save their money for her brother’s education. Before launching EILEEN FISHER, she worked as an interior designer and graphic artist. Today, EILEEN FISHER is one of the most successful sustainable clothing brands in the world. EILEEN FISHER is also a Hustle Summit employer. You can read job hunt tips from their Talent Leader right here.


Heather Torreggiani

CMO at VSA Partners

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Heather Torreggiani spearheads growth strategy for VSA’s business development, marketing, PR, brand, and content departments. She has 20 years of experience in agency leadership, account management, and strategic planning with top agencies, like DDB and BBDO in Chicago, New York, and Sydney. Before joining VSA partners, she led business development as Leo Burnett’s Director of Growth and helped found Farmhouse, the company’s innovation brand.


Julie Veloz

Vice President, Learning Development North America at IPG Mediabrands

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Julie leads innovative learning & development strategies across the 13 business units under the IPG Mediabrands umbrella. She’s also co-founder of ROAR, a Diversity and Inclusion Employee Resource Group at IPG. Her accomplishments as VP of L & D include skyrocketing learning and development scores from 44% to 77% and relaunching IPG’s corporate training systems, globally. Julie also owns her own line of artisan soaps and body products.


Karen Seamen

COO at Cramer-Krasselt

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Karen is responsible for managing C-K’s largest office and operations across the C-K network. Under her leadership, C-K has become what Advertising Age called “the hardest-charging independent agency” in the business. She is also on the board of the 4A’s, and the Chicago Advertising Federation. Karen’s also been named among Ad Age’s “40 Women to Watch”  and one of Crain’s “Women to Watch.”


Katie Foley Ioanilli

SVP Global Corporate Communications at Ralph Lauren

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Katie is responsible for all global corporate and internal communications at Ralph Lauren, an employer at our upcoming networking night, Hustle Summit in NYC. In her role, she oversees project management, events, philanthropy, public policy, and CSR, among other efforts. Before arriving at Ralph Lauren, she was a partner at Brunswick Group for nine years, where she oversaw projects related to crisis, mergers, and acquisitions.


Lauren Dadigan

Director of Sales Development at CB Insights

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

As Director of Sales Development, Lauren has overseen the mammoth success of one of the fastest-growing startups in the USA, CB Insights. She’s moved up swiftly throughout her sales career, starting out as an Account Executive at Poppin, moving into managerial positions at General Assembly and Bitly, and finally scoring a Director title at CB Insights. Lauren has also been a mentor to the FindSpark community and shared job hunt tips in this Facebook Live interviewleading up to CB Insights’ participation in Hustle Summit


Michelle Webb

Executive Director of Employee Experience at TEKsystems

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

As Executive Director, Michelle oversees strategic initiatives for hiring, developing and retaining team members to help TEKsystems grow in thought leadership and financial success. During her tenure as a Director at TEKsystems, the company was named among Fortune’s “100 Best Companies to Work For”. Perhaps most impressive about Michelle’s career is her trajectory from Recruiter to Executive Director.


Michele Prota

Global Chief Talent Officer, KBS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

After spending over a decade working in Talent for multibillion-dollar companies, global advertising networks, and small tech-led creative shops, Michele has developed a special talent in driving creativity, employee happiness, business growth, and profitability. Michelle’s notable achievements have been recognized in Campaign, The Drum, and AdWeek, where the parental leave she designed was referred to as the “Gold Standard”.


Melanie Behling

Group Business Director and Founding Member at We Are Unlimited

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Melanie is Group Business Director and a founding member of Mcdonald’s-dedicated agency We Are Unlimited. As such, she’s overseen the execution of some of their most digitally innovative campaigns. A recent campaign that was launched under her leadership uses augmented reality Snapchat filters to promote McDonald’s coffee. Prior to We Are Unlimited, Melanie held several senior and director roles at agencies like Leo Burnett, M&C Staachi and more.

 

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