Finalists

Meet the 2023 Women of Influence award finalists! They were selected for their remarkable achievements, innovation, and impact on their communities and industries—and the personal and professional lives of others. These finalists are shaping our future and making significant contributions to the world. They are the Voices of Today, Visionaries of Tomorrow.

From this impressive pool of nominees, our distinguished panel of judges will carefully select the final 50 Women of Influence for this year's awards. They are the difference-makers, life-changers, and powerhouse leaders who inspire us all.

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Yasmine Arrington
Founder & Executive Director
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Jasmine Ashton-Leigh
CEO
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Dr. Rajinder Atwal
Medical Director, CEO, Founder, Family Physician, M.D., C.C.F.P.
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Leigh Burgess
Founder, CEO
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Kim Carson
CEO, Founder
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Dielle Charon
CEO and Sales Coach
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LaToya Christian
Managing Partner and Executive Director of Inclusive Strategy and Innovation
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Kelley Cornish
President and CEO
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Toyin Crandell
CEO
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Tatia Davenport
CEO
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Mikeshaya Edwards
Healthcare Executive - Hospital Operations and CEO of M.Edwards Legacy
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Dr. Marie Feagins
Chief of Leadership and High Schools
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Elayna Fernández
Storyteller, Story Strategist, Student of Pain
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Crystal Foote
CEO, Founder
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Kimberly Ford
Founder, President, CEO
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Christine Gannon
Founder, CEO
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Jing Gao
Founder, CEO
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Aurelia Gooden
Engineer, Composer, Pianist, Public Speaker, Inventor
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Demetria L. Graves
Certified Family Law Specialist and Founding Partner
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Lakecia Gunter
Chief Technology Officer, Fortune 50 Tech Executive, Podcast Host
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Claudienne Hibbert-Smith
President
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Dr. Karwanna D. Irving
CEO
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Lisa Jacobson
President, CEO, Influencer, Life Purpose & Positivity Coach
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Dr. Missy Johnson
Screenwriter, Speaker, Author, Coach
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Moira Kucaba
High Performance Coach + Keynote Speaker
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Renata Liuzzi
Founder, CEO
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Dr. Nicole Mason
CEO
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Tara McCarthy, Jamie Tulak, & Lauren Rocco
Co-Founders
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Dawn Menge, PH.D.
President
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Debbie Millman
Podcast Host, Editorial Director, Chair
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Rose Namayanja
Founder, President
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Gaby Natale
Triple Emmy Winning Journalist, Bestselling Author, and Speaker
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Ariana Pareja
Co-Founder, President
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Lani Phillips
Vice President, Partner Sales in Americas [and] CEO, Fullcircle Leadership Group
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Henna Pryor
Workplace Performance Expert, 2x TEDx Speaker, Author
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Valerie Rainford
CEO and Founder
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Sara Ross
Chief Vitality Officer, Keynote Speaker, Bestselling Author
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Brianna Russell
CEO, Founder
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Mika Shino
Founder, CEO
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Janice Skoreyko
Author, Keynote Speaker, Integrative Health & Performance Expert, International Social Impact Business Mentor
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Shameca Tankerson
CEO
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Julie Thomas
President and CEO
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Dr. Michelle S. Thomas
Founder/CEO
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Aurora Threats
Writer, Creator, Executive Producer
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Kylie van Luyn
Founder
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Jacqueline Vazquez
Entrepreneur, bestselling author, speaker, podcast host, woman's wellness advocate
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Madona Wambua
Founder, CTO
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Katherine Warnock
Vice President of Original Content, The Chosen TV series
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Cristina Wilson
Author, Speaker, Combat Veteran, Business Strategist
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Dr. Judy Wright
Founder
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Early Bird Nominations Open
8/17
Last Day of Early Bird
10/30
Nominations Close
11/1
Judging
Begins
2/4/25
Finalists Announced
2/6/25
Women’s Issue on Newsstands