Women Leaders in AI: IBM honors female business leaders in AI

IBM announced the second honoreees list to help provide visibility to women leading in AI

From time to time, I will be posting social awareness stories, which is one them: IBM announced Women Leaders in AI, who are using artificial intelligence to drive transformation, growth and innovation across a wide variety of industries. You can read the stories of the leaders here.

Here is the rationale of IBM’s list: “These leaders were chosen because they and their companies are demonstrating the power of AI to help improve business and work for their customers and employees.” The annual recognition not only celebrates the honorees’ accomplishments, but also creates a peer network for them to learn from each other and discover approaches for applying AI to solve pressing business challenges, according to IBM.

Here are 35 female business leaders from 12 countries:

  1. Tiphanie Combre, Senior Director, AI Assisted Service and Automation, ADP (U.S.)
  2. Amy Shreve-McDonald, Lead Product Marketing Manager for Business Digital Experience, AT&T (U.S.)
  3. Mara Reiff, Vice President, Strategy and Business Intelligence, Bell Canada (Canada)
  4. Tammy Lucas, Vice President of Marketing, Best Western Hotels & Resorts (U.S.)
  5. Sheila Ambruster, Senior Manager, Strategic Architecture, The Boeing Company (U.S.)
  6. Claire Lucas, Head of Artificial Intelligence, Bouygues Telecom (France)
  7. Rosa Martinez, Cognitive Project Manager, CaixaBank (Spain)
  8. Michèle Brengou, Cognitive Factory Business Leader, Crédit Mutuel (France)
  9. Ashley Lawrence, Research and Innovation Project Manager, Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency (U.S.)
  10. Maiga Bishop, Director of Business Intelligence and Analytics, Dillard’s (U.S.) 
  11. Jo Ann Tan, Head of Infrastructure, The Hartford (U.S.)
  12. Susanna Shen, General Manager—Corporate IT, Hong Kong and China Gas Company Ltd. (Hong Kong, China)
  13. Yui Ozawa, Chief, AI Promotion Team, its communications Inc. (Japan)
  14. Ryoko Miyashita, Manager, Customer Service Department, Customer Service Section, JACCS Co., Ltd. (Japan)
  15. Momo Tokumon, Assistant Manager, Web Sales, Japan Airlines (Japan)
  16. Karla Capela Morais, CEO and Founder, KOY–Law Intelligence (Brazil)
  17. Marisa Ferrara Boston, Automation and AI Lead Architect, Audit Technology, KPMG LLP (U.S.)
  18. Junko Kato, Manager of the Customer Service Administration Office, Meiji Yasuda Life Insurance Co. (Japan)  
  19. Donna Dodson, Chief Cybersecurity Advisor, NIST: National Institute of Standards and Technology (U.S.)
  20. Kristen Bennie, Head of Open Experience, NatWest Group (U.K.)
  21. Lisa Bouari, Executive Director, OutThought AI Assistants (Australia)
  22. Melissa Molstad, Director of Common Platforms, Data Strategy and Vendor Relations, PayPal (U.S.)
  23. Linda Maruta, Head of Product, Pulsar (U.K.)
  24. Izumi Hatta, Manager, AI Skills & Dialog Group, Rakuten, Inc. (Japan)
  25. Amala Duggirala, Enterprise Chief Operations and Technology Officer, Regions Bank (U.S.)
  26. Carol Chen, Vice President for Global Marketing, Global Commercial, Royal Dutch Shell (U.K.)
  27. Monica Pedraza Garcia, Operations Director, Santander (Spain)
  28. Sabine Rinser-Willuhn, Manager, HR Systems, Siemens AG (Germany)
  29. Aarthi Fernandez, Global Head of Trade Operations Product, Standard Chartered Bank (Singapore)
  30. Jenni Barnett, Executive Director, Digital, Telstra (Australia)
  31. Nicole Hein, Technical Product Owner, Telstra (Australia)
  32. Lee-Lim Sok Keow, Deputy Principal, Temasek Polytechnic (Singapore)
  33. Paola Molino, Head of Transformation Programs, Vodafone (Italy)
  34. Atsuko Shinozuka, Manager, 3D Smart & Try and Omni-Channel Strategy, Wacoal Corp. (Japan)
  35. Piera Valeria Cordaro, Commercial Operations Innovation Manager, Wind Tre S.p.A. (Italy)

IBM started the Women Leaders in AI program in 2019 to help provide visibility to women leading in AI, encourage increased female participation in the field of AI, and provide honorees a network for shared learning. Here are the first honorees.

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