boss corporate women

For the past month, we have been sharing all types of amazing women you should know and follow.  As we prepare for our biggest event, Boss Women of the Year, we thought what better way to prepare you than to give you a little taste of what you will experience in person.  We’ve covered Boss Moms, Boss Spiritual Warriors, and Boss Entrepreneurs.  Now it is time to share 10 Boss Corporate Women You Should Know.

10 Boss Corporate Women We Want You to Know


1. Valeisha Butterfield Jones

Title: Global Head of Women and Black Community Engagement at Google

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Since January 2018, Valeisha Butterfield Jones has been responsible for driving systemic and measurable change to ensure equity for Women and African-Americans not only at Google but in tech overall, including recruitment, retention and brand practices and communications. A graduate of Clark Atlanta University, Valeisha is also the CEO of WEEN, Women Entertainment Empowerment Network.

Jones comes with plenty of experience as she has worked in a variety of roles, from executive assistant to the president of HBO Sports, to field director for a North Carolina Supreme Court Justice, to an unpaid internship with music mogul Russell Simmons.  She has also worked for former President Obama, under presidential appointment, as the Deputy Director of Public Affairs for the International Trade Administration and as the National Youth Vote Director for the 2012 Obama for America campaign.

2. Adrienne Trimble

Title: President and CEO of National Minority Supplier Development Council

Recently appointed to President and CEO in August 2018, the National Minority Supplier Development Council provides a direct link between corporate America and Asian, Black, Hispanic and Native American-owned businesses.  This is the primary objective of the National Minority Supplier Development Council, which is also one of the country’s leading business membership organizations.

Prior to this role, Adrienne Trimble was a General Manager of Diversity & Inclusion at Toyota.

3. Lura Hobbs

Title: Chief Brand Strategist, Solstice Strategies

Next in our round-up of boss corporate women is Lura Hobbs. Lura is an innovative senior marketing executive with extensive experience in client-side brand marketing and agency-side creative strategy and leadership. Her experience spans leading a $2 Billion national brand client-side to developing consumer strategy from scratch for technology start-ups pre and post VC funding.  She specializes in identifying brand and business growth strategies through business analytics and consumer insights.  

4. Sarah McAloon

Title: Chief Marketing Executive 

When it comes to food & marketing Sarah is definitely a person you should know!  Sarah served as the President of Del Frisco’s Grille Brand at Del Frisco’s Restaurant Group, Inc. from March 2017 until September 1, 2017. As head of the Grille, she oversaw the operations of its 23 locations.   

Prior to Del Frisco’s, Sarah was the Chief Marketing Officer of Sbarro LLC for almost 3 years, served as Chief Marketing Officer of Cicis for 2 years and served as Director of National Marketing and Media at Yum! Brands.  At Yum! Brands, Sarah guided brand marketing strategy for Pizza Hut, Inc. During her nine-year tenure at Yum! Brands, she implemented programs that grew Pizza Huts business during a weakened economy and also launched the successful WingStreet brand, recognized as a Hot Concepts in 2007 by Nations Restaurant News.

5. Hattie Hill

Title: President & CEO, WFF (Women’s Foodservice Forum)

Like a true Boss Woman, Hattie Hill is on a mission to change how women are represented in the foodservice industry.  Although foodservice is the nation’s second largest industry, next to the Federal Government, women only account for 10%.

Never heard of WFF? Well, we are here to give you all the deets! Women’s Foodservice Forum (WFF) is the industry’s premier leadership development organization, working since 1989 on advancing women in the food industry. Based in Dallas, WFF serves thousands of women and men, as well as hundreds of employers across the United States in all segments of the industry including operations, manufacturing, distribution, publishing, consulting, and more.


6. Toni Howard Lowe

Title: Global Head of Global Head of PeopleFirst Office – Diversity, Inclusion, Culture & Corporate Social Responsibility at McAfee

Founder: The Corporate Tea


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So here’s what I learned as I reflect over career lessons for 2018. That most of us, are measuring the idea of success with a faulty ruler. That many of us are focusing our career efforts on what I like to describe as, spending 100% of our time on 10% of who we are. I’m declaring that PEACE IS THE NEW SUCCESS. Did you know that psychiatrist official figures show that women aged 25-54 are more stressed than their male colleagues, with this pressure peaking for those aged 35-44, when many women are juggling family responsibilities, such as caring for children and elderly parents.I know, social media and peer comparison will have you thinking differently… but your timeline is lying people aren’t, in fact, living ”their best life”. Listen, time and your energy really do = mental, spiritual and professional wealth. So over the next 120 days forward I’m committed to better aligning to the things that bring peace vs stress. So tell me, what will you be saying ”no” to, and ”yes” to more? #careergoals #careeradvice #motivationmonday #stress #peace . . . Face beat💄@mua.treason

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With a career in Human Resources beginning about 10 years ago, Toni Lowe has made it her mission to advocate for women and minorities in the workplace. She challenges organizations to maximize their full potential, create value, and advocate for a positive employee experience. Toni does this by partnering to provide key expertise to include: diversity & inclusion, corporate social responsibility, recruitment & retention, and conflict resolution just to name a few. 

Toni Lowe is also the founder and creator of the Corporate Tea, an online-offline platform that helps professionals navigate the unspoken and unwritten rules of Corporate America.  She tackles the hard topics like HR basics and salary negotiation while sharing the “tea” on how to architect your career, as well as my musings on thriving in corporate America.

7. Mia Lawrence

Title: Senior Brand Manager Sally Beauty 

For the past 6 years, Mia has called Sally Beauty her career home overseeing the many beauty brands we all love from the store.  A graduate of Texas Women’s University with an MBA in business, Mia has a passion for elevating and growing brands by delivering innovative and on-trend product concepts to market.  She has proven success in developing and executing brand strategies to drive sales and improve profitability.

Prior to Sally Beauty, she worked at Dr, Pepper Snapple Group as a Brand Licensing Coordinator and Innovation & Brand Planning Coordinator

8. Nicole Smith

Title: Cheif Marketing Executive, Former CMO of WNBA Dallas Wings

With over 15 years as a marketer, Nicole makes our list as she dominated her position as head of marketing for the WNBA’s Dallas Wings.  Smith’s extensive experience with the Walt Disney Company, NASCAR and Major League Baseball working on programs to help brands connect with consumers in the interest of driving value, translated into her role building presence for the Dallas Wings.

9. Alicia Criner

Title: Director of Digital Marketing & E-commerce, Lancome at L’Oreal

Alicia is an award-winning marketing maven and motivational speaker with over 10 years of experience in product marketing, digital media, and e-commerce at Fortune 100 and start-up companies. She is currently the Director of Digital Marketing and E-commerce for the $1 billion Lancôme brand at L’Oréal, managing all website content, development and direct response media for the makeup, skincare and fragrance categories. Prior to this position, she managed digital marketing for the Kérastase and Shu Uemura Art of Hair brands at L’Oréal.

In her previous roles, Alicia worked with bestselling authors Deepak Chopra, James Franco and more producing original content and launching innovation programs for Kindle while at Amazon.  Alicia began her career in digital advertising at Microsoft, driving over $20 million in revenue.

10. Anne-Marie Campbell

Title: Executive Vice President – Home Depot U.S. Stores

Ann-Marie Campbell began her career with The Home Depot in 1985 as a cashier in South Florida and today is executive vice president, U.S. Stores. In this role, she leads the company’s three U.S. operating divisions comprised of nearly 2,000 U.S. stores and the bulk of the company’s nearly 400,000 associates.

During her career at the company, she has served in a variety of positions, including store manager, district manager and regional vice president. She has also served as vice president of operations, vice president of merchandising and special orders, vice president of retail marketing and sales for Home Depot Direct, vice president of vendor services and, most recently, president of the Southern Division of The Home Depot.

Have any additional Boss Corporate Women you want to share? Drop them in the comments and let us know!

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