The Selection Committee
Representatives for the Selection Committee are chosen from within the Ascena Retail Group leadership teams and from external sources. Final winners of the 2016 will be chosen by an esteemed Selection Committee with expertise in women's causes, public affairs, health, and education.
2016 External Selection Committee
Simone Bernstein Co-Founder & President of 2015 Jaffe Award Grant Recipient, Volunteen Nation
Helen Drinan President of Simmons College
Kelly Fair Co-Founder & President of 2015 Jaffe Award Grant Recipient, Polished Pebbles
Joi Gordon CEO of Dress for Success
Jessica Sager Director of 2015 Jaffe Award Winner, All Our Kin
Dr. Lisa Satlin Professor & Chair, Pediatric Nephrology at Mount Sinai
Isabel Toledo Designer
Janna Walker Director of 2015 Jaffe Award Winner, All Our Kin
Teresa Younger CEO & President of Ms. Foundation for Women
2016 Internal Review Committee
Stephanie Garbarini VP, Brand Marketing at dressbarn
Linda Heasley CEO of Plus Fashion
Duane D. Holloway SVP, General Counsel of Ascena Retail Group, Inc.
Roslyn S. Jaffe Treasurer and Director Emeritus of Ascena Retail Group, Inc.
Elise Jaffe SVP, Real Estate at dressbarn and Executive Sponsor, Ascena Cares
Chris Kaighn SVP, Stores & Operations at Justice
Liisa Pierce-Fiedelholtz Senior Vice President, Global Supply Chain at ANN INC.
Sue Ross EVP, Human Resources of Value Fashion and ascena Corporate Affairs
Corinne Salfeety Former VP, Merchandising Manager at dressbarn
Erin Stern EVP, Chief Merchandising Officer at maurices
Ali Wing Chief Marketing Officer, EVP, Digital Commerce at maurices