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 2017 awards will be chosen by an esteemed Selection Committee with expertise in women's causes, public affairs, health, and education.
External Selection Committee
Morgan Dixon & Vanessa Garrison Co-Founders, Girl Trek
Helen Drinan President of Simmons College
Joi Gordon CEO of Dress for Success
Shira Greenberg Executive Director of Keshet Dance and Center for the Arts
Lara Mendel Founder and Artistic Director of The Mosaic Project
Meredith Rollins Editor in Chief, Redbook
Teresa Younger Executive Director, Ms. Foundation for Women
Internal Review Committee
Jeannette Ferran Astorga VP, Corporate Social Responsibility, ANN INC.
Brian Beitler CMO, Catherines and Lane Bryant
Stephanie Garbarini VP, Brand Marketing at dressbarn
Duane D. Holloway EVP & General Counsel of ascena retail group, inc.
Roslyn S. Jaffe Treasurer & 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
Sue Ross EVP, Human Resources of Value Fashion and ascena Corporate Affairs
Erin Stern EVP, Chief Merchandising Officer at maurices