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