The Selection Committee

Representatives for the Selection Committee are chosen from within the ascena retail group inc leadership teams and from external sources. Final winners of the 2018 awards will be chosen by an esteemed Selection Committee with expertise in women's causes, public affairs, health, and education.

2017 External Selection Committee

Morgan Dixon & Vanessa Garrison Co-Founders, Girl Trek

Helen Drinan President of Simmons College

Susan Fuhrman President of Teachers College, Columbia University

Adam Glassman O' The Oprah Magazine, Creative Director

Joi Gordon CEO of Dress for Success Worldwide

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

Dr. Lisa Satlin Professor & Chair, Pediatric Nephrology at Mount Sinai

Teresa Younger CEO & President of, Ms. Foundation for Women

2017 Internal Review Committee

Jeannette Ferran Astorga VP, Corporate Social Responsibility ascena retail group, inc. & Charitable Initiatives, at Ann Taylor, LOFT, Lou & Grey 

Stephanie Garbarini VP, Brand Marketing at dressbarn

Duane D. Holloway EVP & General Counsel at ascena retail group, inc.

Roslyn S. Jaffe Co-Founder, Secretary & Director Emeritus for Life of ascena retail group, inc.

Elise Jaffe SVP, Real Estate at ascena retail group, inc. and Executive Sponsor for ascena cares

Chris Kaighn SVP, Stores & Operations at Justice

Sue Ross EVP, Human Resources, Value Fashion segment (dressbarn and maurices) and ascena Corporate Affairs

Erin Stern EVP, Chief Merchandising Officer at maurices