9 Powerful Women in Business You Should Know

03.07.19Cassi Cummings

“I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples.” – Mother Teresa

When we talk about celebrating women for International Women’s Day, it’s about celebrating all women.

They are strong, talented, fierce and change the world every single day in many ways. So naturally, we wanted to highlight some of the women who inspire us to lead future generations and build a more gender-balanced future.

To celebrate, here’s our list of 9 inspirational women in human resources and business that drive success each and every day:

Ali Grant is the founder and CEO of Be Social PR based in Los Angeles and named by San Diego Magazine as a “dynamic public relations expert.” Ali is a creative force that helps manage brands. Be Social was voted the #4 best PR firm by 10BestPR, and I’m not surprised with Ali at the helm.

Jessica Hawk is the Co-Founder of Love Right with husband Will Hawk, III. She has been a caregiver from a young age and noticed a need for better hands-on collaborative caregiving. Love Right is the #1 caregiving company in San Diego, and changing the way families view caregivers.

J.T. O’Donnell is the CEO of Work It Daily. She helps individuals with online career coaching so they can have the successful careers that we all dream about. Her creation, Work It Daily, is a powerful online platform with training videos, virtual coaching, and a private community.

Julie Wootton, our very own Founder & Managing Partner here at SDHR Consulting. She saw a need in the business world for high-quality Human Resource and Recruiting, so she broke out on her own to fulfill it. Now, 10+ years later, she has over 20 talented women working with her. Julie is leading the way on running a forward thinking company which, was recognized as one of the Best Places to Work for in 2018 by the San Diego Business Journal.

Jackye Clayton is the Director of Customer Success at Hiring Solved. She helps recruiters become top talent placement professionals with the latest technology. Her in-depth experience in working with top Fortune and Inc 500 clients and their employees has allowed her to create customized programs to coach, train and recruit top talent  

Jennifer McClure is the CEO of Unbridled Talent and DisruptHR. She has spoken at over 200 events as a keynote speaker and communicates with a mix of hard facts and anecdotes that keep the audience engaged. She also has provided workshops or training in the areas of leadership, executive development, presentation, and communications skills and talent acquisition strategies.  

Lolly Daskal is the founder of Lead from Within which is a firm that develops custom leadership training. She is an executive coach to fortune 500 companies making her one of the top executive coaches today. When she works with companies she works to drive strategic change with measurable results.

Tawni Nazario-Cranz is the Chief People Officer at Waymo and prior to that was the CHRO at Netflix. She ensured Netflix’s systems, people and culture were perfectly aligned and her ability to lead business strategy and drive culture transformation played a key role in Netflix’s ability to sustain unprecedented growth throughout her tenure.

Meghan Biro founded Talent Culture in 2008 helping lead the way in the future of work. She is a top contributor to Forbes and SHRM.  Meghan has been voted one of the Top 100 Social Media Power Influencers in 2015 by StatSocial and Forbes, Top 50 Most Valuable Social Media Influencers by General Sentiment, Top 100 on Twitter Business, Leadership, and Tech by Huffington Post, and Top 25 HR Trendsetters by HR Examiner.

We know there are thousands of incredibly talented women disrupting the world of business, and to all of you, thank you and keep doing what you are doing, you are doing an amazing job!

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