NAFE Women of Excellence Awards Names Susan Chambers of Walmart for Exceptional Business Achievement and Leadership

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The National Associate of Female Executives awards women executives recognition for outstanding business performance and leadership for 2013.

NAFE President Dr. Betty Spence says, “We recognize the Women of Excellence for their accomplishments and talents, but also for ensuring the success of other women.”

The National Association for Female Executives (NAFE) today announced the 2013 Women of Excellence Award recipients, and Walmart’s Susan Chambers was bestowed recognition for her exceptional business achievement and acumen. The announcement was made today by Betty Spence, president of NAFE.

“The NAFE Women of Excellence are notable as leaders at their companies and in their communities for innovating products and projects and for improving the health and well-being of those they serve,” says Dr. Betty Spence, NAFE president. “We recognize them not only for their accomplishments and talents, but also for ensuring the success of other women.”

Here is a list of the 2013 NAFE Women of Excellence Awards:

Woman of Achievement: Sandra E. Peterson, Group Worldwide Chair, Johnson & Johnson
Activist: Judy Rice, Chief Diversity Officer, Prudential Investment Management
Community Service: Dr. Rebecca Thomley, CEO, Orion Associates
Corporate Women's Champion: Katie McBride, Executive Director, Community Connections,
General Motors
Digital Trailblazer: Sheila Lirio Marcelo, Founder & CEO, Care.com
Mentorship: Jodi Allen, VP North America, Marketing & Brand Operations, Procter and Gamble
Entrepreneur of the Year: Kim Reed Perell, CEO, Adconion Direct
Global Women's Champion: Lynne Anne Davis, President, Senior Partner, Asia-Pacific,
FleishmanHillard
Healthcare Champion: Pat Pearman, Executive Director, Oncology & Disease Solutions,
General Electric
Mentorship: Jodi Allen, VP North America, Marketing & Brand Operations, Procter and Gamble
NAFE Ace: Florence LaRue, Singer, Fifth Dimension
P&L Executive of the Year: Kathleen Tierney, EVP, COO, Chubb Personal Insurance, Chubb & Son
Rising Star: Wendy Morton-Huddleston, Principal, Grant Thornton
Service to New York City Award: Mary Lee Hanell, Chief of Human Capital, Port Authority
of NY and NJ
Women-to-the-Top Award: Susan Chambers, EVP, People Division, Walmart

“During the time that Susan Chambers has headed Walmart's People division, NAFE has watched the number of women in executive positions increase exponentially,” says Dr. Spence. “We are delighted to honor her with our NAFE Women of Excellence 'Women to the Top Award' for her visionary work fostering gender balance -- which research shows leads to better governance and higher profits.”

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