Women We Admire is pleased to announce The Top 50 Women CEOs for 2023. The importance of women in executive roles cannot be overstated. Women bring diverse perspectives, unique leadership styles, and valuable insights to the corporate world. Female CEOs serve as powerful role models for aspiring women leaders, inspiring the next generation to pursue their ambitions and shatter glass ceilings. Research has shown that companies with greater gender diversity in top management tend to perform better, foster innovation, and enhance decision-making processes. Embracing women in CEO roles is not just about achieving gender equality, it brings economic and social benefits, leading to a more inclusive and progressive society.
Among this year’s awardees is Corie Barry, CEO of Best Buy, who is leading efforts to transform the company, aiming to double significant customer relationship events to 50 million and achieve $50 billion in annual revenue by fiscal 2025. Awardee Alexandra Plato, the CEO of Publicis Health, is a rare hybrid executive and agency pioneer who has deftly navigated new technologies and media to help clients achieve success since the early days of the digital revolution. Also awarded is trailblazing tech entrepreneur, Radha Basu, who serves as the CEO of iMerit Technology and is the visionary co-founder behind its sister foundation, Anudip Foundation. Together with her teams, they provide high-quality data across computer vision, natural language processing, and content services that power machine learning and artificial intelligence applications for large enterprises.
Please join us in celebrating the accomplishments of The Top 50 Women CEOs for 2023.
29. Jill Frey
President, Cummins Facility Services
Jill Frey, the President of Cummins Facility Services (CFS), has masterfully navigated the company’s evolution from a modest 15-person team to a powerhouse with over 800 employees spread across the nation. A proud alumna of the University of Toledo, Jill seamlessly stepped into the leadership role at CFS, a company originally founded by her parents, she is proud to be certified as a Women’s Business Enterprise by The Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC).
In 2019, she made her visionary stride into the realm of technology with the inception of Facility Genius and FacilityInSites. This innovative venture melds technology with building management to heighten operational efficiency, introducing concepts such as intelligent sensor technology and eco-friendly air purifiers to the market.
As the Chairwoman of The Facility Data Standard (FDS), Jill pioneers the path to secure, seamless data transfer and integration in the facilities industry. The FDS, crafted meticulously by industry experts, plays a crucial role in propelling the extensive and economic adoption of electronic information technology. It seeks to revolutionize the data exchange landscape, fostering efficiency and security in the facilities ecosystem. Powered by her commitment to technological advancement and operational efficiency, Jill’s strategic leadership continues to steer her business ventures toward success. As her influence ripples beyond her enterprises, leaving a positive, lasting impact on the communities she serves.
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