The National Women’s Council Announces 2016 Top 15 Business Women of Dallas

Dallas, TX – The National Women’s Council is proud to announce the 2016 Top 15 Business Women of Dallas, a definitive list of female executives, influencers and achievers impacting various industries in corporate America. Each executive honored with this distinguished award was formally recognized at the 2016 Dallas Women’s Conference on Friday, November 2, 2016. This event offered women a venue to learn from and network with many of the top female business leaders in the Dallas area. The theme of this year’s conference was “Transformational Leadership: From Vision to Impact.”

“The 2016 Top 15 Business Women of Dallas highlights the most extraordinary female leaders in the city,” said Dennis Kennedy, Founder and Chair of the National Diversity Council. “We are honored to recognize such distinguished women dedicated to continuous success in their fields of expertise.”

2016 Top 15 Business Women of Dallas selection was based on the following criteria

  • Top leader in her organization and profession
  • Demonstrates a high level of integrity and ethical behavior
  • Inspiring role model and active mentor to women within the industry
  • Hold proven track record of achievements in her area of expertise and contributes to business development
  • Has an established commitment to corporate citizenship

For more information on the 2016 Dallas Women’s Conference, please visit our event website at or contact Dennis Kennedy at

Top 15 Business Women of Dallas

  • Lillie Biggins, RN, FACHE, President, Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital
  • Cole Brown, Chief Human Resources Officer, Conifer Health Solutions
  • Monica Cole, Executive VP & Southern Division Manager, Commercial Bankers, Wells Fargo
  • Mary Emma Ackels Karam, Partner, Jackson Walker LLP
  • Melody Lenox, VP, Human Resources, Axxess
  • Buena Vista Lyons, Partner, FordHarrison LLP – Dallas
  • Cindy Matthews, Executive VP, Community Hospital Corporation
  • Chandra McCormack, Chief Executive Officer, Main Event Entertainment
  • Denise C. McWatters, Senior VP, General Counsel, Chief Compliance Officer & Secretary, HollyFrontier Corporation & Holly Energy Partners, L.P.
  • Evelyn Henry Miller, Chief Financial Officer, TDI Industries
  • Nkem Okafor, MPH, FACHE, VP, Strategy & Planning, Methodist Health System
  • Julie Piggott, Executive VP & Chief Financial Officer, BNSF Railway
  • Bobbi Pollack, General Counsel, Raytheon Company
  • Neelu Sethi, Executive Advisor & VP, IT, ClubCorp
  • Mary Beth West, Executive VP, Chief Consumer & Marketing Officer, J.C. Penny

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