2010 Women of Influence

2010 Women of Influence

November 4, 2010
 IBJ Staff
IBJ’s Women of Influence program recognizes central Indiana women who exemplify the traits required to be outstanding leaders in their chosen fields.
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2010 WOMAN OF INFLUENCE: Jennifer Pope Baker

November 4, 2010
Sam Stall
As executive director of the Women’s Fund of Central Indiana (a special interest fund of the Central Indiana Community Foundation), Baker has awarded grants to dozens of innovative central Indiana programs supporting women and girls.
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2010 WOMAN OF INFLUENCE: Susan Baughman

November 4, 2010
Sam Stall
As senior vice president of event management for the Indiana Sports Corp., Baughman is regularly called upon to put Indianapolis’ best foot forward in extravaganzas ranging from the 2004 FINA World Swimming Championships to the 2010 NCAA Men’s Final Four.
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2010 WOMAN OF INFLUENCE: Kathy G. Cabello

November 4, 2010
Sam Stall
The founder and president of the full-service marketing consultancy that bears her name spends a great deal of time giving back to the community.
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2010 WOMAN OF INFLUENCE: Moira Carlstedt

November 4, 2010
Sam Stall
As president of the Indianapolis Neighborhood Housing Partnership, Carlstedt is charged with finding ways not just to place low- and moderate-income families in their own homes, but also to keep them there.
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2010 WOMAN OF INFLUENCE: Annette W. Cyr

November 4, 2010
Sam Stall
Since joining the global communications technology firm in 2003, Brightpoint’s senior vice president, global human resources, has established a world-spanning HR team and rationalized the company’s practices across timelines, continents and cultures.
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2010 WOMAN OF INFLUENCE: Traci Dolan

November 4, 2010
Sam Stall
Dolan transformed ExactTarget’s financial operations, oversaw its 2007 IPO filing—later withdrawn—and spearheaded two of 2009’s biggest, most successful venture capital procurements, all in the midst of a precipitous economic downturn.
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2010 WOMAN OF INFLUENCE: Dr. Lauren Dungy-Poythress

November 4, 2010
Sam Stall
As one of the nation’s leading perinatologists (caring for both the mother and fetus during pregnancies with a higher-than-normal risk of complications), Dungy-Poythress has “put Community on the map” as a leader in this highly specialized but critical field.
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2010 WOMAN OF INFLUENCE: Dr. Lisa E. Harris

November 4, 2010
Sam Stall
Harris oversees the sprawling Wishard system, which includes more than 1,000 physicians and provides health care to almost two-thirds of Marion County’s uninsured.
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2010 WOMAN OF INFLUENCE: Barbara Holder

November 4, 2010
Sam Stall
In her role as diversity manager for Smoot Construction, Holder has monitored the participation levels of minority-, women- and veteran-owned businesses in some of the state’s biggest development efforts.
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2010 WOMAN OF INFLUENCE: Dr. Robin H. Ledyard

November 4, 2010
Sam Stall
The president of Community Hospital East brings a lifelong interest in helping the needy to her duties as administrator. During her career she’s done everything from oversee the opening of the Jane Pauley Community Health Center to working as a staff physician in a Michigan homeless shelter.
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2010 WOMAN OF INFLUENCE: Dijuana Lewis

November 4, 2010
Sam Stall
Lewis has been responsible for health insurance giant WellPoint’s provider relations, care and disease management, information management, personal health guidance companies, and its pharmacy solutions group.
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2010 WOMAN OF INFLUENCE: Judge Jane Magnus-Stinson

November 4, 2010
Sam Stall
Magnus-Stinson is only the fourth female federal district judge in Indiana history (or third, depending on where one places her in relation to Tanya Walton Pratt, who was appointed to a similar position at the same time).
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2010 WOMAN OF INFLUENCE: Sue Mahony

November 4, 2010
Sam Stall
As senior vice president of human resources for Eli Lilly and Co., Mahony is the company’s senior-most leader responsible for the firm’s efforts to expand diversity.
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2010 WOMAN OF INFLUENCE: Lori Miser

November 4, 2010
Sam Stall
The executive director of the Indianapolis Metropolitan Planning Organization has literally changed the face of Marion County. Miser had a hand in developing such projects as the Monon Trail, the Indianapolis Cultural Trail, and most recently IndyConnect: Central Indiana’s Transportation Initiative Process.
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2010 WOMAN OF INFLUENCE: Jackie Nytes

November 4, 2010
Sam Stall
As executive director of the Mapleton-Fall Creek Development Corp., Nytes has taken the MFCDC from near-bankruptcy to a multimillion-dollar not-for-profit that’s changing the face of the formerly neglected neighborhood whose name it bears.
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2010 WOMAN OF INFLUENCE: Myrta Pulliam

November 4, 2010
Sam Stall
The daughter of former Indianapolis Star publisher Eugene S. Pulliam keeps busy with a broad slate of local and international philanthropic efforts focused on everything from conservation to investigative reporting.
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2010 WOMAN OF INFLUENCE: Maria M. Quintana

November 4, 2010
Sam Stall
Quintana is one of the principal architects of JPMorgan Chase’s national model for serving government, not-for-profit and health care entities. She manages approximately $3 billion in deposits and has provided more than $1 billion in financing.
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2010 WOMAN OF INFLUENCE: Ena Shelley

November 4, 2010
Sam Stall
As dean of Butler University’s College of Education, Shelley is in a unique position not just to shape future teachers but to shape teaching itself.
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2010 WOMAN OF INFLUENCE: Anita W. Sherman

November 4, 2010
Sam Stall
When she was recently named managing partner of Indianapolis-based Greenwalt CPAs, Sherman became one of only a handful of women to take a leadership role in her profession.
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2010 WOMAN OF INFLUENCE: Judge Tanya Walton Pratt

November 4, 2010
Sam Stall
In October of last year Tanya Walton Pratt was sworn in as the first African-American federal judge in Indiana history, and only the third woman on the Southern District bench.
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  1. These liberals are out of control. They want to drive our economy into the ground and double and triple our electric bills. Sierra Club, stay out of Indy!

  2. These activist liberal judges have gotten out of control. Thankfully we have a sensible supreme court that overturns their absurd rulings!

  3. Maybe they shouldn't be throwing money at the IRL or whatever they call it now. Probably should save that money for actual operations.

  4. For you central Indiana folks that don't know what a good pizza is, Aurelio's will take care of that. There are some good pizza places in central Indiana but nothing like this!!!

  5. I am troubled with this whole string of comments as I am not sure anyone pointed out that many of the "high paying" positions have been eliminated identified by asterisks as of fiscal year 2012. That indicates to me that the hospitals are making responsible yet difficult decisions and eliminating heavy paying positions. To make this more problematic, we have created a society of "entitlement" where individuals believe they should receive free services at no cost to them. I have yet to get a house repair done at no cost nor have I taken my car that is out of warranty for repair for free repair expecting the government to pay for it even though it is the second largest investment one makes in their life besides purchasing a home. Yet, we continue to hear verbal and aggressive abuse from the consumer who expects free services and have to reward them as a result of HCAHPS surveys which we have no influence over as it is 3rd party required by CMS. Peel the onion and get to the root of the problem...you will find that society has created the problem and our current political landscape and not the people who were fortunate to lead healthcare in the right direction before becoming distorted. As a side note, I had a friend sit in an ED in Canada for nearly two days prior to being evaluated and then finally...3 months later got a CT of the head. You pay for what you get...

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