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Women Achievers of Arizona

Congrats to the 2021 Women Achievers of Arizona!

The 2021 Women Achievers of Arizona celebrates the accomplishments of top women in numerous fields. Amidst a challenging year, these leaders persevered and excelled. Their collective work helps Arizonans today and prepares the state for a flourishing future. The Achievers will also be profiled in a special edition of the Arizona Capitol Times.

Join us in celebrating their accomplishments in a virtual awards program in October.

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Healthcare Services

Jennifer Schomburg, System Chief Executive Officer, Northwest Medical Center & Oro Valley Hospital

Kim Post, Executive Vice President, Chief Operations Officer, HonorHealth

Maryam Beyramian, CEO & Co-Founder, Westwind Integrated Health

Legal Profession

Andrea Marconi, Director, Business Litigation, Fennemore

Christine Trueblood, Staff Attorney, Southern Arizona Legal Aid, Inc.

Juliet Burgess, Founding Partner, The Burgess Law Group

Private Company

Gaby Cardenas, Principal & CEO, The Colibri Collective

Rana Lashgari, President, Arizona Municipal Strategies

Wendy Briggs, Director, Veridus

Public Company

Kelly Barr, Associate General Manager & Chief Strategy, Corporate Services and Sustainability Executive, Salt River Project

Patti O’Brien, Chief Operating Officer, Maricopa Corporate College, Maricopa Community Colleges

Sheryl Palmer, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Taylor Morrison Home Corporation

Public Service Profession

Denise Smith, Director, Pinal County Juvenile Court Services,

Roberta Cano, Mayor, City of Winslow

Sharon Bronson, Chair, Pima County Board of Supervisors


Amalia Luxardo, CEO, Women’s Foundation of Southern Arizona

Lindsay Herf, Executive Director, Arizona Justice Project

Dr. Sybil Francis, President & CEO, Center for the Future of Arizona

Unsung Hero

Megan Gilbertson, Communications Director, Maricopa County Elections Department

Rhonda Cagle, President & Founder, Leverage Consulting Agency

Robyne Richards, Office Manager, HighGround, Inc.

Woman of the Year

Dana Marie Kennedy, State Director, AARP Arizona