AZ Big Media’s Most Influential Women: Dawn Jones, Intel

Az Business and AZRE magazines have announced lists of Arizona’s most influential women publications in 2022, including Dawn Jones, head of diversity and inclusion at Intel. To celebrate the 11th anniversary of the Most Powerful Women program, azbigmedia.com profiles one of the Most Influential Women of 2022 each day before the Most Influential Women of 2022 dinner and reception.

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The most influential women of 2022 will be honored at a reception on August 25 at Chateau Luxe in Phoenix. For sponsorship information, email [email protected] For more information on the event honoring the most influential women, write to [email protected] or click here. To buy tickets, click here.

Dawn Jones, Head of Diversity and Inclusion, Intel

CONTEXT: As Director of Diversity and Inclusion and Vice President of Social Impact, Dawn Jones leads Intel’s global diversity and inclusion (D&I) strategy, its Office of Corporate Responsibility, the Intel Foundation, and corporate social policy work. Its direction of social impact work sets the standards for how Intel not only ensures the organization has a representative workforce, but also focuses on Intel’s human rights, reporting on sustainability and setting corporate targets for social policy engagement.

SOURCE OF PRIDE: “There are many accomplishments I’m proud of, but the one I’m most proud of is my involvement in launching the Alliance for Global Inclusion, a coalition formed by tech industry leaders who will share their diversity and inclusion measures The goal is to create an equitable workplace, industry and society by advancing leadership representation, inclusive language, inclusive product development and STEM readiness in communities underserved. Just one year after its launch, the Alliance has doubled the number of its engagement partners. My position at Intel gives me the opportunity to participate in the creation of a workforce and a inclusive communities with diverse talents.

SURPRISING FACT: “A little-known fact about me is that I like to read real or fictional CIA/FBI detective stories; it has always fascinated me to see how they use science to solve complex cases. Visiting Quantico is on my bucket list.

SOURCE OF INSPIRATION: “It’s so hard to name just one because I’ve had so many women who have supported me throughout my career. But, there are two who have had a significant impact on who I am. The first would be Shelly Esque, who led Intel’s corporate affairs organization, including the Intel Foundation, for many years, saw my potential, invested in me, and supported my growth. Shelly inspired me to push the boundaries of what is possible as a leader. The other would be Barbara Whye; she pushed me to think differently, ask tough questions, and was clear and direct with me about my development. She led her organization with integrity and boldness, modeling what it means to lead D&I. Both of these women continue to be integral to my career and personal growth.

Arizona’s Most Influential Women in Business for 2022

Dr. Suzanne Bentz, red mountain weight loss

Stephanie A. BivensBivens & Associates

Rachel M. BondMD, Health Dignity

Suzanne BoyleCity of Buckeye

Alaina ChabrierPRS

Marguerite Chamberlain, OneAZ Credit Union

Rachel Davis-Schultz, CopperPoint Insurance Companies

Jennifer Delgado, Burch and Cracchiolo

Brigitte Finley Green, Engelman Berger

Lin Sue Flood, Hospice of the Valley

Christine Gannon, BrightWorks Consulting

Karen Hoffman Tepper, Ph.D., Terros Health

Dawn Jones, Intel

Lisa Lovallo, Cox Communications

Lyndel Manson, Arizona Board Member

Carli Ann McClure, Grant Thornton

Karla Morales, Arizona Technology Council

Emilie Nachlas, Western Alliance Bancorporation

Breanna Naegeli, PhD, Grand Canyon University

Shar Najafi-Piper, PhD, Copa Santé

Christina Noyes, Gust Rosenfeld

Grace O’Sullivan, Arizona State University

Reena Rastogi, MD, Children’s Hospital of Phoenix

Sara Regan, Desert Financial Credit Union

Karen Roch, Western Credit Union

Lisa Rulney, University of Arizona

Melanie Smihula, Edkey Sequoia Schools

Sherry Stotler, Valleywise Health

Lynn Toler, television judge and host

Kelli Tonkin, Corporate Banking and Trust

Telle VanTrojen, Financial Geneva

Ruth Veloria, University of Phoenix

Amy Walters, Cancer Centers of America

Annabel Whiting, PNC

Queen Yazbeck Hamilton, Wells Fargo

Sandra Zebrowski, MD, Blue Cross Arizona Blue Shield

The most influential women in commercial real estate in 2022

Morgan BetancourtProject Manager, Okland Construction

Keri Davies, Partner, LevRose Commercial Real Estate

Alicia Hardwick, Leasing Manager, Prologis

Michelle Heeb, President and CEO, Forward tilt

Dani Huval, Business Development Manager, Chasse Building Team

Bev Jensen, Regional Operations Manager, Necklaces

Carrie Kelly, Executive Director, Arizona Association for Economic Development

Alexandra Loye, Executive Managing Director, Cushman & Wakefield

Stephanie Maderazzo-Hughes, CEO and COO, Canyon State Electric

Nancy McClure, Senior Vice President, CBRE

Kathleen Morgan, Managing Director, Newmark

Vicki Robinson, Senior Vice President, JLL

Heather Skinner, Vice President of Global Real Estate, JP Morgan Chase

Angela Watson, President and CEO, Shepley Bulfinch