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FINALIST:
Kevin D. Silva
Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Offi cer
Voya Financial, Inc.
Kevin Silva was instrumental in helping Voya orchestrate a spinoff from ING and going public in 2014. Through various initiatives
and an extensive talent management agenda, Silva was able to bring new members to Voya's senior leadership team, bolster the
talent management process and improve training and development programs.
INNOVATION AND IMPACT:
In addition to expanding Voya's leadership team, Silva's initiatives resulted in an 18 percent increase in training participation, not
to mention near gender parity (45 percent) within leadership. His training programs for employees and leaders alike also helped
bring next-level quality, effi ciency, and problem solving to Voya.
FINALIST:
Collette Taylor
Senior Vice President, Human Resources and Facilities
Astellas US LLC
Collette Taylor's major mission as senior vice president, human resources and facilities for Astellas US is diversity and inclusion-
particularly as it pertains to gender. Her unique Women In Action 2016 conference, which was open to female employees and
teen guests from the U.S., Canada, and Brazil, encouraged women to network, develop their leadership skills, share workplace
experiences, and act as role models for young women who will someday join the workplace.
INNOVATION AND IMPACT:
Taylor's leadership conference has had an amazing impact not only on its attendees, but also on the local vendors and competitors
who sent representatives to the event. Her advocacy for women's professional development expresses a larger commitment to
diversity and inclusion that only makes Astellas stronger and sets an example for others in her industry.
FINALIST:
Kathy Zwickert
Chief People Offi cer
NetSuite
As the only female member of NetSuite's executive leadership team when she joined in 2013, Kathy Zwickert immediately
knew that diversity had to be a larger goal. So, she decided to create a global women's initiative to support NetSuite's female
workforce. The Women in Netsuite (WIN) initiative helps women build meaningful careers and work toward leadership positions.
INNOVATION AND IMPACT:
First and foremost, Zwickert's WIN initiative strongly infl uenced the retention of female employees within Netsuite. Prior to
its launch, there were no programs in place to support women, and women were only 20 percent of the total workforce in
leadership positions. Due in part to Zwickert's enthusiasm and drive, NetSuite saw the recruitment of female managers jump
fi ve points-from 33 percent of all managers hired in 2015 to 38 percent of all managers hired in 2016. She also implemented a
forward-thinking U.S. maternity policy, providing four months paid leave and a 90-day transition period of part-time hours with
full-time pay.
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