13 companies led by women
Bonus: They’re all hiring right now
Happy International Women’s Day! What is International Women’s Day, you ask? Is it a day where, for 24 hours, women and men are paid equally for the same job? Or a day in which men cease to tell women to smile? Unfortunately, no. (Not yet, anyway.) Officially, International Women’s Day is “a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women” as well as “a call to action for accelerating gender parity.”
With that in mind, this International Women’s Day, we’re highlighting 13 companies led by women. Learn a little more about their fearless leaders, and check out some of their company’s current job opportunities.
Anthem, Inc.: President and CEO Gail K. Boudreaux
Gail K. Boudreaux, who once played NCAA women’s basketball for Dartmouth College, served as CEO of UnitedHealthcare before moving to Anthem, the nation’s leading health benefits company. Current opportunities include customer care representative, outreach care specialist, strategic planning manager, licensed social work case manager and field RN case manager.
DSC Logistics, Inc.: Chairman and CEO Ann Drake
In addition to leading DSC, Ann Drake is heavily involved with the Paradigm for Parity movement, a coalition of business leaders working to get more women in corporate leadership roles. DSC helps businesses with logistics and supply chain management and is currently hiring for a variety of positions nationwide, including human resource manager, recruiter, transportation operations coordinator, service desk manager and carrier sales representative.
Progressive Insurance: President and CEO Tricia Griffiths
Named on of Fortune’s Most Powerful Women in Business, Tricia Griffiths started her career in 1988, when she responded to a newspaper ad for a claims representative trainee. Today, she heads Progressive, the prominent car insurance provider known for its Name Your Price tool has been rated one of the top places to start a career. Current open positions include claims adjuster, customer service call center representative and sales representative.
Ascension Senior Living: President and CEO Gayle Trupiano
Prior to being named President and CEO of Ascension, Gayle Trupiano led a company-wide initiative that brought health care access to nearly 9,000 veterans over a 10-month period. Ascension is the nation’s largest nonprofit health care system. Current openings include nurse manager, fitness specialist, licensed practical nurse, certified nursing assistant and scheduling coordinator.
Mystic Lake: President and CEO Angela Heikes
Mystic Lake is part of the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community (SMSC), which is led by Angela Heikes, who has been recognized by the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal as a “Women in Business” honoree, as one of Global Gaming Business’s “25 to Watch,” and as a 2010 recipient of Finance and Commerce’s “Top Women in Finance.” Current openings at Mystic Lake include cook, group fitness instructor, valet attendant, records technician and janitorial supervisor.
Lori’s Gifts: CEO Kim Schuler
Led by CEO Kim Schuler, Lori’s Gifts started as a small, family-owned business in 1981. Today, there are 360 Lori’s Gifts shops in hospitals around the country. At many hospitals, Lori’s Gifts is the go-to destination for visitors and staff alike to get everything from gifts to snacks to toiletries. Current openings include retail sales associate, store manager and assistant manager.
Hertz: CEO Kathryn V. Marinello
Kathryn Marinello is no stranger to the CEO role. Before come to Hertz, she held the title at both Ceridian Corporation and Stream Global Services. Prior to that, she also held a variety of senior positions at General Electric. Current open positions at Hertz include transportation specialist, location manager, rental sales agent, customer service representative and mechanic.
Orangetheory Fitness: Partner and Founder Ellen Latham M.S.
In 1996, Ellen Latham turned a job loss into an opportunity. After being laid off from her “dream job” she began teaching Pilates out of her home. Years later, that small business has grown into a nationwide, multi-million dollar business people know today as Orangetheory Fitness. Known for its “one-of-a-kind group personal training workouts,” Orangetheory is currently looking for studio managers, head fitness coaches, sales associates and regional fitness managers.
TransPerfect: Founder and CEO Elizabeth Elting
Liz Elting co-founded TransPerfect in her college dormroom in 1992. Today, TransPerfect is the world’s largest privately held provider of language and business solutions. Elting has won numerous industry awards and is regularly featured in publications such as The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, The Financial Times and Huffington Post. Current job openings at TransPerfect include client services project manager, Spanish-English bilingual interpreter, quality assurance specialist, IT engineer and junior Java developer.
Advantage Solutions: CEO Tanya Domier
Tanya Domier initially turned down the role of CEO, unsure if she could take on the role of CEO and mom to her young children; however, once she learned that being CEO was about working more, but about working “differently,” she accepted the role in 2013. Current job openings at Advantage Solutions include retail supervisor, business intelligence analyst, business development specialist, digital producer and senior web developer.
Enterprise Holdings: President and CEO Pam Nicholson
Enterprise Rent-A-Car is part of Enterprise Holdings, the world’s largest car rental company, led by Pam Nicholson. Nicholson began her career at enterprise in 1981, as a manager trainee right out of college. She moved up the ranks of the company, became COO in 2003 and then CEO in 2013. Enterprise is currently looking for management trainees across the U.S. who want to “jump-start their careers.”
Cracker Barrel: President and CEO Sandra Cochran
Sandra Cochran has held leadership positions all her life, from head of the cheerleading squad and president of her high school class to captain in the U.S. Army. Prior to joining Cracker Barrel in 2009 as executive vice president and CFO, she served as CEO of Books-A-Million. Current openings at Cracker Barrel stores around the U.S. include restaurant manager, retail manager, ecommerce analyst, benefits manager and human resources manager.
Voya Financial: CEO of Investment Management, Christine Hurtsellers; CEO of Annuities and Individual Life, Carolyn M. Johnson
Nearly half of Voya’s executive leadership team is women: Christine Hurtsellers, CEO of Investment Management; Carolyn M. Johnson, CEO of Annuities and Individual Life; Nancy Ferrara, executive vice president of Operations and Continuous Improvement; Maggie Parent, executive vice president of Technology, Innovation and Operations; and Trish Walsh, chief legal officer. Current open positions include senior financial analyst, senior compliance analyst and group underwriter.