Az Business and AZRE magazines announced the publications’ lists of the Most Influential Women in Arizona of 2022, including Dawn Jones, chief diversity and inclusion officer, Intel. In celebration of the 11th anniversary of the Most Influential Women program, is profiling one of the Most Influential Women of 2022 each day leading up to the Most Influential Women of 2022 dinner and reception.

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Dawn Jones, chief diversity and inclusion officer, Intel

BACKGROUND: As Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer and Vice President of Social Impact, Dawn Jones leads Intel’s global diversity and inclusion (D&I) strategy, its Corporate Responsibility Office, the Intel Foundation and the company’s social policy work. Her leadership of the 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 the company’s goals on social policy engagement.

SOURCE OF PRIDE: “There are many achievements 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 together by technology industry leaders who will share their diversity and inclusion metrics. The goal is to create an equitable workplace, industry, and society by progressing leadership representation, inclusive language, inclusive product development and STEM readiness in underserved communities. Just one year after its launch, the Alliance has doubled its number of commitment partners. My position at Intel allows me the opportunity to be a part of creating an inclusive workforce and community with diverse talent.”

SURPRISING FACT: “A little-known fact about me is that I love reading true crime or fictional CIA/FBI novels; it has always fascinated me how they use science to solve complex cases. Visiting Quantico is on my bucket list.”

SOURCE OF INSPIRATION: “It’s so difficult to name just one, as I’ve had so many women support me throughout my career. But, there are two that have made a significant impact on who I am in business. The first would be Shelly Esque, who led Intel’s Corporate Affairs organization, including the Intel Foundation, for many years. She saw my potential, invested in me and supported my growth. Shelly has 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 difficult questions and was clear and direct with me regarding my development. She led her organization with integrity and boldness, role modeling what it means to lead D&I.  Both of these women continue to play a critical role in my career and personal growth.”

Most Influential Women in Arizona Business for 2022

Dr. Suzanne Bentz, Red Mountain Weight Loss

Stephanie A. Bivens, Bivens & Associates

Rachel M. Bond, MD, Dignity Health

Suzanne Boyles, City of Buckeye

Alaina Chabrier, SRP

Margaret Chamberlain, OneAZ Credit Union

Rachel Davis-Schultz, CopperPoint Insurance Companies 

Jennifer Delgado, Burch & Cracchiolo

Brigitte Finley Green, Engelman Berger

Lin Sue Flood, Hospice of the Valley

Christine Gannon, BrightWorks Consulting

Karen Hoffman Tepper, PhD, Terros Health

Dawn Jones, Intel

Lisa Lovallo, Cox Communications

Lyndel Manson, Arizona Board of Regents

Carli Ann McClure, Grant Thornton

Karla Morales, Arizona Technology Council

Emily Nachlas, Western Alliance Bancorporation

Breanna Naegeli, PhD, Grand Canyon University

Shar Najafi-Piper, PhD, Copa Health

Christina Noyes, Gust Rosenfeld

Grace O’Sullivan, Arizona State University

Reena Rastogi, MD, Phoenix Children’s Hospital

Sara Regan, Desert Financial Credit Union

Karen Roch,  Credit Union West

Lisa Rulney, University of Arizona

Melanie Smihula, Edkey Sequoia Schools

Sherry Stotler, Valleywise Health

Lynn Toler, TV judge and host 

Kelli Tonkin, Enterprise Bank & Trust

Telle VanTrojen, Geneva Financial

Ruth Veloria, University of Phoenix

Amy Walters, Cancer Treatment Centers of America

Annabel Whiting, PNC

Reine Yazbeck Hamilton, Wells Fargo 

Sandra Zebrowski, MD, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona

Most Influential Women in Commercial Real Estate for 2022

Morgan Betancourt, project director, 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 director, Chasse Building Team

Bev Jensen, regional operations manager, Colliers

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, first 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