Az Business and AZRE magazines announced the publications’ lists of the Most Influential Women in Arizona for 2018 in the July issues of the magazines. Each day, will profile one of the Most Influential Women of 2018.

The Most Influential Women for 2018 will be honored at a reception that begins at 5:30 p.m. on August 23, 2018 at The Camby. For tickets or for sponsorship information, email or call (602) 277-6045.

To see a complete list of the Most Influential Women in Arizona Business for 2018, click here. To buy a copy of the Most Influential Women issue, click here.

Today’s spotlight: Kristina Draper

Title: Chief technology officer, Wells Fargo

Background: Draper was named by the National Diversity Council to its 2018 Top 50 Most Powerful Women in Technology list.

Best decision: “The smartest decision I have made is to hire top talent. I am not threatened by people that are smarter than me. Quite the opposite actually, I am inspired by them, learn from them. I value dialogue, healthy debate, collaboration and credible challenge. I wholeheartedly believe that surrounding myself with people who are smarter than me will help me to reach my full potential and also raises the overall potential of the team.”