Inspiration can come in many forms. Even fictional when it comes to the Most Influential Women in Arizona Business for 2022.

“The woman leader who inspired me is Kathryn Janeway, the first female captain lead in a ‘Star Trek’ series, and played by Kate Mulgrew,” says Heather Skinner, vice president of global real estate at JP Morgan Chase and one of AZRE magazine’s Most Influential Women in Commercial Real Estate for 2022. “Captain Janeway is an authentic leader who isn’t afraid to make the hard decisions necessary to complete her mission: navigating the Delta Quadrant and safely bringing her crew home.”

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While Captain Janeway seeks out new life and new civilizations, the television industry will be well represented when the Most Influential Women in Arizona Business and the Most Influential Women in Commercial Real Estate for 2022 are honored at an awards ceremony Thursday, August 25, 2022, at Chateau Luxe in Phoenix. In addition to Skinner, former “Divorce Court” Judge Lynn Toler and longtime Channel 12 anchor Lin Sue Flood will be among this year’s honorees, which includes the state’s most impactful healthcare innovators, attorneys, educators and financial services executives.

While Captain Janeway boldly went where no woman had gone before, there are other trailblazers who inspired the Most Influential Women of 2022 to reach for the skies.

“I’m most inspired by Ruth Bader Ginsburg who has left such an immeasurable impact on our country, society and the advancement of women’s equality,” says Rachel M. Bond, MD, system director for the Women’s Heart Health Program at Dignity Health. “She is an icon who, despite being one of nine women in her Harvard law class and only the second woman to be appointed to the Supreme Court, persevered in the fight for equality.”

The Most Influential Women of 2022 were chosen from a field of more than 1,500 women under consideration. They were selected by an editorial board that consists of 12 former Most Influential Women. They will be honored at a recognition dinner Thursday, August 25, 2022, at Chateau Luxe in Phoenix. Tickets are on sale now. Tables and sponsorship packages are available. Please email Amy Lindsey at with questions about sponsorships. Email with questions about the event or tickets.

Here are the Most Influential Women in Arizona Business for 2022. Be sure to check back daily starting July 6, 2022. Each day leading up to the awards ceremony, we will profile one of the Most Influential Women of 2022 right here:

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