THE SELECTION COMMITTEES
Applications that progress to the semi-final round are reviewed by an Internal Review Committee that includes members of ascena’s leadership team, as well as Roslyn and Elise Jaffe. Finalist applications are reviewed by an External Selection Committee with expertise in women’s causes, public affairs, health and education.
2018 External Selection COMMITTEE
Myra Biblowit President and CEO, The Breast Cancer Research Foundation
Helen Drinan President, Simmons College
Susan Fuhrman President, Teachers College, Columbia University
Joi Gordon CEO, Dress for Success Worldwide
Michele Horovitz Co-Founder, Appetite for Change
Karen Kalish Founder and CEO, Home Works!
LaTasha Powell Co-Founder, Appetite for Change
Meredith Rollins SVP, Global Content Strategy at Weight Watchers
Dr. Lisa Satlin Professor and Chair, Pediatric Nephrology at Mount Sinai
Princess Titus Co-Founder, Appetite for Change
Maria Vertkin Founder and Executive Director, Found in Translation
Teresa Younger CEO and President, MS. Foundation for Women
2018 INTERNAL REVIEW COMMITTEE
Jeannette Ferran Astorga Vice President, Corporate Responsibility at ascena retail group, inc.
Stephanie Garbarini Vice President, Brand Marketing, dressbarn
Eric Hunter President, Plus Fashion segment
Roslyn S. Jaffe Co-Founder, Secretary and Director Emeritus for Life, ascena retail group, inc.
Elise Jaffe Senior Vice President, Vice President, Real Estate, ascena retail group, inc and Executive Sponsor of ascenaCARES
Chris Kaighn Senior Vice President, Stores and Operations, Justice
Sue Ross Executive Vice President, ascena Brand Services and Talent Centers of Excellence
Erin Stern President, dressbarn