THE SELECTION COMMITTEES
Applications that progressed to the semi-final round were reviewed by an Internal Review Committee that included members of ascena’s leadership team, as well as Roslyn and Elise Jaffe. Finalist applications were reviewed by our Winner Advisory Committee composed of our 2018 Jaffe Award winners and by an esteemed External Selection Committee with expertise in women’s causes, public affairs, health and education.
2019 External Selection COMMITTEE
Myra Biblowit President and CEO, The Breast Cancer Research Foundation
Helen Drinan President, Simmons College
Konstanze Frischen CEO of Ashoka North America
Joi Gordon CEO, Dress for Success Worldwide
Meredith Rollins SVP, Global Content Strategy at Weight Watchers
Dr. Lisa Satlin Professor and Chair, Pediatric Nephrology at Mount Sinai
Teresa Younger CEO and President, MS. Foundation for Women
2019 INTERNAL REVIEW COMMITTEE
Jeannette Ferran Astorga Vice President, Corporate Responsibility at ascena retail group, inc.
Eric Hunter President, Plus Fashion segment
Roslyn S. Jaffe Co-Founder, Secretary and Director Emeritus for Life, ascena retail group, inc.
Elise Jaffe 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
Julie Rosen President, Ann Taylor and Lou & Grey
Winner Advisory COMMITTEE
Nicole Lewis Founder, Generation Hope
Janice Zaballero Co-founder, Breast Treatment Task Force
Catherine Lindroth Founder, SummerCollab