Seramount Reveals the 2023 Women of Excellence for their Commitment to Advancing Women

September 14, 2023 (Washington, DC)—Seramount, a strategic professional services and research firm dedicated to advancing inclusive workplaces, announced its 2023 Women of Excellence honorees today. These outstanding women are recognized for their leadership and for working to ensure the success of other women and girls.

“The 2023 Women of Excellence continue to break boundaries in their work to change the face of corporate America,” says Subha Barry, President of Seramount. “I’m proud to honor these exceptional women, who are committed to their own success while selflessly mentoring and championing other women.”

The Women of Excellence will be honored at Seramount’s Women of Excellence event on September 20, 2023. The event will feature a fireside chat with legendary feminist activist Gloria Steinem.

Here are this year’s 2023 Women of Excellence recipients:

Advancement Advocate

Graciela Joshua, Oncology Group Product Director, The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson 

Board Member of the Year

Andrea Nordaune, Vice President, General Counsel and Assistant Corporate Secretary, Andersen Corporation   

Community Luminary

Irish Spencer, President, FASK (Families Against Senseless Killings) 


Stacey Goodman, Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer, Prudential Financial  

Inclusion Champion

Maura Hodge, Partner, KPMG ESG Audit Leader, KPMG  

Innovation Pioneer

Kathie Patterson, Chief Human Resources Officer, Ally Financial  

Lifetime Advocacy for Women’s Advancement

Betty Spence, PhD, Head of Women’s Advancement, Seramount

P&L Pilot

Holly O’Neill, President, Retail Banking, Bank of America  

Rising Star

Samantha Sung, Senior Consultant, Protiviti  

Social Justice Warrior

Senta Taylor, Head of Operations & Infrastructure for US Credit Cards and Unsecured Lending, TD Bank  

STEM Steward

Leyla Bilge, Research Director for Norton Research Group, Gen Digital 


Seramount is a strategic professional services and research firm dedicated to supporting high-performing, inclusive workplaces. Over four decades, we’ve established a strong, data-driven understanding of the employee experience, which lays the groundwork for everything we do. Seramount partners with over 450 of the world’s most influential companies, large and small, to offer pragmatic solutions including best practice DEI research, workplace assessment, employee learning and development, and talent sourcing. These offerings empower companies to navigate a dynamic corporate environment and to cultivate a resilient, connected workforce that achieves extraordinary outcomes.

Stefanie McNamara, [email protected]