inspiring women

HFN Recognizes Inspiring Women in Home

The list recognizes industry leaders across the home category, in retail, manufacturing and beyond
November 6, 2018HFN Staff

NEW YORK—HFN is proud to introduce its inaugural Inspiring Women in Home list.

Months ago, we reached out to the home furnishings community for nominations of standout women who deserve to be recognized. Among the criteria were women in leadership positions who have accomplished a great deal in their careers in home; strategic visionaries who have helped their companies stay ahead of the competitive curve; women who lend professional support to other women; women who promote the overall welfare of underprivileged women at home and abroad through charitable works; and women that are simply inspiring.

We were inspired and awed. We think you will be, too.

• Lori Gonzalez, CEO & Board Director, Twin Star International

• Dolly Agarwal, Co-Founder, Rug & Home

• Laura Alber, President & CEO, Williams-Sonoma Inc.

• Dorothy Belshaw, President of Gift Leasing & Chief Marketing Officer, IMC

• Meagan Bradley, Vice President, Marketing And E-Commerce, The Legacy Companies

• Julie Brady, CEO, J.Queen

Megan Brown, Co-Founder, Meg Brown Home

• Tamra Bryant, Senior Vice President-Product Development & Merchandising, Creative Co-Op Inc.

• Linh Calhoun, Chief Marketing Officer, Replacements Ltd.

• Leslie Carothers, Founder & CEO, Kaleidoscope Partnership

• Asha Chaudhary, President & CEO, Jaipur Living

 Sandy Chilewich, Founder & Creative Director, Chilewich | Sultan

• Gretchen Dale, Executive Vice President, Strategic Planning, Loftex

• Carolyn D’Angelo, Division President, Home, Sequential Brands Group

• Sharon Davis, Executive Director, ART

• Merrimac Dillon, President, The Pillow Bar

• Leatrice Eiseman, Executive Director, Pantone Color Institute

• Rachel Fasciani, Director, Licensing, Marketing & PR, Momeni Inc.

• Leanne Flack, Marketing Manager, Milliken Specialty Interiors

• Wendy Franks, General Manager, Amazon

• Lola Sanchez Maehle And Ana Sanchez Gal, Co-Founders, Oliver Gal Artist Co.

• Michelle Gass, CEO, Kohl’s

• Ann Gish, Founder, Ann Gish

• Bobbie Gottlieb, CEO, Two’s Company

• Susan Gravely And Frances Gravely, Co-Founders, Vietri

• Janet Hayes, President, Williams Sonoma

• Kristiana Helmick, Director, Home Innovation Team, Amazon

• Caroline Hipple, President, Norwalk Furniture

• Michelle Israel, Executive Vice President, Offprice, Macy’s Backstage And Bloomingdale’s Outlets

• Edythe Jacobs, COO, Downtown Company

• Janis Johnson, Founder & President, Gourmet Catalog Inc./GC Buying Group

• Joan Karron, Executive Vice President, CHF Industries

• Nancy Katz, General Merchandise Manager, Bed Bath & Beyond

• Bethany Kemp, Senior Vice President, Operations, Design Within Reach

• Yasmine Khamis, Senior Vice President, Oriental Weavers Group

• Kim Klaus, Creative Director, Zuo Modern

• KC Lapiana, Owner, HTI Buying Group & In The Kitchen

• Christiane Lemieux, Founder & CEO, The Inside

• Kacie Malouf, Co-Founder, Malouf

• Karen McNeill, CEO, American Home Furnishings Hall Of Fame Foundation Inc.

• Mary S. Moore, Founder & CEO, The Cook’s Warehouse

• Margaret Pronschinske, Executive Vice President Of Customer Relations, Supply Chain Planning & International Logistics, Ashley Furniture Industries, Inc

• Melissa Reiff, CEO, The Container Store

• Janee Ries, Executive Merchandising Consultant, Evine

• Shana Rocheleau, Vice President Of Strategy, Bedgear

• Jill Sando, Senior Vice President, Home Merchandising, Target

• Nina Smith, CEO, Goodweave International

• Aviva Stanoff, President, Aviva Stanoff Design

• Martha Stewart, Founder & Chairman, Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia

• Helaine Suval, Retail Consultant, Whyz Partners

• Lisa Tan, Chief Marketing Officer, Reverie

• Heida Thurlow, Founder & CEO, Chantal Cookware Corp.

• Susan Toporowski, Group Vice President, Home Design, Private Label Product, Macy’s & Bloomingdale’s

• Donna Vance, Executive Vice President, Home Private Brands, Macy’s Merchandising Group

• Susan Walvius And Michelle Brooke-Marciniak, Co-Founders, Sheex

• Vanessa Wells, Director, Bedding Merchandise, Havertys