FWA 2013 Women of the Year Honorees
|FWA Public Sector Woman of the Year
Judith Rodin, Ph.D.
The Rockefeller Foundation
|Judith Rodin is the president of the Rockefeller Foundation, one of the world’s leading philanthropic organizations. Prior to the Rockefeller Foundation, she was the president of the University of Pennsylvania, and provost of Yale University. She was the first woman named to lead an Ivy League Institution and is the first woman to serve as the Rockefeller Foundation’s president in its nearly 100-year history. Since joining the Foundation in 2005, Dr. Rodin has recalibrated its focus to meet the challenges of the 21st century. Today the Foundation supports and shapes innovations to strengthen resilience to risks and ensure that more people have access to the benefits of globalization. Dr. Rodin is the author of more than 200 academic articles and has written or co-written 12 books and has received 18 honorary degrees and serves as a member of the board for several leading corporations and non-profits including AMR Corporation, Citigroup, Comcast and the White House Council for Community Solutions. Dr. Rodin is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and earned her Ph.D. in Psychology from Columbia University.|
FWA Private Sector Woman of the Year
Barbara J. Krumsiek
Chair, President and Chief Executive Officer
Calvert Investment, Inc.
|Barbara J. Krumsiek is Chair, President and CEO of Calvert Investments, Inc. Calvert manages over $12 billion in assets for individual investors, retirement plans, pension funds, endowments & foundations, and high net worth investors. Ms. Krumsiek’s career in the investment business spans over three decades. Prior to becoming Calvert’s President & CEO in 1997, she served as Managing Director at Alliance Capital Management L.P. in New York City, and was responsible for $17 billion in the mutual fund and variable insurance product lines.
During her tenure, Barbara has advanced Calvert’s position as a globally recognized leader in the field of sustainable and responsible investing. She served as Co-Chair of the United Nations Environment Programme – Finance Initiative for three years ending 12/31/12, and currently serves on the Global Steering Committee. UNEP FI is a partnership between the United Nations Environment Programme and 200 financial institutions around the globe mandated to develop and promote the links between sustainability and financial performance.
As head of Calvert, she has successfully advocated on issues relating to the advancement of women in business including efforts to increase the representation of women on corporate boards. Under her leadership, the Calvert Women’s Principles were created in 2004, marking the first global code of corporate conduct focusing exclusively on empowering, advancing, and investing in women worldwide. The Principles have since become the basis for the Gender Equality Principles, an initiative of the City of San Francisco Department on the Status of Women, and the Women’s Empowerment Principles which is a collaborative effort between UNIFEM and the UN Global Compact. For this work, in 2010, she received the CEDAW Women’s Human Rights Award.
Ms. Krumsiek currently serves on several private and non-profit boards. She is a Board member of Pepco Holdings, Inc., Chair of the Board of the Eugene and Agnes E. Meyer Foundation, a Trustee of the Federal City Council, and on the Board of the Girl Scouts USA. She is a former Chair of the Greater Washington Board of Trade.
She has been cited often for her leadership and influence in business. She was named one of the “Influential Marylanders in 2010” by the Daily Record, inducted into the Washington Business Hall of Fame in 2009, and listed among the “100 Most Powerful Women in Washington” by Washingtonian Magazine in 2011 and 2009. Within the investment industry, she was named among the “25 Most Influential People In and Around the Independent Advice Business,” by Investment Advisor Magazine in 2009 and among the “Top 50 Influential Women in Wealth Management,” by Wealth Management Magazine in 2010.
Graduating Phi Beta Kappa with honors from Douglass College, Rutgers University, Ms. Krumsiek received a Bachelor’s degree in mathematics. She received a Master’s degree in mathematics from the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, New York University. In May 2002, Georgetown University awarded Ms. Krumsiek the Degree of Doctor of Humane Letters, Honoris Causa, citing her work in advancing the critical dialogue regarding the rule of business in society. In May 2012, American University awarded her the Degree of Doctor of Laws, Honoris Causa.
Ms. Krumsiek, a native New Yorker, resides Washington, DC with her husband, Bart Leonard and their two daughters.
Visionary Woman of the Year
Storyville Films and
|Award winning producer Betsy West has more than 25 years’ experience in television news and documentary films. At ABC News, her work as co-creator and executive producer of the documentary program Turning Point, and senior producer at Nightline, earned her 21 Emmy Awards and two duPont-Columbia Awards. As senior vice president at CBS News from 1998-2005, Ms. West oversaw 60 Minutes and 48 Hours, and was executive-in-charge of 9/11, winner of a Primetime Emmy Award.
In 2006, she joined the independent film company Storyville Films, where she became executive producer of MAKERS.com (http://www.makers.com/about), a landmark digital and video initiative, developed by AOL and PBS that captures and chronicles hundreds of compelling stories of groundbreaking women of today and tomorrow. The first of its kind initiative features interviews of trailblazing women – both known and unknown — including a few familiar, distinguished women who have been honored by FWA.
Building on the extraordinary archive of stories introduced on MAKERS.com, the “MAKERS: Women Who Make America” documentary, premiering on PBS on February 26th, tells the story of the women’s movement through the firsthand accounts of the leaders, opponents, and trailblazers who created a new America in the last half-century. http://www.makers.com/documentary.
In 2007, Ms. West was appointed associate professor at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. She lives in New York City with her husband, Oscar-nominated filmmaker Oren Jacoby, and daughter Jane.