Career achievement: Receiving astanding ovation from a company’s board of directors.
Ria Marie Carlson has a new high-profile job: This month she became the Associate Vice Chancellor of Strategic Communications for UC Irvine. Her responsibilities include brand management, media and community relations; university-wide marketing; digital and visual media development; university development; and fundraising. Carlson previously served as the senior vice president of Communications and Brand Management for Ingram Micro Inc., the world’s largest technology distributor.
Advice to women in business: “Speak up. Based on my experience, it seems women are less likely than men to voice their opinions or ask for the next big job or assignment.”
20 WOMEN TO WATCH
Introduction by Executive Editor Steve Churm
Nancy W. Dahan ≈ Dr. Carol A. Taylor ≈ Mildred García, Ed.D.
Thelma Meléndez de Santa Ana, Ph.D. ≈ Carrie Williams
Lisa Taylor ≈ Dr. Jody Agius Vallejo ≈ Shelley M. Hoss
Trinka Rowsell ≈ Deirdre Evans ≈ Dimetria A. Jackson
Ria Marie Carlson ≈ Tammie McMann Brailsford, RN
Donna Boston ≈ Margie Evashenk ≈ Dede Barbanti
Mari Kurtz ≈ Cozette Phifer Koerber
Sarah Reinertsen ≈ Sandra Bolton
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