Stephanie Sissler, Vice President, Global Channel Marketing and Operations, Siemens Enterprise Communications
Anne Mulcahy and Ursula Burns of Xerox. Anne Mulchy is well-admired for turning around Xerox at a time when many thought bankruptcy was imminent. I admire her just as much for mentoring a fellow working mother (Ursula Burns) during her tenure and then taking the bold step of insisting that she replace her when she retired. Now, Xerox under Burns' leadership is continuing to grow and prosper. This partnership truly debunks the stereotype of women holding down other woman as they climb the career ladder and reinforces the importance and rewards of paying it forward.