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CNBC to Launch Inaugural CNBC Changemakers List in Partnership With Full Picture

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October 03, 2023

List will recognize 40 female leaders who are impacting society, challenging established business practices and driving industry-wide change

Nominations open today through November 3

CNBC, First in Business Worldwide, today announced the opening of nominations for the inaugural CNBC Changemakers: Women Transforming Business list developed in partnership with Full Picture, a leading strategy, communications and production firm, as well as the formation of a CNBC Changemakers Advisory Board. The unranked list, inspired by CNBC Senior Media & Technology Correspondent Julia Boorstin’s best-selling book When Women Lead, will recognize a diverse group of women whose accomplishments have left a mark on the business world and who are paving a path forward. CNBC Changemakers will feature 40 women from companies and organizations across all sectors of the economy—including philanthropic organizations. 

The women named to the list will have crossed meaningful financial milestones, achieved significant business results, challenged traditional leadership models, solved old problems with new approaches, and identified untapped opportunities in the past year. They will be recognized for setting new standards for success and management, transcending gender barriers and serving as role models for all. They are the icons rewriting the rules and shaping a dynamic business landscape. 

The nomination process for CNBC Changemakers begins today, October 3, 2023, and runs through November 3, 2023, at 11:59pm ET and is open to women in senior leadership roles at companies with at least $25 million in annual revenue in at least one of the past three years or with an enterprise value of at least $100 million for private companies or $250 million for public companies. A data-driven approach that analyzes the quantitative and qualitative impact and significance of each nominee’s contribution to their industry or sector between November 1, 2022, and November 1, 2023, will drive the selection of the list.  Complete details on how to apply can be found here: The CNBC Changemakers list will be announced in January 2024. 

The CNBC Changemakers Advisory Board is made up of top academics, management experts and business and entertainment icons, who will work with the CNBC editorial team to determine the weight of quantitative and qualitative criteria that will be used to select the final list. 

CNBC Changemakers Advisory Board members include: 

  • Marcela Miguel Berland, Latin Insights Founder & President 
  • Julia Boorstin, CNBC Senior Media & Tech Correspondent 
  • Tory Burch, Tory Burch LLC Executive Chairman & Chief Creative Officer; Tory Burch Foundation Founder 
  • Emma Carrasco, NBCUniversal News Group Senior Vice President of Corporate Affairs 
  • Srikant Datar, Harvard Business School Dean 
  • Karen Finerman, Metropolitan Capital Advisors CEO & Co-Founder and CNBC Contributor 
  • Beth Ford, Land O’Lakes, Inc. President & CEO 
  • Ken Frazier, General Catalyst’s Health Assurance Initiatives Chairman; former Merck Chairman & CEO 
  • Desiree Gruber, Full Picture Founder & CEO 
  • Kris Jenner, Entrepreneur, Executive Producer, and star of HULU’s The Kardashians 
  • Oscar Munoz, Former CEO & Chairman United Airlines and CNBC Contributor   
  • Laurene Powell Jobs, Emerson Collective Founder & President 
  • Sheryl Sandberg, and Founder 
  • Dr. Stacy L. Smith, Annenberg Inclusion Initiative Founder 

CNBC’s Julia Boorstin will report on the list across all CNBC platforms.