Top 10 Women in the World of Talent Acquisition


Women worldwide have made significant gains in representation, particularly in senior leadership. 

Women are rising to the occasion as strong leaders and taking on the additional responsibilities that come with it. Women are putting in great efforts to support their teams and advance diversity, equity, and inclusion. 

Some women are dedicated to their field and make sure to take up space in a male-dominated workforce. They make sure that their voices are heard loud and clear so that other women may do the same.

Amy Cropper has over 25 years of experience in Fortune Global 500 companies in technology and professional services, including consulting, recruiting, and program management. Amy joined Amazon in 2016 and is now the Director of Recruiting Operations and Programs for a centralized technical recruiting team.

She began her career as a consultant for Federal Government clients with Andersen Consulting (now Accenture). Cropper discovered her passion for recruiting as a volunteer for campus interviewing events. After two years in consulting, she transitioned into an operational recruiting delivery role. After all, the marketing of a job opportunity is at the heart of recruiting!


Eileen Raymond is the executive director in charge of experienced hire recruiting for KPMG in the United States. She is responsible for recruiting efforts in North America for the Tax, Audit, Advisory, and Business Process Groups. She has over 20 years of experience in professional services recruiting. Before joining KPMG, she was in charge of talent acquisition for SRA International, a leading systems integrator for the federal government in the United States. For the previous ten years, she was the global leader for talent acquisition and management at KPMG Consulting/BearingPoint. She began her recruiting career at Andersen Consulting.


Marisa Bryan is the Senior Director of Global Talent Acquisition and People Culture at Criteo. This French internet company connects brands and retailers with consumers. She previously worked as an executive search manager at LinkedIn and a recruiter at Google and Apple. Throughout her career, she has been an outspoken advocate for women in leadership.

Marisa has worked hard to modernize talent acquisition practices. She implemented a new sourcing model with her team at Apple, scaling Linkedin. Next, she applied that model to the executive search on Linkedin, scaling it. This year, she is implementing an AI-driven top-of-funnel lead generation and engagement process for the Criteo TA organization.


Allison works for JP Morgan as the Vice President-HR Business Partner Team. She is passionate about finding the most qualified and diverse talent through innovative solutions. As a result, she creates strong results and performances centered on human resources. She is an HR executive with extensive experience in multi-state, complex, and large organizations. She works closely with operational leadership to ensure that the HR function meets the needs of the business. In addition, she implements cross-functional strategies for sourcing high-quality, diverse candidates. In 2017, this approach led her team to conquer its hiring goals in just nine months.


Lisa Buckingham is a former Lincoln Financial Group EVP and Chief People, Place, and Brand Officer with over 30 years of HR experience. She was named a Fellow of the National Academy of Human Resources in 2018, HR Executive of the Year by HR Executive Magazine in 2017, and one of Forbes' top ten CHROs in 2015. She is a Global Human Resources executive with profound experience in consulting and collaborating with the CEO, Board, HR Leadership, Senior Leadership, functional teams, and the broader HR community to drive organizational and leadership effectiveness. 


Dalana is an experienced corporate executive with significant global leadership experience at some of the world's leading Fortune 500 companies in various industries. In addition, she has developed a career in corporate finance and human resources. 

This dual background adds value to organizations by leveraging the relationship between people and the bottom line. She has a strong reputation for assisting companies in transforming their organizations by maximizing their people's talent and potential by leveraging her 20+ years of experience as a successful human capital strategist, cultural architect, and organizational transformer. She serves as Twitter, Inc.'s Vice President of People Experience and Chief Diversity Officer. Leads global teams in the design and development of innovative people programs that equitably engage employees, foster a fair and inclusive culture, and contribute to the advancement of the organization.


Slate is Cisco's Vice President, Chief Inclusion and Collaboration Officer. Her extensive diversity and inclusion expert background is well documented and well recognized. In 2018, Black Enterprise named her a 2018 Top Executive in Corporate Diversity, and she spoke at the 2018 National Diversity Women's Business Leadership Conference. Before that, Profiles in Diversity Journal named her a 2017 Diversity Leader.


Jeanne is the CEO of The Devon Group, a technology public relations firm she founded. Throughout her career, she has assisted in the launch and promotion of thousands of new products, services, and businesses. Jeanne has also helped with numerous successful exits, from initial public offerings to strategic mergers and acquisitions. Her formal training in issues management equips her to advise CEOs and investors during times of crisis and unexpected change. Jeanne also chairs the virtual HR Tech Conference and the Women in HR Tech Summit, in addition to Devon (held at the HR Tech Festival Asia in Singapore and the HR Tech Conference in Las Vegas.) She is a board director at Knology and a graduate of Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management. She is a Top 100 HR Influencer.


Allison Dunsmore is the Global TA Ops manager at Seismic. She supports talent acquisition professionals so they can do what they do best! From building attraction strategies to creating talent support models (and everything else in between), her ultimate focus is on accelerating recruiting and candidate experiences. Allison is one of the top recruitment influencers who believes that it is easy to want a diverse and inclusive workforce but challenging to execute work processes that integrate a diverse workforce. 


Nicolette Luckie is the Senior Director of Talent Acquisition and Org Development for CSX. CSX is a railroad company and one of the nation's leading Freight Transportation Suppliers. CSX runs across about 21,000 miles of track across 23 States serving major markets on the Eastern side of the United States. Nicolette has a responsibility not only for Talent Acquisition but also for Talent Management, Learning and Development, Diversity and Inclusion, and Employee Relations functions for both the Union and Management population of the organization.

At KAPITAL, we have Ninoshka Patrao leading our HR efforts along with  Geethu Vijayan,  Aswathy Vinod, Sirisha Rajasimha, Lekshmi Nath, Sonia Varghese, Ritika Tanwar, and Priya Maheshwari putting their best foot forward in providing high-quality talent to all our clients who come to us with their ERP and Data Science Talent needs.

Women bring varied viewpoints to the workplace as a whole and can enhance employee recruiting, enhancing workplace diversity.  Lists like this are valuable because they inspire people to see what is possible and broaden their thoughts on what it means to be a leader. Most of our team leads are strong, independent women who have helped KAPITAL become what it is today. As a culture, we must continue to break down barriers and highlight the accomplishments of women in leadership roles for future generations.

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