Adweek’s Women Trailblazers Talk Inspiration, Career Milestones and Future Victories

This year's honorees include execs from CBS News, Land O'Lakes, Carbon, Universal Standard, Starz, MAC, Goodby and Twitter

Dara Treseder, Whitney Wolfe Herd, Padma Lakshmi and Minjae Ormes
Adweek’s Women Trailblazers 2020 include (l. to r.) Dara Treseder, Whitney Wolfe Herd, Padma Lakshmi and Minjae Ormes. Photo Illustration: Adweek, Sources: Carbon, Bumble, Inez and Vinoodh, Visible

When we interviewed our picks for this year’s Women Trailblazers issue, the mood was understandably introspective. Not only was the pandemic reshaping life at work and home, but the nation was (and remains) at a cultural tipping point. While many of us wonder what the future will bring, the women featured here are actively building the future they want—pursuing an end to racial and gender inequality, leveling the playing field and making room for those who might otherwise be overlooked. Here, they talk about career milestones, the people who inspire them, what they’re setting their sights on next and even their go-to songs (hello, Prince and Lizzo). —Kristina Feliciano

This story first appeared in the July 13, 2020, issue of Adweek magazine. Click here to subscribe.
kristina.feliciano@adweek.com Kristina Feliciano is the features editor at Adweek.