Remarkable women the world over

C200 is a professional peer community like no other. Our members lead the world’s most remarkable companies, including Campbell Soup Co., Deloitte, Eventbrite, Home Depot, HBO, HGTV, IBM, KPMG, Guardian Life Insurance Company, Qatalyst, 3M, The Real/Real, Hint Water, Rodan + Fields and many more.

Members include Muriel Siebert, the first woman to own a seat on the New York Stock Exchange; Kay Koplovitz, the first female network television president; and Christie Hefner, CEO of the first national magazine to have an online presence.

Our members are changing the face of business daily. C200 brings them together to support, advise and inspire one another, so that together, we can advance women’s leadership.

Advancing members and women in business

Through C200, members support one another’s professional and personal growth while inspiring and advancing future women business leaders. Specific benefits of membership include:

  • Relationships with the most successful and innovative women entrepreneurs and corporate leaders worldwide
  • Personal and professional support within a confidential community of peers
  • Innovative educational curriculum at our Annual Conference
  • Access to intimate members-only social and networking events throughout the year
  • The opportunity to give back and inspire the next generation of women business leaders through original outreach and educational programming
  • Lifelong opportunity for member engagement

Our members share our mission of fostering, celebrating and advancing women’s leadership in business. In addition to a proven track record of successful business leadership, they also demonstrate industry and community leadership.

Councils – Small, powerful groups

C200 organizes our hundreds of members into regional “Councils” of 10 to 12 women. These groups meet regularly, allowing members to form deep connections and receive personal support and inspiration from the women they know best. Many members say that their C200 Council is their closest and most valuable personal advisory group.  If you have questions about Councils or would like to join or lead one, please contact Judy Waak-Pearce.

Nominate an extraordinary woman

C200 membership is by invitation only. Members, if the candidate you’d like to nominate meets the requirements below, please contact Meghan McRae to complete a recommendation form. The C200 Membership Committee will interview her, verify her qualifications and invite her to complete an application.

  • A Corporate Candidate is responsible for the operations and P&L of a for-profit company (or a subsidiary/division) that generates annual revenues of at least $250 million.
  • A candidate running a privately-held company is responsible for the full P&L of the parent company or subsidiary/division generating annual revenues of at least $75 Million (such as CEO, COO, General Manager, Operating President).
  • An Entrepreneur Candidate is a for-profit company founder and/or a majority or controlling owner responsible for the P&L of a company that generates annual revenues of at least $20 million.
  • International criteria: A Corporate Candidate is responsible for the P&L of the company or subsidiary/division generating annual revenues of at least $100 million. Candidates are responsible for the operations of a company or business unit (such as CEO, COO, General Manager, Operating President).  An Entrepreneur Candidate is responsible for the P&L of the company, is reporting a minimum of $10 million in annual revenues, be a company founder and/or a majority or controlling owner.

In addition to meeting the financial requirements, prospective members must be recognized leaders within their industry and their community, and committed to advancing other women in business leadership.

A candidate who does not currently meet the membership criteria but clearly has within the last three years will be considered. The Board of Directors may approve additional factors for consideration on a case-by-case basis.

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Books by our members

Gina Diez Barroso

President & CEO, Grupo Diarq

Harmony + Serenity + Balance: Spectacular Spas of Mexico

Rated among the world's top spa destinations, Mexico has a long tradition of herbal medicine and therapies, such as the temazcal steam bath. This book explores the coming together of ancient healing traditions and modern beauty therapies at the very best spas in Mexico. Beautiful photography does justice to the spas' natural backdrops and enticing interiors, making you want to drop everything and let expert hands guide you into a balanced state of serenity and inner harmony.

Gay Gaddis

CEO & Founder, T3

Cowgirl Power: How to Kick Ass in Business and Life

As the owner of one of the largest woman-owned advertising agencies in the US, Gay Gaddis knows a thing or two about empowerment. Gay’s insights are rooted in the spirited strength of the real cowgirl heroines of the 1920s and ’30s—gutsy risk-takers in everything they did. In Cowgirl Power, these cowgirls are celebrated as a metaphor for the power we all have to achieve far more than we think. Whether your goal is to start a family, own a business, advance your career, organize community outreach, or run for office, it all comes down to power: knowing how to develop it and not being afraid to take it when it comes your way.

Alexandra Lebenthal

CEO, Lebenthal & Co., LLC

The Recessionistas

A satire and exposé of New York society and Wall Street during the financial crisis.

Susan Packard

Author, Speaker, Co-Founder & Former COO, Scripps Networks Interactive & HGTV

New Rules of the Game: 10 Strategies for Women in the Workplace

My book provides insights, tips and direction to everyone in business, with a focus on women. Gamesmanship is a strategic way of thinking that cultivates creativity, focus, optimism, teamwork, and competitiveness. It means composure and mental fortitude. It means loving the game called business and being fueled by the raw adrenaline of winning. But at the same time, don’t be afraid to make mistakes, take some risk, and have fun where you work.

Larraine Segil

Chief Executive Officer, Little Farm Company


Story of a woman of poverty and a woman of privilege and their friendship over decades with the backdrop of apartheid in south African through the release of Mandela and beyond.

Fast Alliances: Power Your E-Business

First book on the impact of alliances within the internet environment.

Dynamic Leader Adaptive Organization: Ten Essential Traits for Managers

Combining partnering and leadership -with a methodology of how to be a better leader in face of a changing organization.

Partnering: The New Face of Leadership

A book compiled and donated to the victims of 911.

Made with Love - The Italian Way - Three Grandmothers from Tuscany

Fun cookbook featuring the stories of 3 grandmas from Tuscany.

Sam, The Broken Robot and His Adventures with The Pretend Family

Stories and songs written for my grandchildren about Sam a Broken Robot who has grandparents who live on a farm ( as we do!).

Herta von Stiegel

Founder and Executive Chair, Ariya Capital

The Mountain Within: Leadership Lessons and Inspiration for Your Climb to the Top

In July 2008, global business executive Herta von Stiegel led a group of 28 multinational climbers, including seven disabled people, to the top of Mount Kilimanjaro for charity. Herta's narrative reveals several invaluable lessons for today's business leaders: ruthlessly prepare; use failure as a stepping-stone for success; hang on to your vision; and know when it's time to come down from the mountain.  A one-of-a-kind work that is at once inspiring and prescriptive, The Mountain Within offers a wealth of revelations for any business leader--extraordinary lessons that will help you brave any unexpected challenge, recharge when faced with setbacks, and maintain your focus even when the goal seems insurmountable.

Teresa Taylor

CEO, BlueValley Advisors LLC

The Balance Myth - Rethinking Work-Life Success

A straightforward and practical resource, The Balance Myth shows women that by leaving behind the frustrating and useless idea of work-life balance they can stop feeling guilty and frustrated. You don't have to take the mother out of your job in order to make it to the corner office.

Articles & Editorials by our members

Rochelle Bartholomew

CEO – President, CalArk, Inc.

“CalArk follows own road map to growth” – Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

CalArk established their truckload operations in 1975 and within the last 3 years, the company has diversified its offerings into warehouse services and last mile solutions. With the significant growth e-commerce has had across many industries, CalArk made the decision to invest in a warehouse in Little Rock and begin down this business adventure. Many other motor carriers within the industry start in the “last mile”  market segment by purchasing an established business that has serviced this specific market. CalArk built the warehouse and distribution division from the ground up, which is not common for businesses today. The company has now reached a 100 percent growth rate in the newly developed market.

“Information Is Key” – Commercial Carrier JournalWith the ever-changing industry, CalArk realized they needed more ways to ensure it was maximizing it’s efficiencies and service across their operations. CalArk developed an in-house tool named the “Efficiency Auger” , which was spawned from internal data mining, data warehousing and performance management concepts. About a year and a half ago, Rochelle Bartholomew shared her vision of where she wanted the company to go and her VP of Business Development organized a team (two team members) of forward-thinking employees who were not afraid to address perceived limitations. The major focus of the auger is to solve problems of inefficiencies, which allows the company to identify wasted time down to the minute, allowing the company to attack inefficiency with surgical precision. CalArk also launched a “Balance Map” tool that inreases operational efficiency by providing accurate and timely data which helps operations make decisions on freight demands quickly and effectively. The map is located on monitors on the operations floor and is also accessible by cell phone or computer through a web-link. A customer service scorecard was also developed internally to allow CalArk to take a proactive approach to customer service by identifying not only when a load is deemed late, but allows the company to assign the reason to identify the root cause. The main goal is to strengthen the partnership with their customers and show how important servicing them is to our business.

Joanna Drake

General Partner
Core Ventures Group

A Silicon Valley Headline That Will Not Go Away: Where Are All the Women?

Silicon Valley considers itself a meritocracy. As we wrote in our last column, the role of immigrants in creating technology companies that drive wholesale market transitions and ultimately massive market values has been remarkable. Immigrants’ success in Silicon Valley is a testament to an ecosystem open to vision, intelligence, hard work and hustle.

But our meritocracy is also uneven and incomplete, with biases and holes. One persistent failure is in recognizing, supporting and sustaining female leadership. We need to do a better job in recognizing and advancing all forms of diversity.

Ellen Kullman

Retired Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, DuPont
Board Member, United Technologies Corporation

Ex-DuPont CEO Ellen Kullman: How I Survived in a Room Full of Men – Fortune

Ellen Kullman discusses the difficulties and opportunities that come with being the only woman in the room. Throughout her career she has learned to speak up and advocate for herself and other women. The latest initiative she is involved in, Paradigm for Parity, is dedicated to bringing gender parity to corporate leadership by 2030.

Susan Stautberg

Chairman and CEO
Women Corporate Directors

Last laugh for a true women’s ‘warrior’

Susan Stautberg is celebrating a triumphant 16 years fighting to lift the rights of women in boardrooms around the world. She tells Duan Ting her job will not stop there as she passes the baton to her successor.

Member profile

Kimber Maderazzo

Founder & CEO

Milli Rose


Q:      How has your vision and/or your business helped shape your industry?
A:      My mission has always been to make sure I can make a difference in people’s everyday lives. I have always worked with companies that people use everyday and as a result I think we have made a real, positive impact on people.


Q:      What is the best piece of advice you can offer other women leaders?
A:      Be true to yourself. Throughout my career I have been offered many opportunities. I have always made sure what I do is an extension of who I am, not the other way around. It’s important to maintain that focus and think of yourself first. In my opinion, it’s the only way to be a great leader.


Q:      What is your personal motto?
A:      Life is short, enjoy it and do something you love.


Q:      How has your membership in C200 impacted you personally and professionally?
A:      I joined C200 for all of the professional advantages, because I have always put my professional needs first. I never thought it would have such an impact on me personally. My experience as a member of C200 has been life-changing in ways I could never have imagined.


Q:      What do you feel is the most important issue facing business leaders today?
A:      Relevancy. If a company does not stay relevant it will not sustain.

Recent C200 events

The New Ins and Outs of DC

Washington, D.C.

Almost 100 members from around the country met in DC in May 2019 for this inaugural event which included a lunch with senators, a talk with female political newscasters at the National Press Club about women in the media, and dinner at the embassies of Mexico, Hungary, Italy, and Denmark. 

International Adventures & “Best Tickets in Town”

Mexico City, Mexico

In February 2016, members spent time enjoying exclusive access to the best of Valle de Bravo and Mexico City, including behind-the-scenes tours of businesses, a visit to the Mexican Stock Exchange, Museum of Popular Art and a visit to the Pyramids outside of Mexico City. Members have the opportunity to see the world and travel internationally together each year.

Annual Summer Retreats

Kenwood, CA

A group of 22 members gathered in July 2019 for the annual summer retreat at a member’s home in beautiful wine country for 26 hours of programming, networking, and leisure activities. Topics ranged from current affairs, including immigration and the market climate, to board best practices.

Local & Regional Dinners and Holiday Parties

Philadelphia, PA

Holiday parties are hosted from New York City to Philadelphia (pictured here in January 2019) to Houston to Denver, often at member homes or local restaurants. Members are welcome to attend all events that fit their schedule, allowing them to keep in touch with their C200 friends and expand their networks.

Special Guests

Dallas, TX

The 2018 C200 Annual Conference concluded with an intimate evening with Former First Lady Laura Bush at the George W. Bush Presidential Library where she shared her experience in the White House and what life looks like now for her, the former president, and their family.

Annual FunRaisers

Yellowstone Club, MT

Members supported the C200 Advancing Women initiatives while enjoying a summer break in August 2019 at the beautiful home of a member at the Yellowstone Club. Attendees enjoyed golfing, hiking, horseback riding, fly fishing, zip lining, mountain biking, and more. Members host FunRaisers each year in their homes around the country.

Exclusive Tours & Behind-the-Scenes Access

Minneapolis, MN

Members get to experience exclusive visits and once-in-a-lifetime access to countless events, attractions, and businesses around the country. Pictured here is a group of our members enjoying a tour of the brand new Allianz Field in Minneapolis in July 2019. These attendees also enjoyed a panel discussion on women in the sports industry and dinner in the Owner’s Box.

Intimate Lunches & Dinners

Nashville, TN

Members meet often for intimate meals around the country where they can form more personal relationships with their fellow members. These local connections, pictured here in June 2018 in Nashville, are paramount to excellent member value. Prospects are often invited to join and learn more about the organization.

The C200 Annual Conference

Save the date for C200’s premiere event!

2020 Annual Conference
November 12-15
Boston, MA