In the United States, despite recent gains, women are underrepresented in leadership roles—both in business and politics, impacting women’s career trajectories, earnings and economic security across their lifespan. Research has shown that increasing gender diversity in corporate leadership is not only good for women but is also strongly correlated with higher returns and profitability.
To tackle this national disparity on the local level and contribute to talent development and corporate success in Northeast Florida, JAXUSA Partnership has hired human resources executive Angela Timberlake to serve as its vice president, elevate women – a new leadership role designed to ensure female representation in Northeast Florida leadership. In this role, Angela will develop and lead strategies to increase the number and percentage of women in C-suite roles, on corporate boards and in political office in the region.
Angela has worked in several key leadership roles with Acosta Sales and Marketing for more than a decade, including vice president of talent development and effectiveness. In this role, she was a member of the company’s senior leadership team and she governed, developed and executed talent development and retention strategies. Timberlake joins JAXUSA after starting her own business as chief empowerment officer and founder of Brilliant Leadership Group, an executive coaching and development firm and providing talent consulting with Right Management Florida & The Partnering Group.