Atlanta women discuss issues of women in the workplace at AJC forum. From left, Kelly Regal, Kat Cole (seated), Lori Kilberg, Teri McClure (seated), Kenzie Biggins, Wendy Clark, Jane Smith, Veronica Biggins (seated) and Sally Yates.
Photo: Phil Skinner
Photo: Phil Skinner

Bios of women who participated in AJC forum

In the last few weeks since the release of the book "Lean In" by Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg, the debate over how and why women are under-represented in top management has really heated up. The AJC decided to bring together top-ranking women in Atlanta to hear their views on the issue.

Here are mini-biographies of the women who participated.

Kenzie Biggins

Founder of social media consulting firm Uniquely Defined

Also: Daughter of Veronica Biggins

Veronica Biggins

Executive search veteran and managing director of the Atlanta office of Diversified Search

Also: Former director of presidential personnel under President Bill Clinton

Wendy Clark

Senior vice president of the global sparkling brand center at Coca-Cola at Co.

Also: Featured in Fortune’s “40 under 40” issue in 2009

Kat Cole

President of Cinnabon

Also: Moved up from Hooters restaurants hostess to vice president

Lori Kilberg

Partner at real estate law firm Hartman Simons & Wood

Also: Past president of Commercial Real Estate Women Atlanta

Teri Plummer McClure

Senior vice president of legal, compliance, audit and public affairs at UPS

Also: Serves on Emory University Board of Trustees

Kelly Regal

Executive vice president of Turner Broadcasting System

Also: Former attorney with Paul, Hastings, Janofsky and Walker

Jane Smith

Executive director of Spelman College’s Center for Leadership and Civic Engagement

Also: Holds doctorate in social policy analysis from Harvard University

Sally Yates

U.S. attorney for the Northern District of Georgia.

Also: First woman to serve in the position

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