Class of 2022 to Highlight 100 Extraordinary Black Women in the C-Suite and Executive Leaders  


28 January 2022

RADNOR, Pa., January 28, 2022 – Lincoln Financial Group (NYSE:LNC) Chief Diversity Officer, Allison Green Johnson, was named to Diversity Woman Magazine’s second annual ‘ELITE 100’ list, a tribute to 100 extraordinary Black women leaders.  

The ELITE 100 list highlights Black women in the C-suite and executive leaders at Fortune 500, Fortune 1000, Fortune Global 500, S&P 500 companies and nonprofits who are leading complex transformations in their corporations by managing remote teams around the world, building morale through innovative programming, optimizing organizational culture through diversity, equity, and inclusion, and sustaining profitable bottom lines.   

“I’m honored to be on the Diversity Woman Magazine’s ELITE 100 list, recognizing Black women leadership in Corporate America,” said Allison Green Johnson, SVP, Chief Diversity Officer, Lincoln Financial Group. “I’m proud of all we have accomplished in the diversity, equity and inclusion (DE&) space at Lincoln Financial Group, and I’m excited to further advance our commitment to DE&I in 2022.” 

“I am thrilled to celebrate the inspiring Black women featured in our Elite 100 Class of 2022 issue, and to announce that this will be an annual issue from this point forward,” said Dr. Sheila Robinson, founder of Diversity Woman Media. “Black women have always faced barriers to advancement, such as double standards, lack of advocacy, and unconscious bias. Diversity Woman is committed to doing our part by shining a light on these diverse, smart, and ambitious women and their achievements annually in this special issue.” 

The Diversity Woman ELITE 100 honorees hold executive and senior-level positions; oversee major global, national, and regional subsidiaries and divisions; and have achieved results – both by increasing or exceeding an organization’s bottom line and in enhancing company culture. The industries represented include financial services, banking, media, oil and gas, pharmaceuticals, automotive, food and beverage, telecommunications, health care, entertainment, nonprofits, and retail, among others.  

To view the full list, click here. 

About Lincoln Financial Group  

Lincoln Financial Group provides advice and solutions that help people take charge of their financial lives with confidence and optimism. Today, more than 17 million customers trust our retirement, insurance and wealth protection expertise to help address their lifestyle, savings and income goals, and guard against long-term care expenses. Headquartered in Radnor, Pennsylvania, Lincoln Financial Group is the marketing name for Lincoln National Corporation (NYSE:LNC) and its affiliates. The company had $322 billion in end-of-period account values as of September 30, 2021. Lincoln Financial Group is a committed corporate citizen included on major sustainability indices including the Dow Jones Sustainability Index North America and FTSE4Good. Dedicated to diversity and inclusion, we earned perfect 100 percent scores on the Corporate Equality Index and the Disability Equality Index, and rank among Newsweek’s Most Responsible Companies. Committed to providing our employees with flexible work arrangements, we were named to FlexJobs’ list of the Top 100 Companies to Watch for Remote Jobs in 2022. Learn more at: Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Instagram. Sign up for email alerts at  


About Diversity Woman Media  

Diversity Woman Media is the leading, multiplatform professional and executive leadership development enterprise and community that advocates diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging. Celebrating its fifteenth year, the company was founded by Dr. Sheila Robinson to provide guidance, training, and mentorship to build the next generation of leaders. Recognized as a leading, professional and executive leadership development enterprise that advocates for diversity, equity and inclusion, our nationally-recognized portfolio is comprised of three-core areas: Publications (Diversity Woman Magazine and Inclusion Magazine), Leadership Development Academy Workshops, and National Conferences (Diversity Woman Digital; the National Diversity Women’s Business Leadership Conference; Business Leaders Women in Tech Conference; Inclusion Innovation Leadership Summit; and the Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging Conference). Follow us on social media, Twitter @DiversityWoman; and FB @DiversityWomanMagazine.