February 1, 2022
38TH ANNUAL WOMEN OF THE YEAR COMMEMORATIVE CELEBRATION HONOREES:
“CELEBRATING WOMEN WHO TELL OUR STORIES”
On Monday, March 13, 2023, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors and the Commission for Women will hold its 38th Annual Women of the Year Awards and Commemorative Celebration, “Celebrating Women Who Tell Our Stories.” This year we will honor 13 exceptional women who have diligently worked to better the lives of women in Los Angeles County. The luncheon will be held at the Sheraton Grand Los Angeles in Downtown Los Angeles, 711 S. Hope St., Los Angeles, CA 90017, in the beautiful California Ballroom. Registration and check-in will open at 10:30 a.m. and the event will begin promptly at 11:00 a.m.
The following women are saluted for their work to bring about social and economic change:
Karen Bass, Mayor, City of Los Angeles
Karen Bass is the 43rd Mayor of Los Angeles and the first woman elected to hold this prestigious position.
First District: Diana Diaz, Creator/Founder, Mexichic Crafts,
the Goddess Mercado, and the Queer Mercado
Second District: Valaria M. Lincoln, Retired, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’
Los Angeles District Office
Third District: Emiliana Guereca, Founder, Women’s March Foundation
Fourth District: Dr. Monica Sanchez, Councilmember, City of Pico Rivera
Fifth District: Dr. Jill Zimmerman, Dean of Students, Antelope Valley College
Arts/Media: Tema Staig, Executive Director, Women in Media
Business/Labor: Erika Toriz, Founder & Executive Director, Haven Services
Community Activism: Naomi Rainey-Person, President, Long Beach Branch NAACP
Education: Luz Flores, Director of Operations, Women In Non-Traditional Employment Roles
Education: Vivian Ekchian, Superintendent, Glendale Unified School District
Health: Andrea Piazza, Director of Virtual Programming,
Discovery Behavioral Health
Law/Public Safety: Muluemebet Alemayehu, Immigration Attorney,
Law Offices of Muluemebet Alemayehu
A portion of the proceeds from these events will be used to provide education scholarships for young at-risk women. To purchase tickets or a table, or to become a sponsor, please visit https://connect.eventpro.net/ep/client/DB023225.
Join us and show your appreciation for these exceptional women! For more information to become a sponsor or have questions about this event, please contact Commission Staff at email@example.com or 213-974-1431.
Thank you. We look forward to your participation on March 13, 2023, at the
Sheraton Grand Los Angeles Hotel, Downtown Los Angeles.