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Our 2018 #WeAreWomen classes were filled with standout individuals who work tirelessly for the Los Angeles community. See below for our 2018 Woman of the Year and Man of the Year Award winners as well as the additional candidate.
|2018 #WeAreWomen Woman of the Year
Executive Director of the CA Women’s Law Center, Butler has spent over two decades protecting the rights of girls in sports through her legal advocacy work in support of Title IX.
2018 #WeAreWomen Man of the Year
Woman of Year Nominees
Kathleen Piche, Head of Marketing & Communications for the LA County Dept of Mental Health is a leading voice as it relates to providing the necessary support and resources for those suffering from mental illness.
Denise Pollard, Founder/Owner of Complete In-Home Care is an advocate for hard-working immigrants looking to better themselves and their families through professional development and entrepreneurial opportunity.
Angela Gibson, President of the Greater Los Angeles African-American Chamber of Commerce has been the voice and advocate for African-American-owned small businesses in the Southern CA region for over 25 years. Alliances are key.
Maleka Long, Founder of Love Beyond Limits possesses a true service heart when it comes to girl empowerment. Through her grassroots nonprofit, she has inspired an entire generation of young people in Long Beach to do better, be better, and help each other.
Kathy Burrows, CEO of Sold Out Seating maximizes the potential of for-profit sales teams by mentoring and training them to utilize their own organic strengths of personality and background as a means to foster greater connectivity with customers.
Betsy Butler, Executive Director of the CA Women’s Law Center has spent over two decades protecting the rights of girls in sports through her legal advocacy work in support of Title IX.
Tracy Lawrence, CEO and Co-Founder of Chewse, Inc is a lifelong advocate for inclusive working environments and business transparency. She encourages her team to bring their “whole, authentic selves” to work each day.
Suzy Dancisin, Owner of Wicked Skatewear which she started out of a room in her house in 2006. The company has since grown into two storefronts and an online store devoted to clothing and equipment for roller derby athletes: a sport largely-dominated by women.
Man of the Year Nominees
Damond Johnson, a GRYD Case Manager and Community Activist focuses on empowering men and women re-entering life post incarceration.
Doyin Richards, Author, Speaker, and Social Media Influencer is focused on raising boys into MEN who support WOMEN.
Quentin Blanton, Business Manager Premier Accounts for Blue Shield of CA and President of the Black Employee Network focuses strongly on diversity and inclusion in the workplace.
China McCarney, Founder and CEO of Athletes Against Anxiety and Depression is a trailblazer who has been at the forefront on mental health awareness and the need for advanced research.
Tobias Sherman, CEO of Foundry IV envisions a world where WNBA athletes are the most popular mainstays in the e-sports sector.
Reza B’Far, VP of Development for Oracle has been a pioneering advocate of the Jr Sparks program by sponsored Orange County-based young basketbballers who otherwise wouldn’t have had the opportunity to join the sports programming.
Joel Jacinto, LA Board of Public Works Commissioner possesses a storied career dedicated to public service and to advancing the Los Angeles Community’s understanding and acceptance of the different cultures that make our city great.
Joe Peron, Pasadena City College Women’s Basketball Head Coach has over 500 career victories and pushes his players to go beyond the court and out into the community to help others.