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2016 Phenomenal Woman Awards Luncheon Honors:

Entertainment Industry Charity Champion Lisa Paulsen, LA City Council Member Nury Martinez and Founder/CEO of Firm Transporting the Disabled Delilah Lanoix-Harris

HonoreesWebHundreds gathered on May 11, 2016 to celebrate the YWCA Greater Los Angeles 2016 Phenomenal Woman Awards Luncheon at the Omni Los Angeles Hotel. Honorees included: Lisa Paulsen, President & CEO of the Entertainment Industry Foundation, Los Angeles City Councilwoman Nury Martinez, and Delilah Lanoix-Harris, President of SMS Transportation Services. These powerful and influential women engaged attendees with a keynote seminar discussing their insights around the topic of what it means to be Powerful, Inspired, Brilliant, Visionary and Bold women: the obligations it imposes, the challenges it invites.

The event was co-hosted by YWCA Greater Los Angeles Ambassador and lifestyle designer Kathy Ireland; the organization’s Advisory Commissioner, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences President Cheryl Boone Isaacs; and Los Angeles Philharmonic President and CEO, Deborah Borda. Christine Devine, Los Angeles Fox 11 Co-Anchor, moderated the discussion.

This signature annual fundraising event of the YWCA Greater Los Angeles draws Southern California’s top executives to salute the accomplishments of women leaders in the Los Angeles community. Many thanks to this year’s key sponsors: Southern California Gas Co., Edison, Xerox, Toyota, JP Morgan Chase, Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas, City National Bank, Arthur J. Gallagher & Co., US Bank, Union Bank, Brotherhood Crusade, Guttman Associates, PCL Construction, TheZenith, Green Hasson Janks, SMS Transportation Services, Kaiser Permanente, Claremont Lincoln University, Century Housing, LAUP, Bolton & Company, Margaret Leong Checca and Omni Los Angeles Hotel. Each honoree was presented with a bracelet from FAITH by Terri Lynn.

YWCA Greater Los Angeles extends its deepest appreciation and thanks to all those who participated for your spectacular support of our 2016 Phenomenal Woman Awards Luncheon. Proceeds raised from the event will benefit YWCA Greater Los Angeles programs and services.

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