YWCA Greater Los Angeles Celebrates 2011 Phenomenal Woman Awards
Salute to Kathy Ireland, Jan Perry
LOS ANGELES, Calif.—YWCA Greater Los Angeles (YWCA GLA) is proud to present the 2011 Phenomenal Woman Awards Luncheon, Wednesday, May 18, 2011 at the Omni Los Angeles Hotel at California Plaza.
The event will honor supermodel and international business mogul Kathy Ireland , CEO of Kathy Ireland Worldwide, with the 2011 Phenomenal Woman of the Year Award and Los Angeles Ninth District Council President Pro Tempore Jan Perry with the 2011 Phenomenal Community Leader Award.
Hosted by Clear Channel Radio personality Josefa Salinas, the event will feature a special performance by Grammy nominated recording artist Kelly Price. Special invited guests and YWCA GLA supporters include Hill Harper, Isaiah Washington, Vanessa Williams, Kym Whitley and more.
With media sponsors including Los Angeles Confidential Magazine, Los Angeles Times and Clear Channel Radio, the Phenomenal Woman Awards fundraiser draws Southern California’s top women executives and leaders to salute their accomplishments before an audience of the Los Angeles business community. Companies have the opportunity to recognize their star employees at the event with certificates of recognition provided by the YWCA GLA. To participate, companies need only purchase a table or tables in advance and submit the names of the employees they wish to recognize. Partial proceeds from the event will benefit the YWCA GLA programs including: (1) Child Development; (2) Youth Services; (3) Job Training; (4) Sexual Assault Crises Services; (5) Advocacy and (6) Empowerment Projects.
YWCA GLA CEO Faye Washington said, “We welcome every phenomenal woman to join us for this exciting event. YWCA Greater Los Angeles is honored to salute Kathy Ireland with the 2011 Phenomenal Woman of the Year Award. Her personal and professional contributions have moved the YWCA GLA’s mission of “eliminating racism, empowering women” forward for women, children and girls all over the globe. Kathy is an iconic figure who leads by example, is a powerful instrument of change and we are honored to celebrate her stellar achievements.” Washington continued, “We are overjoyed to honor Council President Pro Tempore Jan Perry with the 2011 Phenomenal Community Leader Award. Her diligence to serve the people of Los Angeles requires great vision, passion, insight and purpose. Because of Jan Perry’s contributions to this city, the YWCA Greater Los Angeles is able to continue its mission to provide safe spaces for the people of this community to live, learn and grow.”
To purchase tickets or tables for the 2011 Phenomenal Woman Awards Luncheon visit www.ywcagla.org.
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