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Women’s Leadership Symposium & Awards 2022 RECAP


Letter from the Publisher

Josh Schimmels


 

In a return to its in-person format, the Los Angeles Business Journal hosted the 2022 Women’s Leadership Symposium & Awards last week. Through a limited capacity by design, attendees chose their social preferences and level of engagement with others. Some came to meet, mingle and network, while others were there to listen and learn from a distance. All in all, it was yet another inspiring day of information, education and celebration.

This year’s symposium panelists covered topics of ongoing importance, from recognition and salary negotiation, to leading through change and an open discussion about how COVID has created new opportunities for women in the C-suite. In addition, our Awards program honored women of outstanding achievement in our business community.

With 360 incredible nominees, there are clearly many accomplished and impactful leaders to draw inspiration from. This year, we named honorees in the following categories: CEO of the Year; Executive of the Year; Innovator of the Year; Emerging Woman-Owned Business Leader Award; Champion of Women Award; Mentor of the Year; Community Impact Advocate Award; Woman to Watch Award; and NextGen Woman of the Year.

We honored achievements by a number of powerful women who have made a difference throughout Los Angeles. Each of these remarkable honorees and finalists are described below.

Many thanks to our sponsors, who help to make this event possible, and once again, congratulations to the honorees – women who blend effective business vision, with a commitment to positively making a difference, both in the world of business and in the communities they serve.


CEO OF THE YEAR

Honoree
Janice Bryant Howroyd – ActOne Group


EXECUTIVE OF THE YEAR

Honoree
Johanna Faries – Activision Blizzard


INNOVATOR OF THE YEAR

Honoree
Joanna McFarland – HopSkipDrive


EMERGING WOMAN-OWNED BUSINESS LEADER OF THE YEAR

Honoree
Melanie Stricklan – Slingshot Aerospace


CHAMPION OF WOMEN

Honoree
Commander Ruby Flores – Los Angeles Police Department


MENTOR OF THE YEAR

Honoree
Cynthia M. Ruiz – Cynthia M. Ruiz & Associates


COMMUNITY IMPACT ADVOCATE OF THE YEAR

Honoree
Angela J. Reddock-Wright, Esq. – Judicate West/Reddock Law


WOMAN TO WATCH OF THE YEAR

Honoree
Michelle C. Feng, Ph.D. – Executive Mental Health


NEXTGEN WOMAN OF THE YEAR

Honoree
Lauren Antion – Intrepid Investment Bankers


For the list of Finalists:

click here

 


Inside This Supplement

Disruptors of Violence
Have you been paying attention to how quickly this world is becoming a very scary place to live? People are under attack, especially women, children, and People of Color! Our lives and livelihood, and that of our families are in danger!… Read More

Business Women See Progress in Move Toward Gender Parity
Women Business Collaborative (WBC) has established itself as a leading collaborative and high-growth movement committed to achieving equal position, pay and power for all women in business… Read More

 

Number of Woman-Owned Small Businesses Continues to Increase
According to findings from the latest Small Business Trends report released by Guidant Financial, 32 percent of small business owners are women, a 13 percent increase from last year’s 27 percent…. Read More

Study Shows Regression in Global Attitudes Towards Gender Roles
UN Women and the Unstereotype Alliance, an industry-led coalition convened by UN Women to eradicate harmful stereotypes in advertising, last month launched “The Levers of Change: Gender Equality Attitudes Study 2022… Read More

Women Use Unique Tactics to Accomplish Boardroom Goals
Women directors on Fortune 500 boards skillfully use tactics that enable them to display warmth, competence or both, allowing them to avoid backlash and meet specific aims…Read More

Post-Pandemic Business Trends are Digital-First, Female-Owned and Optimistic
Women were more than twice as likely to start a business during COVID-19 than men – just one of the findings unveiled today recently from a study commissioned by NEXT Insurance…Read More

Women Managers Competitively Advocate for Subordinates
Research has long demonstrated that men generally approach the workplace with a more competitive mindset than women. But a study published recently in Strategic Management Journal shows female managers are…Read More


 

THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS

 

PLATINUM

 

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UBS logoUCLA ANDERSON

 

GOLD

 

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View last year’s event here.


 

If you’re interested in sponsoring, speaking or partnership opportunities please call (323) 549-5225 or email us.


 

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