Women’s Leadership Awards (Recap)


Letter from the Publisher
Josh Schimmels




This year’s three-part Women’s Leadership Series culminated with the 2020 Women’s Leadership Awards.

This year’s event – staged virtually – was a tremendous success. Taking place on Wednesday, October 21st, it was truly a privilege to honor the terrific women leaders within the Los Angeles business community. The awards program was jump-started by a powerful keynote discussion between UBS Wealth Management’s Jane Schwartzberg and Jennifer Povlitz. After having a chance to listen to their important message on “Owning Your Worth”, we moved into the celebration.

With more than 350 nominations this year, our judges were faced with a lot of difficult decisions. In the end, we narrowed this impressive field down to five Finalists, and ultimately, one Honoree in each of six award categories: Entrepreneur of the Year, CEO of the Year, Executive of the Year, Community Impact Advocate of the Year, Rising Star of the Year, and Volunteer of the Year.

Many thanks to our sponsors, who helped to reimagine what this event could look like. We took the event from an in-person half-day forum and completely transitioned it into a three-part all-digital series which included a total of six panels, a private champagne toast, a keynote conversation and awards ceremony.

Congratulations to all of this year’s honorees, finalists and nominees who lead by example. They are successful in blending effective business vision with a passionate commitment to positively making a difference, both in the world of business and in the communities they serve.


ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR
Winner
Gail Becker - CAULIPOWER
CEO OF THE YEAR
Winner
Denyelle Bruno - Tender Greens
EXECUTIVE OF THE YEAR
Winner
Helen S. Kim - Vida Ventures, LLC
COMMUNITY IMPACT ADVOCATE OF THE YEAR
Winner
Lisa Woods - GroundSwell Group

RISING STAR OF THE YEAR
Winner
Ksenia Yudina - UNest

VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR
Winner
Giselle Fernandez and Mattie McFadden-Lawson - City Year Los Angeles

For the list of Finalists:

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