Celebrating Women 2021

Presented by Copia Wealth Management and Insurance Services
November 16, 2021, 6:00-9:00 p.m.
Town and Country Resort
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About The Event

Celebrating Women, presented by Copia Wealth Management & Insurance Services, returns on November 16, 2021 at The Town and Country Resort. This newly remodeled retro-modern venue will host the city’s most inspiring female leaders, movers and shakers, and entrepreneurs for Celebrating Women. Join us as we honor our finalists and name the 2021 Woman of the Year. The event will have music, pop-up shops, bites, sips, and an inspiring keynote by Nancy Maldonado of the Chicano Federation of San Diego. 
Business or celebratory attire. Self parking is available for $5 in both the main hotel's parking structure AND the underground parking structure for their convention center. 
Tickets are $75 for general admission and include hosted food and drinks. Tickets are limited and will sell out. Advanced purchase is highly recommended. This event is 21+.
**PROOF OF VACCINATION OR A NEGATIVE COVID19 TEST (within 72 hours of the event) IS REQUIRED TO ATTEND THE EVENT AND WILL BE CHECKED DURING REGISTRATION CHECK-IN** Note: You are entering this event at your own risk. San Diego Magazine and it's partner's are not responsible for any individual contracting COVID19 or any of its variants. 
November 16, 2021
6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Town and Country Resort
500 Hotel Cir N, San Diego, CA 92108
6:00PM - 7:30PM Network, mingle, eat & drink (only light bites provided)
7:30PM - 7:50PM Keynote Speaker, Nancy Maldonado 
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7:50PM - 9:00PM Award Ceremony
For information about sponsorship opportunities, contact Shelby Kalchik, shelbyk@sdmag.com.

2021 Finalists

Dominique Albrecht - City of Coronado
Andi Ancheta - Karbon
Mary Jean Anderson - Anderson Plumbing, Heating & Air
Christina Andrade - UC San Diego Extension
Giselle Anguizola -Dr Queen G
Kate Baca-Motes - Scripps Research
Stefanie Bales - Stefanie Bales Fine Art
Jennifer Barnes - Optima Office
Deb Barrett - Qualcomm, Inc.
Reema Batra (Shah), MD - Sharp Grossmont Hospital
Ginny Beneke - Chairmen's RoundTable
Kim Benson - Creative Capital Management Investments LLC
Brooke Boone - Kelly Weatherly Asset Management, LP
Anahid Brakke - San Diego Hunger Coalition
Bobbi Brink - Lions Tigers & Bears
Dana Bristol-Smith - Leap to Success
Lizzy Broughton - Tailored Hair
Lori Brown - California State Senate
Amy Bulgatz, CPA - Sammy's Woodfired Pizza
Jennifer Byard - Communal
Kim Byers-Lund - Military/industry
Rachel Cantor - Murray Lampert Design, Build, Remodel
Jennifer Case - New Leaf Biofuel
Erin Chambers Smith - San Diego Zoo and Wildlife Allience
Anna Chann - Broadway Athletic and Swim Club
Fiona Chatwin - Villa Musica - San Diego's Community Music Center
Diane Cox - Just in Time for Foster Youth
Anna Crowe - Crowe PR
Patricia Cué - Mingei International Museum
Kimberly Davis - King Founders First Capital Partners
Elisabeth Dawson - Copia Wealth Management & Insurance Services
Susanne de la Flor - Express Network
Norma Diaz - Community Health Group
Melinda Dicharry - Paradigm Mechanical Corporation
Kathryn Dickson - OliveUs
Erika DiProfio - SeaWorld San Diego
Maria Disla - Pure Indoor Cycling
Kelly DuFord - Williams Slate Law Group
Diana DuMelle - Bodhi Tree Concerts
Whitney Eckis - Eckis Marketing & Get Supr
Dr. Kelly O. Elmore-Jones (CAPT, USN) - U.S. Navy/Viva Life Health Hub/ Logan Heights Community Development Corporation
Mia-Kyla Endaya Coronel, BSN, RN, TCRN - Sharp Memorial Hospital
Maria-Kassandra Endaya Coronel, MD - Coronel-Endaya Foundation
Genia Engelstad - Elite Escrow Services of San Diego
Lindsey Fiske-Thompson - Weatherly Asset Management, LP
Alison French - Emerged Inc.
AJ Galka-Gonyeau - Hope Through Housing Foundation/ National Core Housing Development & Junior League of SD
Gina Gerrato-Greenhaus, M.A. - Greenhaus College Consulting
Sheila Grela - Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch LLP
Jodie Grenier - Foundation for Women Warriors
Jessica Grounds - Mine The Gap
Katie Harlan Beach - Katie Beach State Farm Insurance
Libby Hawkins - Junior League of San Diego
Melanie Haynes - Cushman & Wakefield
Shana Hazan - Hazan Strategies
Molly He, PhD - Element Biosciences
Zarah Hedge - San Diego Humane Society
Kimberly Herrell - Schubach Aviation
Sarah Horton - Vidaloop
Linde Hotchkiss - The ABD Team
Linde Hotchkiss - Newfront / Encontro North Park
Christina Humphries - United States Navy
Angela G. Huskey, PharmD, CPE - Millennium Health
Michelle L. Jacko - Jacko Law Group, PC
Laura Johnson - You & Yours Distilling Co. / The Loma Club
Krishna Kabra - San Diego Chidren's Discovery Museum
Linda Karimi - Better Business Bureau Serving the Pacific Southwest
Ally Keegan - Law Office of David P. Shapiro
Morgan King - Orchyd
Diana Kutlow - Hands of Peace

Cassandra Kuzneski - Cassea Swim
Nancy Laturno -
Mainly Mozart
Alessandra Lezama -
Lucinda Lilley -
FBS Property Management, AMO
Melissa Lopez - Onyx Offsites & Trainings
Kristin Louelle - Mompreneur Empowering Women
Betzy Lynch - Lawrence Family JCC | JACOBS FAMILY CAMPUS
Maya Madsen - Maya's Cookies
Silvia (Armitano) Mah PhD, MBA - She Invests!
Krista Marcheschi - Mavericks Beach Club
Alisa Marie Beyer - Spa Girl Cocktails
Patricia Márquez - Kroc School of Peace Studies at the University of San Diego
Penny Maus - City of San Diego
Patty Maysent - UC San Diego Health
Jackie Mazur - Guide My Finances
Nastasha McKeon - Choice Juicery
Mia Medina - Gather Brands
Kristin Mihelic - U.S. Department of Justice
Sandrine Miller-Montgomery - Micronoma
Nicole Mione-Green - Casa de Amistad
Shanna Missett Nelson - Jazzercise, Inc.
Patricia Mooney - Crystal Pyramid Productions
Laura Munoz Humphreys - South Bay Family YMCA
Rachel L. Murany - Mail Management Group, Inc.
Arianna Negri - Sunflower Creative Co.
Amanda Nelson
Hoa Nguyen Audette - Town Centre Dental Group
Mariana Noli - Noli IP Solutions PC/Women's IP Today
Reena B. Patel - Reena B. Patel
Saundra Pelletier - Evofem Biosciences
Desiree Perez Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center
Erica M. Pinto - The Jamul Indian Village of California
Laura Pitts - Carlsbad Educational Foundation
Jamie A. Plemons - Advanced Estate Planning™
Janice Powell - Core Compliance & Legal Services
Diane Powers - Bazaar del Mundo Shops and Restaurant Group
Jessica Pride - The Pride Law Firm
Katie Quartuccio - Scripps Research Translational Institute
Pat Robitaille - Friends of Children United Society - FOCUS
Cynthia Roncoroni - Southwest High School
Mia Roseberry - Wounded Warrior Homes
Nicole Roysdon - Wilson Turner Kosmo
Kelli Ruby - Weatherly Asset Management, LP
Michele Salas - Suffolk
Nancy L. Sasaki - United Way of San Diego County
Sandra Scheller - Chula Vista Heritage Museum Volunteer
Pam Schwartz - Ranch 45 Restaurant and Local Provisions
Debra Schwartz - Mission Fed Credit Union
Yolanda Selene Walther-Meade -This is About Humanity
Kajal Shelat - CCS Global Tech
Kiran Shelat - Classics 4 Kids
Teresa Siles -Nuffer, Smith, Tucker
Arlene Smith - Village of Promise San Diego
Patricia Smith - ArtsBusXpress
Alejandra Sotelo-Solis - City of National City
Joi Spencer - University of San Diego
Renee N.G. Stackhouse - Stackhouse APC
Beverly Steele - CORT
Carolyn Taylor - Weatherly Asset Management, LP
Tonya Torosian - Promises2Kids
Jennifer Trowbridge - Jacko Law Group, P.C.
Olivia Twilegar - Longfellow Real Estate
Sarka Ugur - Baklava King Inc.
Susan Valoff - Windward Life Care
Marineke Vandervort - Boys & Girls Clubs of San Dieguito
Jessica Waite - The Plot
Johannah Warren - Fashionkind Foundation
Angie Weber - Cowboy Star Restaurant
Laura White - Ludvik USS Midway Foundation
Kristin Wiggins - Father Joe’s Villages
Terry Williams - San Diego Press Club
Claudette Wilson - Wilson Turner Kosmo
Jenny Windle - JPW Communications
Susan Wintersteen - Savvy Giving by Design
Julia Yoo - Iredale and Yoo APC
Amber N. Yoo, M.B.A. - SKY Facial Plastic Surgery, Inc.
Vicky Zien - Anvil of Hope

Awards Program

Nominations are now closed.


Winners will be announced in the following categories:

Woman of the Year
One individual will be chosen as the Woman of the Year among all the nominees across all categories. This award will be chosen by a judging panel that consist of winners from the past five years.

Industry Leader
This award recognizes an individual who is a dynamic and passionate leader who has a positive influence on others and works tirelessly for causes near and dear to her heart. Women who've successfully executed on a strategy, and transformed their business line or brand.

Nonprofit Visionary
This honor is awarded to an outstanding individual in recognition of her impactful service and special contributions to the community, civic or charitable organizations. Women who've made an extraordinary effort, and had an extraordinary impact on others.

Rising Star
This award is designed for women on the rise, making their mark, even at the early stages of their careers.

Military Service
This award recognizes a woman who has been on active military duty who inspires others with their vision, leadership and achievement.

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