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18th Annual Women Who Dare Awards Event

Hats Off to Strong, Smart, and Bold Women Who Dare!

Thanks to the generous and enthusiastic support of our sponsors, attendees, donors, and volunteers, we had an incredibly empowering and inspirational Hats Off to Women Who Dare luncheon at the gorgeous Oakland Scottish Rite Center on March 18th, 2017. Because of you, we raised over $100,000 to support innovative and transformative programs that inspire girls to be strong (healthy), smart (educated), and bold (independent).

A special shout out to our hardworking and dedicated Board, Women Who Dare Committee, and staff who helped make Women Who Dare 2017, the most successful luncheon to date. We also want to thank Oakland Scottish Rite Center, Checkers Catering, KTVU Fox 2 emcee Alyana Gomez, Douglas Parking, Dandelion Flower Shop, and Auctioneer, DawnMarie Kotsonis.

Congratulations to the exceptional girls, teens, and women who rocked the house and demonstrated strong, smart, and bold in so many remarkable and diverse ways.

Best Foot Forward Girls
Alexa, Alstyne, Arianna, Daneisha, Elinor, Emiko, Jessica, Lauren,
Maya, Preston, Qiara, Savanah, Sesina, Tayler, and Tillie

Teen Presenter & Speaker
Mary Carmen Reid

2017 Honorees

Jeannie Graham - Business Professional and Philanthropist

Olivia Higgins - Leader and Advocate for LGBTQ Youth

Maryam Nasirova - Senior, Nea Community Learning Center

Elizabeth Onibokun - Senior, Encinal High School

Kari Thompson - Banking Professional and Community Supporter - Alumnae Award

Alice Wilson-Fried - Voting and Civil Rights Advocate and Author - Honorary Award

Learn more about our 2017 awardees or view a list of our past Women Who Dare awardees

2017 Best Foot Forward Girls
2017 Best Foot Forward girls with KTVU Fox 2 emcee, Alyana Gomez
View our Facebook album to see additional photographs of the luncheon, provided courtesy of Al Wright at Raintree Studios.

Thanks again and see you next year!

Thank you to our generous sponsors!

Alameda Elder Communities
Kaiser Permanente
Alameda Hospital
Cool Safety
Kane & Associates Realtors
Shum Financial Group
Alameda Firefighters
Douglas Parking
Pacific Union
The Sally Han Group
First Community Bank
Edward Jones - Office of Deb Knowles
Alameda Pediatric Dentistry
Bank of Marin
Alain Pinel Realtors
Rebecca Schnier Architecture
Salon 77
Speed Pro Imaging
Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham
SK Auto
Cline Family Cellars
Dandelion Flower Shop
Irish Monkey
Excel Graphics
State Farm
Scary Bear Advertising & Design
Raintree Studios

The Felts Family

Lauren Kelley & Family

Dorie and Herb Behrstock

Alameda Police Managers Association

Kathryn K. Colemere

Dr. Vicki Wang, D.D.S.

Donalynne Fuller

Audrey Lord-Hausman - Girls Inc. is the best!

Ragan Williams and Family