18th Annual Women Who Dare Awards Event
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
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
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!