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17th Annual Women Who Dare Awards Event

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

Thanks to our extremely generous and enthusiastic attendees, sponsors, auction donors, volunteers, Board and committee members, and staff--our sold-out 17th Annual Women Who Dare luncheon was the most successful one ever! Funds raised at our event will help support innovative and transformative programs that inspire girls to be strong (healthy), smart, (educated), and bold (independent).

Claudine Wong selfieClaudine Wong, our emcee from media sponsor, KTVU Fox 2, not only took one of the best selfies ever, but she also set the empowering and inspirational tone for the day. Our Women Who Dare awardees, Best Foot Forward girls, and keynote speaker, Kate Schatz, rocked the house with their fantastic presentations. View Claudine Wong’s KTVU Fox 2 News morning segment about our Women Who Dare Luncheon.

Congratulations again to these exceptional honorees:

Kelly Carlisle
Founder and Executive Director of Acta Non Verba

Janet Koike
Artistic Director & Founder of Rhythmix Cultural Works

Fernanda Castro
Senior, Alameda Science and Technology Institute

Maria Zarifis
Senior, Encinal High School

Akiko "Faith" Yamato
Owner, Kamakura Restaurant
Honorary Women Who Dare Award

Learn more about our 2016 awardees and our keynote speaker, Kate Schatz.
Or view a list of our past Women Who Dare awardees

2016 Best Foot Forward Girls
2016 Best Foot Forward girls
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
Phoenix Commons
Kaiser Permanente
Health Happens Here
Irish Monkey
Lilas Dress Boutique
Bank of Marin Cool Safety
Dragon Rouge
Alameda Hospital
Raintree Studios
Shum Financial Group
Alameda Firefighters
Alameda Pediatric Dentistry
Cucina di Cannelora
Dandelion Flower Shop
First Community Bank
Harbor Bay Realty
Kane & Associates Realtors
Edward Jones - Office of Deb Knowles
Alain Pinel Realtors
Rebecca Schnier Architecture
Alameda Pet Hospital
Citizen Canine
Excel Graphics
Scary Bear Advertising & Design

Guidici Family Trust

Ann Cook & Christopher Wornum

The Felts Family

Lauren Kelley & Family

Dr. Steven S. Isono

Alameda Police Managers Association

Donalynne Fuller

The Ramirez-Zalder Family