Thanks to the generous and enthusiastic support of our sponsors, attendees, donors, and volunteers, we had an incredibly empowering and inspirational 20th Anniversary Women Who Dare Gala at the beautiful Oakland Scottish Rite Center on February 9th, 2019.
Because of you, we had the most successful event to date to support innovative and transformative programs that inspire girls to be strong (healthy), smart (educated), and bold (independent).
We are especially grateful to our amazing, hardworking, and dedicated Board, Women Who Dare Committee, Staff, and Emcee/Auctioneer Dia Bondi for making Women Who Dare 2019 such a tremendous success!
Congratulations to the exceptional girls and women who thoroughly impressed and inspired us with their amazing presentations and speeches. They truly exemplify strong, smart, and bold!
Women Who Dare Awardees
Dolores Huerta – Honorary Award, Social and Economic Justice Activist and Advocate
Supervisor Wilma Chan – Women Who Dare Award, Supervisor District 3, Alameda County Board of Supervisors
Dorie Guess Behrstock – Women Who Dare Award, Advisor and Advocate for Women and Girls
Eman Khatri – Women Who Dare Teen Award, Senior, Alameda High School
Cherri N. Allison Esq. – Champion Award, Executive Director, Alameda Family Justice Center
Jill Barcelona – Alumnae Award, Technology Consultant and Community Volunteer
Joan Barcelona – Alumnae Award, Risk Assurance Associate and Community Volunteer
Best Foot Forward Girls
Jayla Anderson, Carmen Baker, Zola Baker, Preston Chilcott, Wren Chilcott, Abigail Cook, Cleo Friedman, Bella Lama, Ariana Marshall, Laura Marston, Jillian Rose Metzger, Emiko Takemoto, and Megumi Takemoto
Photographs of the gala, provided courtesy of Al Wright at Raintree Studios, may be viewed on our Facebook page.
Thanks again and see you next year!