Women's History Month
As part of Union Bank's Heritage Month celebrations, we are proud to sponsor the Local Heroes Awards and to honor various individuals for their positive contributions and influence they have made to women.
The honorees will be formally recognized as part of the Annual Cultural Diversity Partnership Awards, which Union Bank partners with public television station KPBS.
Congratulations to our 2011 Local Heroes of the Year:
Survivors of Torture, International (SURVIVORS)
San Diego, CA
Combining her bachelor's and master's degrees in international relations and counseling, Kathi Anderson serves as the executive director and co-founder of Survivors of Torture, International (SURVIVORS). SURVIVORS is a non-profit agency that assists survivors of politically motivated torture, educates the public about the effects of torture, and works toward the abolition of torture. Ms. Anderson also contributes to the San Diego community as a board member of the Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service, the San Diego Young Adult Symphony, and the National Consortium of Torture Treatment Programs. She has also served on the national board of directors of Amnesty International USA.
Foundation of San Diego, Athena
La Jolla, CA
Barbara Bry is an entrepreneur who uses her passion and business savvy to level the playing field for women and girls, especially in conventionally male fields. Her truly inspiring contributions have emanated from her involvement with non-profit organizations and the San Diego community. Ms. Bry is responsible for the foundation of San Diego Athena, the leading organization for local women in the technology and life sciences fields. She also supports her community by contributing to organizations such as Voice of San Diego, CONNECT, Run Women Run, Planned Parenthood, San Diego's Jewish Women's and Community foundations, Rotary Club 33, and Women Give San Diego.
View Past Women's History Month Honorees