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Women’s History Month: San Diego

2011 Women's History Month Heroes

Women's History Month


As part of the Union Bank 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:

Kathi_Anderson.jpg        Kathi Anderson
        Survivors of Torture, International (SURVIVORS) 
        San Diego, CA 

    
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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.


Barbara_Bry.jpg        Barbara Bry
        Foundation of San Diego, Athena  
        La Jolla, CA  

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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
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Women’s History Month: Los Angeles

2011 Women's History Month Heroes

Women's History Month


As part of the Union Bank 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 Local Heroes Awards, which Union Bank partners with public television station KCET.

Congratulations to our 2011 Local Heroes of the Year:

Gloria_Lazalde.jpg        Gloria Lazalde
        Celebrando Nuestras Madres
        Sylmar, CA

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Gloria Lazalde is a well-known community organizer, manager, and altruist. She began her career in 1988 while working for Nobles Property Management, where she managed certification processes in a 430-unit public housing complex serving more than 2,500 residents and where she organized groups for abused young women. In 2005, she founded the Celebrando Nuestras Madres annual event to honor the lives of both her late mother and sister. The event honors mothers who would not otherwise be able to celebrate Mother's Day. Ms. Lazalde remains committed to motivate, inspire, and empower women and acknowledge the contributions they continuously make to their families and their communities at large.

Lisa_Watson.jpg        Lisa Watson
        Downtown Women's Center
        Los Angeles, CA

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Lisa Watson is the executive director of the Downtown Women's Center (DWC), a nationally recognized model program for women living in extreme poverty on Los Angeles's Skid Row. Ms. Watson has initiated new programs, increased the organization's capacity, and developed strategic partnerships to meet the dramatic rise in women's homelessness. Most recently, she led the development and move of the DWC to its new home, a 67,000-square-foot building made possible by a $35 million capital campaign and the work of more than 1,800 volunteers. Throughout her career, Ms. Watson has been dedicated to building communities and promoting social justice.
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