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Celebrating Women Event 2022

San Diego Magazine's annual ceremony returns this year on November 17, 2022

It’s time for our annual Celebrating Women Event on November 17, 2022 and taking place at The Town and Country Resort. This recently renovated, retro-modern, venue will host the city’s most inspiring female leaders, movers and shakers this winter. Join us as we honor our finalists and name the 2022 honorees and Woman of the Year.

The event will have music, pop-up shops, bites, sips, and keynote speeches. The evening will kickoff with an outdoor reception, followed by a theater-style seated indoor ceremony.

Tickets are limited and will sell out! This event is 21+.

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Date & Location

November 17, 2022, 6-9 p.m.

Town and Country Resort

500 Hotel Cir N, San Diego, CA 92108


Standard ticket rate are $70/person and finalists will receive a 50% code

Dress Code

Business Attire

Event Schedule

6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. | Network, mingle, snack & drink

7:45 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. | Keynote Speakers – COMING SOON!

8:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. | Award Ceremony

Covid-19 Protocols

We are not requiring proof of vaccination or negative covid test this year. We just ask that you please do not attend if you are feeling under the weather to reduce the spread of Covid-19 or any other illness.

For information about sponsorship opportunities, contact Shelby Kalchik at [email protected]#SDMWomen


2022 Finalists

Shaudi Adel Centered Mind Therapy
Toluwalasé Ajayi Scripps Health
Laurie Albrecht Liberty Station
Lihini Aluwihare Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego
Amber Anderson Team Amber Anderson | Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty
Kathi Anderson Survivors of Torture International
Yvonne Marie Andres Global SchoolNet Foundation 
Neelab Anwar Happier Smiles Orthodontics
Nicole Arana SD Dental Fill-Ins
Sara Arjmand Formula Marketing SD
Alyssa (Aly) Armstrong Gary & Mary West PACE
Hoa Audette Town Centre Dental Group
Bridgette Austin B. Austin Consulting, LLC
Lorena Balensi Balensi Spa
Stefanie Bales Stefanie Bales Fine Art
Jennifer Barnes Optima Office
Gwen Bates Fashion Week San Diego
Sarah Beckman Forever Balboa Park
Anna Belaya Opera Singer & Voice Instructor
Hai Blankinship Longfellow Real Estate
Lauren Botticelli The Animal Pad
Shelley Bradley Better Business Bureau Serving the Pacific Southwest
Alexia Bregman Vuka Sparkling Energy Drinks
Julie Brightwell Honor Flight San Diego
Stephanie Brown The Rosie Network
Eva Brown EB Homes
Kelly Bruno San Diego VA
Taylor Bulen Eureka! Restaurant Group
Terilyn Burg StandUp for Kids
Amanda Burns Yoga Box
Nicole Bushnell Mari+Gold
amy butler Thermo Fisher Scientific
Ilsa Butler Evans Hotels
Jolanta Campion Cushman Wakefield
Kelly Capen Douglas Voices for Children
Nicole Capretz Climate Action Campaign
Anna Castellanos Amame desserts
Doreen Casuto Rehabilitation Care Coordination
Guenevere Cevasco Beeside Balcony, CEVASCO’S
Makeda Cheatom WorldBeat Cultural Center
Tara Coleman Tara Coleman, Clinical Nutritionist
Lynley Connor Top Notch Catering
Vanessa Corrales SPLIT Bakehouse
Anna Crowe Crowe PR
Zulma Curet, MD Neighborhood Healthcare
Tracy Dahlkamp Graduate School Employee at San Diego County
Tonya Danielly Ivey Ranch Park Association
Elisabeth Dawson Copia Wealth Management and Insurance Services
Susanne de la Flor Express Network/Express Deposition Services
Kara DeFrias Biden-Harris White House
Afira DeVries Monarch School
Sandra DiCicco Grand Restaurant Group
Megan Dickerson Birch Aquarium at Scripps
Christine DiDonato Career Revolution
Anastasia DiFonzo Puna Press LLC
Darrah DiGiorgio Johnson Planned Parenthood of the Pacific Southwest
Shawnda Dorantes Beauty Lounge Medical Spa
Whitney Eckis Get Supr, Eckis Marketing
Jennie Edwards Guided By Imagination
Liz Edwards San Diego Spirits Festival
Katie Emery Department of Homeland Security
Marcela Escobar-Eck Atlantis Group
Alma Felan Queen Bee’s
Sophia Felix International Consulting Business Women’s Association
Alex Ferron Surfrider
Bronwen Finta Therapy Social Fitness
Christine Flannigan Kové
Katie Fletcher Local Scoop
Andi Flory PetDx
Denise Foley Sunset Vibes Swimwear
Amy Forsythe U.S. Marine Corps
Gina Freize Venissimo Cheese
Sara Freund Sara Freund Insurance & Financial Services Inc
Jaime Friedman Children’s Primary Care Medical Group 4S Ranch
AJ Galka Junior League of San Diego & Hope Through Housing Foundation
AnneElise Goetz Higgs Fletcher and Mack
Laura Gonzalez With Purpose Realty
Jennie Gonzalez Boutique Recruiting
Michele Gonzalez  Gonzalez Mila Collective
Jacqui Grande Jacqui Grande Fine Gemstones and Jewelry
Chrissy Gray Bliss Out Camp Out
Emily Green Lake Sister’s Pizza
Alexa Greenland Kavod Charter School
Sheila Grela Buchalter, A Professional Corporation
Jodie Grenier Foundation for Women Warriors
Nadia Gruzd Medical Search Consultants/ All Med Search
Shivi Gupta Scripps Rock Dental
Candace Hallak Born to Blossom
Chantelle Hartman Malarkey Chef’s Wife, Chef’s Life
Karen Hawkes Hawkes Trademark Law
Dr. Zarah Hedge San Diego Humane Society
Christy Heiskala Haeggquist & Eck, LLP
Audrey Hermes Frost Me Cafe and Bakery
Kimberly Herrell Schubach Aviation
Danielle Higgins Department; Traina, Inc.
Moira Hill Nolita Hall
Laura Hill Coronado High School
Whitney Hill SnapADU
Sarah Holbach ArtReach San Diego
Kelly Hon Becton Dickinson
Rebekah Hook-Held The San Diego LGBT Community Center
Anna Hopkins A7D Creative Group INC
Jessica Hru US Navy
Corrine Huber Classics 4 Kids
Erin Huffman Gaslamp Hostel / Junior League of San Diego
Bahija Humphrey Bahija Humphrey
Angela Huskey Millennium Health
Lisette Islas MAAC
Zina Isteepho Zina Beauty Studio
Tana Jackson TANArttt & Mitratech
Rebecca Jade Rebecca Jade Music
Suchita Jhawar ArtbySuchi
Steph Johnson Voices of Our City Chior
Laura Johnson You & Yours Distilling Co.
Katy Johnson Balfour Beatty
Carrie Jones Raindrop Agency and Mari + Gold
Ally Keegan Law Office of David P. Shapiro
Shangwen Kennedy Inn at Moonlight Beach
Cassie Klapp Tri-City Medical Center
Miranda Klassen Amniotic Fluid Embolism Foundation
Kristianne Kurner New Village Arts
Amanda Laden Period to Pause
Nadine Lamberski San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance
Kathryn Lang Kyra Clinical
Worm Lara Bivouac Ciderworks
Natalie Laub University of California, San Diego
Jasmine LeFlore Greater Than Tech
Ann Leheny Calcimedica
Dawn Lesicko Caring Transitions of Carlsbad & La Jolla
Megan Lessert Abbey Catering & Event Design
Amy Lin Urban Surf 4 Kids
Kelly Logan Grossmont United School District
Xochitl Lopez Las Chingonas Market
Kristen Louelle Momprenuer Empowering Women
Rebecca Louie Wakeland Housing and Development Corporation
Elyse Lowe City of San Diego Development Services Department
Rachel Luis y Prado Workshops for Warriors, Inc.
Christine Lustig Stella, All Joy Creative
Kate MacArevey-Colello MiraCosta College, Technology Career Institute
Ryan MacKenzie House of Love Planning, & Cavalier Bars and Backdrops
Maya Madsen Maya’s Cookies
Rachel Magpayo-Valenteros Waipahe Co / Toto + Tess / San Diego Business Babes
Kelly Makley Classics 4 Kids
Marcell Mallette Canine Companions
Tonya Mantooth San Diego Int’l Film Festival
Alice Maples Baby Goals Co.
Karen Martin Princess Project
Ashley McCann GoBeRewarded
Kelley McGue Urban Surf 4 Kids
Megan McMillan Meg Marie Photo
Jessie Medina FEMX Quarters
Lizbeth Medina All-Conditions Construction
María Mejía MARME
Becky Mendoza Changing Tides Foundation
Marian Meyers American Telegram Corporation
Cesarina Mezzoni Cesarina Restaurant Group
Shanna Missett Nelson Jazzercise, Inc.
Jennifer Montgomery Schmidt Design Group
Patricia Mooney Crystal Pyramid Productions
Cassandra Morn UC San Diego Health
Virginia Morrison Second Chance Beer Company
Laura Munkholm Walla
Sandy Naranjo Port of San Diego
Joanne Newgard Doors of Change
Vi Nguyen Kaiser Permanente San Diego
Miah Nwosu Scripps Performing Arts Academy
Patty O’Connor Feeding San Diego
Jamie O’Grady J/PR
Tammy Oluvic Saddles in Service
Alexandria Ott Chrome City
Eva Pacheco EJE Academies
Jamie Paris Luxuria Public Relations
Heather Parkin Bennd
Reena B. Patel Reena B. Patel , Positive Parenting Psychologist
Wendy Pavlovich Family Health Centers of San Diego
Desiree Perez Girl Scouts San Diego
Cheri Pierre Computers 2 Kids
Julie Pitois Pro To Col Sport Systems
Jamie Plemons Advanced Estate Planning
Khea Pollard Jewish Family Service of San Diego
Amy Reichert ReOpen San Diego
Adriana Reid Be2Be-Coaching, Inc.
Nan Renner Birch Aquarium at Scripps
Yael Ridberg Congregation Dor Hadash
Reb Risty REBL Marketing INC
Nikki Rivers Mintz
Tamara Romeo San Diego Office Design
Mia Roseberry Wounded Warrior Homes
Beth Ross-Buckley Camarada
Jennifer Rubin Mintz
Ludivine Ryon Le Parfait Paris
Melisa Saad Melisa Michelle Real Estate 
Carol Salem Scripps Health
Nancy L. Sasaki United Way of San Diego County
Erin Scholes SD Meetings & Events
Angelica Sele Angelica B Beauty
Mallika Sen Solana Center for Environmental Innovation
Kim Sidoriak Visit Carlsbad
Rocio Siso Gurriaran A MIHO Experience
Cynthia Smith National Marine Mammal Foundation
Holly SMithson Athena
Olga Solovyeva Nightingale Realty
Kerin Sovern Rebru Spirits
Alissa Speziale Sharp HealthCare
Christine Stansall Latham & Watkins
Skylar Stetten Stetten Wilson
Reva Subra Mission2Help
Lan Thai Enclave
Ruth-Ann Thorn EC Gallery & N8IV Beauty 
Tonya Torosian Promises2Kids
Jennifer Trowbridge Procopio Cory Hargreaves & Savitch, LLP
Joice Truban-Curry C-3 communications
Michelle Twardowski Birthline of San Diego County
Vanessa Valiente Personal Stylist & Fashion Consultant
Nora E. Vargas County of San Diego
Jennifer Verruto Blythe Interiors
Katherine Vuong Flora
Jessica Wagner Janae Lux Pilates
Jean Walker Beach Genie
Dr. Mary Walshok UC San Diego Division of Extended Studies
Alissa Walters Blindsgalore
Ruth and Emilia Weber/Lopez-Yañez Ruth and Emilia (and Palomar College)
Laura  Weiss Mila Collective
Leila Welton San Diego French American School
Lauren Westfall Lucy Pearl Bridal
Sydney Williams Hiking My Feelings
Lara Worm Bivouac Ciderworks
Sherry Yardley Encinitas Chamber of Commerce
Amber Yoo SKY Facial Plastic Surgery, Inc.
Hannah Zimmerman Just Once​ Language & Speech Therapy​, Inc.

Presenting Sponsor


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