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19th Annual Women Who Dare Awards Event

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

Thanks to the generous and enthusiastic support of our sponsors, attendees, donors, and volunteers, we had an incredibly empowering and inspirational Hats Off to Women Who Dare luncheon at the beautiful Oakland Scottish Rite Center on February 10th, 2018. Because of you, we raised over $100,000 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 DawnMarie Kotsonis for making Women Who Dare 2018 such a tremendous success! We also want to thank: Oakland Scottish Rite Center, Checkers Catering, Douglas Parking, and Robert Lynch of Irish Monkey Cellars.

Congratulations again to the exceptional girls, teens, and women who thoroughly impressed and inspired us with their amazing presentations and speeches. You truly exemplify strong, smart, and bold!

Best Foot Forward Girls

Preston, Lauren, Giannini, Zola, Ariana, Kalyn, Scarlette, Emiko,
Jillian Rose, Dharma, Arianna, Bella, Penny, and Timmyanni

2018 Honorees

Cammie Harris - Educator, Principal

Amy Patick, Ph.D. - Scientist, Consultant, and Nonprofit Director

Joey Gong - Senior, Alameda Science and Technology Institute (ASTI)

My Tam Tran (Tammy) - Senior, Encinal High School

Weezie Mott - Chef, Educator (Honorary Award)

Learn more about our 2018 Awardees or view a list of our past Women Who Dare awardees.

2018 Best Foot Forward Girls
2018 Best Foot Forward Girls, Awardees, and Staff with Event Chair, Linda Felts. Photographs of the luncheon, provided courtesy of Al Wright at Raintree Studios, may be viewed by visiting our Facebook page.

Thanks again and see you next year for the special 20th Anniversary of Women Who Dare!

Thank you to our generous sponsors!

Alameda Elder Communities
Kaiser Permanente
Shum Financial Group
Alameda Hospital
Alameda Pediatric Dentistry
Cool Safety
Alameda Firefighters
Bank of Marin
Edward Jones - Office of Deb Knowles
Pacific Union
Phocus Financial
Poppy Bank
Kane & Associates Realtors
Rebecca Schnier Architecture
Orthodontics for Children and Adults
Alain Pinel Realtors
Douglas Parking
Irish Monkey
Excel Graphics
Raintree Studios
Scary Bear Advertising & Design

Felts Family Foundation

The Dang Family

Lauren Kelley & Family

Dorie Guess Behrstock

Alameda Police Managers Association

Dr. Vicki Wang, D.D.S.