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In the Company of Women 2016

Celebrate the strength, courage and spirit of women and their extraordinary achievements

Join us for the 18th annual In the Company of Women benefit luncheon on Friday, April 29 and help raise critical funds for our transformational domestic violence and homelessness programs. Presented by Sharp HealthCare, the signature event includes the prestigious Tribute to Women & Industry Awards (TWIN), recognizing the outstanding tenacity and accomplishments of professional women in San Diego.

Honorary Committee
Sheriff William Gore
District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis
Supervisor Dianne Jacob 
Councilmember Todd Gloria
Chief Shelley Zimmerman

Keynote Speaker

Playwright, actor, and professor Anna Deavere Smith uses her singular brand of theatre to highlight issues of community, character, and diversity in America. Newsweek declared her "the most exciting individual in American theatre."

Best known for crafting one-woman shows based on conversations with real people from all walks of life, Smith will showcase the resilience of the human spirit. In 2013, she was awarded the Dorothy and Lillian Gish Prize, one of the largest and most prestigious awards in the arts, as well as the National Humanities Medal. The MacArthur Foundation honored Smith with the "Genius" Fellowship for creating "a new form of theatre - a blend of theatrical art, social commentary, journalism, and intimate reverie."

In addition to appearing on Showtime's Nurse Jackie, Smith's television credits include The West Wing, Black-ish, and Madame Secretary. She has appeared in films, including Rachel Getting Married, Philadelphia, and The American President.

Event Information

Friday, April 29, 2016
Registration: 11AM - 12PM
TWIN Awards and Keynote: 12PM - 1:45PM

The VIP Meet & Greet will be held from 11AM - 12PM for sponsors, honorees, and table captains.

Grand Hyatt San Diego
Harbor Ballroom (second level)
1 Market Place
Downtown San Diego

Tickets & Tables
Individual ticket: $150
Table of 10: $1,500 

If you have questions or prefer to make your purchase via phone, please call 619.239.0355 x225.

Tribute to Women & Industry Awards

The Tribute to Women & Industry Awards (TWIN) recognize women in a managerial, executive or leadership role for their outstanding achievements. TWIN honorees are inducted into a longstanding, prestigious group that has honored women since 1980. This year, we will be honoring 16 remarkable female leaders.


Special thanks to our generous sponsors for making In the Company of Women possible. Learn more about how Sharp HealthCareSDG&E, and UTC Aerospace Systems are making a diference in our community. To learn more about corporate partnerships and underwriting opportunities, contact Gavon Morris at gmorris@ywcasandiego.org or 619.239.0355 x216.

Presenting Sponsor

Sharp HealthCare        

Platinum Sponsor

Darlene V. Shiley

Gold Sponsors

 Qualcomm    SDG&E | Sempra Energy
UTC Aerospace Systems   Walmart

Silver Sponsors

Silver Sponsors

Bronze Sponsors

Bill Howe Family of Companies | Bunn Law Group PC | Centerplate | Deloitte & Touche LLP | Fish & Richardson PC | Innovative Employee Solutions | The Ken Blanchard Companies | Planned Parenthood of the Pacific Southwest | San Diego Convention Center Corporation | San Diego County Sheriff's Department | San Diego Land Lawyers | Seltzer Caplan McMahon Vitek | Sempra International | Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLC | Sony Electronics, Inc. | University of California, San Diego | Wood Gutmann & Bogart Insurance Brokers


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