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Honoring

The U.S. Secretary of State’s 2020 International Women of Courage

American Women for International Understanding (AWIU) cordially invites you to attend the 13th Annual International Women of Courage Celebration on Monday, March 16th at the Jonathan Club in downtown Los Angeles. Established in 2007, the annual Secretary of State’s International Women of Courage Award honors women around the globe who have exemplified exceptional courage and leadership in advocating for human rights, women’s equality, and social progress, often at great personal risk. This is the only Department of State award that pays tribute to emerging women leaders worldwide.

AWIU is privileged to collaborate once again with the U.S. Department of State to honor the 2020 International Women of Courage. For the past twelve years, AWIU has hosted an honorary dinner Celebration for the International Women of Courage and provided each recipient with a monetary grant to further her groundbreaking work. As part of its mission to address women’s issues worldwide, AWIU pays tribute to these exemplary women for their inspirational commitment to freedom and human dignity.

Please join us in celebrating the significant contributions of these leaders for their work on global women’s issues.

2020 International Women of Courage Award Honorees

2020 IWOC Celebration Program Book

Honoring

The U.S. Secretary of State’s 2020 International Women of Courage

American Women for International Understanding (AWIU) cordially invites you to attend the 13th Annual International Women of Courage Celebration on Monday, March 16th at the Jonathan Club in downtown Los Angeles. Established in 2007, the annual Secretary of State’s International Women of Courage Award honors women around the globe who have exemplified exceptional courage and leadership in advocating for human rights, women’s equality, and social progress, often at great personal risk. This is the only Department of State award that pays tribute to emerging women leaders worldwide.

AWIU is privileged to collaborate once again with the U.S. Department of State to honor the 2020 International Women of Courage. For the past twelve years, AWIU has hosted an honorary dinner Celebration for the International Women of Courage and provided each recipient with a monetary grant to further her groundbreaking work. As part of its mission to address women’s issues worldwide, AWIU pays tribute to these exemplary women for their inspirational commitment to freedom and human dignity.

Please join us in celebrating the significant contributions of these leaders for their work on global women’s issues.

2020 International Women of Courage Award Honorees

Honorary Committee Chair

American Women for International Understanding is pleased to announce that our Honorary Chair for the 2020 International Women of Courage Celebration is Willow Bay, veteran broadcast journalist and dean, USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism.

Honorary Committee Chair

American Women for International Understanding is pleased to announce that our Honorary Chair for the 2020 International Women of Courage Celebration is Willow Bay, veteran broadcast journalist and dean, USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism.

AWIU Internationalism Award Recipient

American Women for International Understanding is pleased to announce that Deloitte will receive the 2020 AWIU Internationalism Award. Deloitte provides industry-leading audit, consulting, tax, and advisory services to many of the world’s most admired brands. Deloitte is being honored for its transformational work in addressing issues of diversity and inclusion in the global workplace and, in particular, for recognizing the importance of women’s empowerment and advancement worldwide.

AWIU Internationalism Award Recipient

American Women for International Understanding is pleased to announce that Deloitte will receive the 2020 AWIU Internationalism Award. Deloitte provides industry-leading audit, consulting, tax, and advisory services to many of the world’s most admired brands. Deloitte is being honored for its transformational work in addressing issues of diversity and inclusion in the global workplace and, in particular, for recognizing the importance of women’s empowerment and advancement worldwide.

2020 IWOC Sponsors & Patrons

Thank you to our Generous Sponsors and Patrons

Global Leadership

Deloitte

Freedom and Equality

Hahn & Hahn LLP

O’Melveny & Meyers LLP

The Walt Disney Company

Empowerment Through Education

BJ’s Restaurant and Brewhouse

Griffith Foods

JAMA and JAMA Network

Providence Foundations of Southern California

UCLA Anderson School of Management

USC Viterbi School of Engineering

Nancy McAniff Annick
Willow Bay
Denise Hammett Bieker
Susan Chandler
Mellody L. Hobson
Khin-Onma Lwin
Jerilyn McAniff
Cynthy Moffatt
Margaret Heflin Sabbag
Janice Meagher Trojan
Carol Ann Warren
Jane Mursener Wetzel

Women For Others

Northern Trust Corporation

Martha A. Atherton • Jennifer Meagher Convery
Wendy Gladney • Cynthia Heard

Opening Doors

Coleen M. Ball • Sidney Barney • The Courtney Family Girls
Lian Dolan • Sarah Dusseault • Diane Mitchell Henry
Ann Horton • Mary Kresky • Annette Colin Madden
Marsha Niazmand •
Pooja Chandra Pama
Julie Power Pantiskas • Louise Simon Schoene
Maria Emmi Schory • Laura D. Schuldt 

Inclusion and Diversity

Elizabeth Conovitz • Ambassador Tatiana C. Gfoeller • Carole J. Lewis
Carol Robertson Lopez • Patricia Maloney • Diane M. McGlinchey
Sherry Lee Mueller • Ellen A. Pansky • Laura Li Pollard
Barbara Rubio • Mary Machado Schammel
Inez Parker Sharp • Sarah Shelton

Awareness and Appreciation

Debra L. Beck • Katherine Heffernan • Judith Jakaitis
Lucia Logan •
Deborah H. Marriott • The McAniff Family
Gayle Graham Morin • Brenda O’Neil • Susan Seitz
Monica E. Skinner •
Jo Ann Troha
Carrie Walker • Amy Wohl

Other Patron Donation

Cynthia Beart • M. Monique Boutros • Sarah Deschenes
Earlie Douglas • Janet Elliott • Olivia Garfield
Betty J. Houbion • Patricia Mar • Llui Montero
Paula Steele • Betty Ting • Josh & Melissa Wasserman

Patrons through March 6, 2020