2020 IWOC Celebration Sponsors

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Thank you to our Generous Sponsors

Global Leadership Sponsor


AWIU thanks Deloitte for ten consecutive years as lead sponsor for The International Women of Courage Celebration

At Deloitte, we believe that fostering an inclusive culture unleashes the power of our diversity, and that being a leader-by definition-means being an inclusive leader. We are proud of our history, and share our discoveries with the marketplace and our clients. Leadership commitment and innovative thinking has helped land us on a number of best-places-to-work lists, including Working Mother’s 100 Best Companies, the Human Rights Campaign’s Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality, the FORTUNE Best Workplaces for Women, and the FORTUNE 100 Best Companies to Work For ®.

Freedom and Equality Sponsors

Founded in 1899, Hahn & Hahn LLP remains one of the oldest law firms in California and is one of the largest general practice firms in the San Gabriel Valley. Now in its second century, the firm retains its long traditions of integrity, service and excellence in the practice of law while looking ahead to the changing needs of our community. Hahn & Hahn is proud to be certified by the California Public Utilities Commission and the Supplier Clearinghouse as a majority Women & Minority Owned Business Enterprise.

At O’Melveny, the diverse perspectives and experiences that our people bring to their work drive innovation and excellence. They create a vibrant and dynamic workforce that make us uniquely prepared to serve our clients. We are proud of our achievements in this area, but believe that diversity and inclusion is a work in progress. It always will be because our profession, our firm, our clients, and their issues keep changing. So must we. We are committed to making our firm a place where all people can enjoy a sense of belonging and feel empowered to contribute and grow.

From humble beginnings as a cartoon studio in the 1920s to its leading role in the entertainment industry today, Disney proudly continues its legacy of creating world-class stories and experiences for families and fans around the world. Through our stories, we seek to make the aspirational relatable, and we are inspired by tonight’s awardees and honored to support The 13th Annual International Women of Courage Celebration of the Secretary of State’s International Women of Courage.

Empowerment Through Education Sponsors

BJ’s Restaurant and Brewhouse, in addition to being a growing national brand with more than 200 restaurants in 29 states, has a nonprofit Foundation that financially supports charities and community causes across the country. Since the Foundation’s start in 2006, more than 8,000 BJ’s team members have volunteered across the country to benefit local causes, national charities, schools, hospitals and educational foundations. During 2019, the BJ’s Foundation supported a total of 227 charities. We are as proud of providing exciting and delicious restaurant dining experiences as we are of being a valuable partner in our communities.

For food companies around the world, Griffith Foods is the caring, creative product development partner specializing in food ingredients-from seasonings and sauces, to breadings and coatings, flavors, bakery products and more. Guided by our Purpose, We Blend Care and Creativity to Nourish the World, we help our partners meet the evolving needs and desires of consumers in ways that respect and sustain the planet. Founded in 1919 and now in the fourth generation of family leadership, Griffith has grown and expanded globally to include

JAMA, published continuously since 1883, is an international peer-reviewed general medical journal. The JAMA Network is a trusted family of esteemed medical journals that shape the future of medicine by publishing important, innovative research and educational offerings in general medicine and many specialties.

Providence Foundations of Southern California supports Providence Health & Services, a Catholic not-for-profit, DE. CIE mission-driven healthcare system, which operates award winning hospitals and a comprehensive network of clinics and home healthcare services. Providence is anchored locally by Providence Holy Cross Medical Center in Mission Hills, Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center in Burbank, Providence Saint John’s Health Center in Santa Monica, Providence Tarzana Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Centers in Torrance and San Pedro.

UCLA Anderson School of Management is among the leading business schools in the world, with faculty members globally renowned for their teaching excellence and research in advancing management thinking. Located in Los Angeles, a hub of innovation for the world, UCLA Anderson’s graduate, doctoral and executive education programs embody the school’s Think In The Next ethos. Annually, some 2000 students are trained to be global leaders seeking the business models and community solutions of tomorrow.

The USC Viterbi School of Engineering is innovative, elite and internationally recognized for creating new models of education, research and commercialization that are firmly rooted in real world needs. The school’s first priorities are the education of outstanding students and the pursuit and publication of new research. The school stimulates and encourages qualities of scholarship, leadership, ambition and character that mark the true academic and professional engineer- to serve California, the nation and the world. At USC Viterbi, we call this the enabling power of Engineering+.

Women For Others Sponsors

Northern Trust serves the world’s most successful individuals, families and institutions through deep expertise, a culture of unwavering values and operational precision-working closely with every client to help them achieve something greater. Our core principles -Service, Expertise and Integrity – have remained constant since our founding in 1889, guiding us from our start as a Chicago bank to our current position as a multi-faceted global financial services provider with offices across Los Angeles and Southern California.

Media Sponsor

We pride ourselves on creating designs that not only have visual appeal but convey a message and connect with the intended audience. Everything we do is focused on producing outstanding design and service – nothing but that.

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