2021 IWOC Celebration

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2021 Honorary Committee Members

Willow Bay

Honorary Committee Chair
Dean and Walter H. Annenberg Chair in Communication
USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism

Lorrie Bartlett

Managing Board Member/Co-Head of Talent Department, ICM Partners

Terri Cooper, PhD

Vice Chair of External Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, Deloitte

Jennifer Meagher Convery

Group President, Griffith Foods North America

Janet Elliott

CEO/President, International Visitors Council of L.A.

Annette Flanagin

Executive Managing Editor and VP, JAMA and JAMA Network

Jerilyn Castillo McAniff

Managing Director, Oaktree Capital

Youlonda Copeland Morgan

Vice Provost, UCLA

Rachel Scott

ABC News Correspondent
Forbes Magazine 30 Under 30

Ambassador Melanne Verveer

First U.S. Ambassador-at-large for Global Women’s Issues
Founding Director of the Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security

2021 Executive Committee

Event Chairs

Nancy Annick
Mary Schammel
Janice Trojan

Event Producers

Lian Dolan
Ingrid Johnson
Leslie Maxfield
Sarah Shelton


Susan Chandler
Earlie Douglas
Amb. Tatiana Gfoeller
Onma Lwin
Annette Madden
Diane McGlinchey
Cynthy Moffatt
Pooja Pama
Julie Pantiskas
Laura Pollard
Madvi Raya
Maggie Sabbag
Inez Sharp
Jo Ann Troha
Carol Ann Warren
Janey Wetzel

2021 IWOC Virtual Celebration Sponsors

Thank you to our Generous Sponsors

Global Leadership Sponsor

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

At Deloitte, diversity, equity, and inclusion is critical to our business: it enables us to leverage all that makes each one of us who we are to deliver the most valuable perspectives to our clients, and the most engaging experiences for our colleagues. 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

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 the 2021 awardees and honored to support The 2021 International Women of Courage Virtual Celebration of the Secretary of State’s International Women of Courage Award.

Impactful Interaction

ACE Health Foundation is built on the philosophy that providing access to education, skills, opportunities and healthcare through strategic resource investment and collaboration, leads to empowerment of individuals.

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.

Empowerment Through Education Sponsors

Drawing on over 150 years of experience working with the world’s leading businesses, entrepreneurs, and institutions, we mobilize our people, culture, technologies, and ideas to advance the success of our clients, broaden individual prosperity, and accelerate economic progress for all.

Media Sponsors

Herzog & Co. is an Emmy® Award-winning entertainment company and a leading marketing and creative content producer based in Los Angeles.

Media Sponsors

Photography. Studio. Equipment Rental. Pasadena/LA

Media Sponsors

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.

2021 IWOC Virtual Celebration Patrons

Thank you to our Generous Patrons

Bridges of Understanding

Carol Ann Warren

Impactful Interaction

Nancy McAniff Annick

Empowerment through Education

Denise Hammett Bieker
Susan Chandler
Ingrid Johnson
Jerilyn Castillo McAniff
Cynthy Moffatt
Marie Queen
Margaret Heflin Sabbag
Janice Meagher Trojan
Jane Mursener Wetzel

Women for Others

Kathleen Huston
Pooja Chandra Pama
Barbara Rubio
Mary Machado Schammel
Laura D. Schuldt

Opening Doors

Lian Dolan
Sarah Dusseault
Ambassador Tatiana C. Gfoeller
Betty J. Houbion
Mary Kresky
Carole J. Lewis
Lucia A. Logan
Deborah Marriott
Julie Power Pantiskas
Providence Saint Joseph Foundation Burbank
Eunice Reddick
Gretchen Zelek

Inclusion and Diversity

Debra L. Beck
Diane M. McGlinchey
Sherry Lee Mueller
Marsha Niazmand

Awareness and Appreciation

Lorrie Bartlett
Kristin Ceva
Janice Colom
MaryRose Courtney
Earlie B. Douglas
Merry Lee Eilers
Annette Flanagin
Patricia Haley
The McAniff Family
Margaret Mgrublian
Kendra Miller
Robin Winter Odem
Laura Li Pollard
Ann Sunshine
Amy Wohl

Patrons through 5/19/2021

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