California Congresswoman Maxine Waters, Entertainment Tonight‘s Bonnie Tiegel and Los Angeles County Supervisor Hilda Solis will be honored at this year’s YWCA Greater Los Angeles Phenomenal Woman Awards.
Each year, female leaders who uniquely contribute to the welfare of women are recognized for their efforts. The awards luncheon celebrates over 200 women from the corporate and non-profit sectors whose accomplishments help guide and inspire young women.
Solis and Waters will receive the Phenomenal Woman Award, and Tiegel will receive the Phenomenal Woman Media Award for Feature Series on YWCA GLA’s Campaign to End Domestic Human Sex Trafficking. Tiegel helped launched YWCA GLA’s campaign to end human trafficking under the leadership of GLA CEO and President Faye Washington and the organization’s Ambassador, Kathy Ireland.
She will be this year’s recipient of the first Phenomenal Woman Media Award.
“Ms. Tiegel’s features on Entertainment Tonight gave voice to the plight of over a quarter million at-risk youngsters enslaved into juvenile prostitution, one of the dire and deadly dangers from which YWCA GLA rescues thousands of boys and girls each year,” Washington said.
Los Angeles First Lady Amy Elaine Wakeland will open the ceremony, and Dallas Fowler, a prominent force in the City of Los Angeles Commission of the Status of Woman, will deliver the award address.
YWCA Greater Los Angeles addresses the emerging and ongoing needs of the greater Los Angeles area: Its mission is to “eliminate racism and empowering women,” and the organization celebrates more than 120 years of community service.
The event is set at the Omni Hotel in downtown Los Angeles on May 13 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.