Celebrate WE's newest global partnerships uplifting women entrepreneurs in San Diego and Puerto Rico. Meet nonprofit leaders driving change for women here at home and around the world. We promise an evening of gourmet delights & select wines and an inspiring program in one of San Diego's premier venues. Join us!
Enjoy private access to the galleries of the Museum of Photographic Arts
Dine on gourmet hors d’oeuvres & desserts by the award-winning women of The Wild Thyme
Join us in honoring the 2019 Woman of Empowerment, Anne Hoiberg
Event proceeds support the mission and programs of Women's Empowerment International assisting women in poverty in six countries
2019 woman of empowerment
Anne Hoiberg's tireless work on behalf of women has made her one of California's leading and most-recognized advocates. A research psychologist, author and volunteer, she has made a lasting impact for women around the world. Anne is a past president of the League of Women Voters, United Nations Association of San Diego, and National Women’s Political Caucus. Currently, she serves as president of La Jolla Pen Women, International Museum of Human Rights at San Diego, and board president of the Women’s Museum of California (2010 – 2015 and 2019 – present). She has volunteered through the U.S. Department of State to serve as an election supervisor in emerging countries (eight missions).
In 2012, Anne was inducted into the San Diego County Women's Hall of Fame. She has been honored as the recipient of awards from the California 78th Assembly District, National Organization for Women, National Women’s Political Caucus, Soroptimist International of La Mesa, Moxie Theatre, and United Nations Association-USA. She is a free-lance writer and speaker on such topics as the history of the Women's Rights Movement, human trafficking, violence against women, women's political participation, world peace, the United Nations. Most recently, Anne has authored a book chronicling the stories of women refugees. Women's Empowerment International is honored to recognize Anne as its 2019 Woman of Empowerment.
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ceo, proyecto matria, puerto rico
ceo & founder, dreams for change
Founder, girls invest
special performance by buki domingos
musical artist, nigeria
A special thank you to our generous event sponsors
Nancy Bell & Bob Bell
Linda Corey & Chris Khoury, MD
Carol Clause & Carl Crider
Winifred Cox & Gary Schultz
Mary Dhooge & Vic Dhooge
Rosette Garcia & Dan Kisner, MD
Christy Hendrickson, MD
Teresa Jacques & Bob O'Connor
Rhea Kuhlman & Armin Kuhlman
Jill Weitzen MacDonald
Blankinship & Foster, LLC.
Creative Planning, Inc.
San Diego Microfinance Alliance