Photos | Powerful Women of the Bay Awards Luncheon (2024)

Event: Powerful Women of the Bay Awards Luncheon (2024)
Date: March 28, 2024
Location: Scott’s Seafood Pavilion Grill & Bar, Oakland
Photos (78): Photographer-At-Large

One of the most highly anticipated annual events that celebrate and acknowledge powerful women took place at Scott’s Pavilion in Jack London Square, Oakland, California on March 28, 2024.  It’s the Power Women Of The Bay, where for the last 15 years Cathy D. Adams, Founder and Event Producer, has packed the house.

The Powerful Women of the Bay (PWOTB) Selection Committee choses eight distinguished and powerful women in recognition of Women’s History Month, and this year the event drew over 350 guests, from entrepreneurs and small business owners to political leaders and corporate executives.

Over the years Adams has awarded Bay Area women across a variety of industries. PWOTB features a prestigious cohort of amazing women leaders who are passionate about educating, empowering, and connecting women in business and community.

“This was my first year attending. It was an honor to be in the room amongst so many powerful and successful women of the Bay Area, and witness them be awarded for the work they do in the community. I look forward to attending many more.” – April Hendrix, IVF Coordinator, Laurel Fertility Care.

PWOTB is committed to introducing unique, intelligent and ambitious women to the roles of leadership. Their desire is to not only spotlight achievements, but also offer support for their efforts to make a difference in their lives, their families, and our community. (Pictured – Pam Moore, April Hendrix)

This year’s awardees:
• London Breed – Mayor, San Francisco, CA
• Lynell Bevels  – AVP, Community Lending Mgr, Umpqua Bank
• Patricia Brooks – Chief of Staff, Councilmember Kevin Jenkins
• Jenny Flores – Head of Small Business Growth, Philanthropy, Wells Fargo
• Sally Kay – Public Policy & External Affairs, Amazon
Mary Massella – Professor, UCSF; Nurse Practitioner, La Clinica
• Janani Ramachandran  – Councilmember, City of Oakland

Special Awards
• Dr. C. Diane Howell Entrepreneur Award: Lila Owens – Founder, Cupcakin Bake Shop
• Special Recognition Award: Pam Moore – Anchor, KRON 4

Partial proceeds from the event benefit The Training Institute for Leadership Enrichment.
(TILE) is a nonprofit organization created under the leadership of Black Women Organized for Political Action (BWOPA). TILE’s work is to increase the number of African American women in public leadership across California. TILE’s vision is to create a world where African American women see themselves as changemakers and formally engage in the processes to craft new, and refine existing, public policies for social change to benefit communities of color.

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