Our gallery of Community Empowerment Leader Honorees include individuals who range from business professionals to local politicians to the everyday people that livein our community. These persons choose to speak up and speak out and their actions ensure that women and mothers are empowered to succeed in a variety of ways - and it's our sincere honor to acknowledge their work.
Our 2023 Honorees Ms. Evelyn Knight, Long Beach City Trailblazer Ms. Tammi Mac, KJLH Radio Ms. Maxine Waters, U.S. Congress
Previous CEL Honorees
Supervisor Janice Hahn, LA County Board of Supervisors
Dr. "Sweet" Alice Harris, Parents of Watts
Dr. Gloria Willingham-Toure, The Village P.r.o.j.e.c.t.s.
Ms. Lena Cole Dennis,Cole Dennis & Associates
Senator Lena Gonzalez, 33rd Senate District
Ms. Ivy Goolsby, International Realty
Dr. Rosie Milligan, Black Writers On Tour
Dr. Minnie Douglas, LBCC Professor Emeritus
Honorable Doris Topsy Elvord, former LB Vice Mayor
Ms. Carolyn Smith Watts, LB-Wrigley Country Club
Dr. Farah Khalegi, Community Improvement League
Dr. Cherilyn Lee, Nu Wellness Healthcare
Ms. Gwendolyn Manning,Black Infant Health
Dr. Lenore T. Coleman, Healing Our Village
Dr. Kathryn Icenhower, Shields For Families
Ms. Kim Anthony-Morrow, Urban Philanthropy, Inc.
Ms. Kiesha Nix, Los Angeles Lakers Youth Foundation