Past Honorees

2018

Joanne Maguire - Executive V.P., Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company, retired

2017

Jane Long, Ph.D. - Associate Director for Energy & Environment, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

2016

Jacqueline Barton, Ph.D. - Chair & Hanisch Professor of Chemistry, Caltech

2015

Wanda Austin, Ph.D. - President & CEO, The Aerospace Corporation

2014

Gwynne Shotwell - President & COO, SpaceX (Space Exploration Technologies)

2013

Maria M. Klawe, Ph.D. - President, Harvey Mudd College

 

Val Zavala, M.A. - Anchor, SoCal Connected, KCET

2012

50th Anniversary Women of the Year:

 

Gayle Wilson (1992) - Community Activist

 

Sylvia Earle, Ph.D. (1981) - Oceanographer

 

Anna L. Fisher, M.D. (1985) - NASA Astronaut

 

Susan Love, M.D., M.B.A. (1993) - President, Dr. Susan Love Research Foundation

 

Lucile M. Jones, Ph.D. (1999) - Science Advisor, Natural Hazards Mission, USGS

 

Carlotta Glackin, Ph.D. (2005) - Beckman Research Institute, City of Hope

2011

Patt Morrison - Author, Journalist, Public Radio & Television Personality

2010

Patricia Beckman - Philanthropist and Advocate for Science Education

2009

Cheryl M. Craft, Ph.D. - Director, Vision Research, Doheny Eye Institute, USC

2008

Marie Gray - Founder of St. John Knits; Kelly Gray, St. John Design Consultant

2007

“Dear Abby” - Advice Columnist and Alzheimer Disease Advocate

 

Helena Chui, M.D. - Director, Alzheimer Disease Research Center, USC

2006

Andrea Donnellan, Ph.D. - Manager, Earth and Space Sciences Division, JPL

2005

Carlotta Glackin, Ph.D. - Beckman Research Institute, City of Hope

2004

Debra Reed - President & COO, Sempra Energy Utilities

2003

Stayce D. Harris - First Officer 747-400, United Airlines

2002

Maeve Leakey, Ph.D. - Paleoanthropologist

2000

Tonian Hohberg - President & CEO, FIDM

1999

Lucile M. Jones, Ph.D. - Scientist-in-Charge, USGS Earthquake Program, S. Calif.

1998

Donna Shirley - Manager, Mars Exploration Directorate, JPL

1997

Linda LoRe - President & CEO, Georgio

1996

Jane Goodall - Scientist, Wildlife Researcher

1995

Linda Griego - President & CEO, Rebuild L.A.

1993

Susan M. Love, M.D. - Director, UCLA Breast Center

1992

First Lady of California Gayle Wilson - Advocate for Science Education

1991

Lt. Cmdr. Rose Escobedo, R.N. - Nurse Corps, United States Navy

1990

Jane G. Pisano, Ph.D. - The 2000 Partnership

1989

Ann Reynolds - Chancellor, California State University

1988

Astrid E. Blaker - President & CEO, Komar International

1987

Alexandra Levine, M.D. - Professor, USC School of Medicine

1986

Paige Rense - Editor-in-Chief, Architectural Digest

1985

Anna L. Fisher, M.D. - NASA Astronaut

1984

Sister Marie M. Shonka - President, St. John’s Hospital and Health Center

1983

Mary A. B. Brazier, Ph.D. - Professor of Physiology

1982

Lee Hogan Cass - Retail Fashion Executive

1981

Sylvia Earle, Ph.D. - Marine Botanist & Ecologist

1980

Mildred L. Lillie - Court of Appeals Justice

1979

Margaret G. Kivelson, Ph.D. - Physicist

1978

Edith Head - Fashion Designer

1977

Ray Eames - Designer

1976

E. Margaret Burbidge, Ph.D. - Astronomer

1975

Nanette Fabray - Advocate for the Deaf

1974

Joan E. Hodgman, M.D. - Director of Neonatology

1973

Frances E. Hunt - Business Executive

1972

Ruth P. Yaffe, Ph.D. - Professor of Chemistry

1971

Marjorie Carne - Fashion Executive

1970

Katherine H. Haley - Rancher

1969

C. Joan Coggin, M.D. - Cardiologist

1968

Mary E. LaFetra - Industrialist

1967

Marcia Neugebauer - Space Scientist

1966

Gail Patrick Velde - Television Producer

1965

Louise A. Mohn - Science Teacher