The Daily Transcript recognizes local women of influence and inspiration in honor of Women’s History Month.

  • Broker enjoys the unpredictability of commercial real estate

    Ciara Layne-Trujillo has an unusual background for a land broker. The vice president of Colliers International got her start in real estate working at the other end -- as a project manager and land acquisition specialist for homebuilders.

  • Fox 5 anchor takes broadcast job seriously while taking herself less so

    The potential of reaching millions of people in the course of performing one’s work duties provides a chance for greater-than-average influence. As a multiple-Emmy Award-winning broadcast journalist, Fox 5 evening anchor Kathleen Bade said she absolutely hopes her work positively affects the community she serves.

  • Qualcomm exec encourages women to raise their hand and speak up

    Growing up, Navrina Singh’s father told her that if she wanted to climb a mountain, she can’t just stand there thinking about it. She has to start at the bottom and just do it. This can-do attitude enabled Singh to grow quickly at Qualcomm Inc. (NASDAQ: QCOM), where she began as a hardware engineer in the corporate research and development department in 2004, soon after completing her master’s degree in electrical and computer engineering from the University of Wisconsin.

  • Acclaimed biologist fosters next generation of women in science

    While Joanne Chory works to offset the effects of climate change through plant research, she’s also fostering the next generation of scientists and helping women become more visible in the field. Chory is a professor at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies, where she directs the Plant Biology Laboratory.

  • Innovative restaurateur reflects on her success

    You might not know her name, but chances are if you’ve lived in San Diego you’re familiar with her work, which includes Kensington Grill, Laurel, Cucina Urbana, Fish Public and Cucina Enoteca Del Mar. Meet Tracy Borkum, the mastermind behind some of the most popular culinary establishments in America’s Finest City.

  • 40 years later: Equal Credit Opportunity Act

    When attorney Lynn Schenk married in late 1972, she went to a San Diego branch of the now-defunct Security Pacific Bank with what today would be a simple request: to add her new husband’s name to her long-held checking account.

  • Women in intellectual property law: First-hand insights

    During the last two decades, a career as a patent attorney has become a desirable alternative career to academic or industry jobs for women in science.


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  • Viveca Bissonnette, Hollander Design Group

    Canadian native Viveca Bissonnette is vice president and design principal at Hollander Design Group, the La Jolla-based firm she founded with architect Jeff Hollander in 2009.

  • Lee Anne Davis, Promo-Ventures Inc.

    Lee Anne Davis has made quite a name for herself as CEO — a Connector of Extraordinary Opportunities of Promo-Ventures, Inc. founded in 2001 in the Miramar area of San Diego.

  • Carolyn Kling, Johnson Financial Group | Integrated Family Office

    Fair warning to any would-be Bernie Madoffs or other Ponzi schemers out there: Be sure your targets aren't clients of Carolyn Kling. Her radar is on high alert for advisors who attempt to abuse investors' monetary well-being.


  • Women's roles in workplace are moving up

    The roles of women in the workplace are changing from supporting positions to those in upper-level management, according to a panel of female executives who spoke with The Daily Transcript recently.

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Lisa Freedman on the San Diego sports industry

Feb. 24, 2014 -- George Chamberlin speaks with Lisa Freedman, executive director of SD Sport Innovators, about San Diego's sports industry and its economic impact on the region.

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The Daily Transcript recognizes local women of influence and inspiration in honor of Women’s History Month.

Women of Influence - 2013

The Daily Transcript recognizes local women of influence and inspiration in honor of Women’s History Month.