The Daily Transcript recognizes local women of influence and inspiration in honor of Women’s History Month.
On March 8, 2013, we're saluting solidarity sisters. With political roots dating back to women’s liberation in Italy in the 19th century, Festa Della Donna is a movement celebrating all things female.
On March 16, 2013, hundreds of guests will gather at the University of California, San Diego’s Price Center East Ballroom to honor and acknowledge the community work of five San Diego women.
A seasoned executive with a long history in startup companies recently mentored a female executive through Athena San Diego, the networking/mentoring organization for female executives.
When land-use attorney Ann Moore was sworn in as 2013 chair of the Unified Port of San Diego’s board of port commissioners, she was tasked with conveying a theme for her yearlong post. How would she like the port commissioners, the port’s member cities and its various stakeholders to work together in the coming year?
Commander Teresa Elders says she’s like the No. 2 person on the starship USS Enterprise on "Star Trek." Her warship -- the five-year-old USS Sampson -- is actually stationed at Naval Base San Diego, not in space.
Barbara-Lee Edwards exudes happiness. Who can blame her? After all, the KFMB-TV news anchor has her dream job, works with people she really likes, and lives with her husband and two children in a city her heart has desired since she first visited here as a child.
Denise Asher knows a thing or two about conflict resolution.
Legislators are taking another crack at ending gender wage discrimination with the Paycheck Fairness Act.
Ellen Virginia Clark Revelle was a dedicated San Diegan who, until her death in May 2009, used her considerable resources of mind, wit and fortune to make San Diego a better place for all.
Daimler AG, the world’s third-biggest maker of luxury cars, nominated former Avon Products Inc. (NYSE: AVP) Chief Executive Officer Andrea Jung to the supervisory board in an effort to increase female representation.
LOS ANGELES -- The fight for women's equality first had to argue that it was a fight worth having.
Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (NYSE: WMT), the world’s largest retailer, was sued by five Wisconsin women who claim the company denied them and other female employees equal pay and equal opportunities.
After eight years as a guidance counselor at Scotts Valley High School and more than 14 years with the district in Santa Cruz County, Calif., Kimberly Frey says she lost her job in June as part of budget cuts.
It's been quite a while since a woman last held a seat on the board of directors at the National Electrical Contractors Association -- 10 years, to be precise, since Diane Keltner of Santee’s Synergy Electric Co. did.
Lunchtime at the flagship In-N-Out Burger restaurant in Baldwin Park, Calif., is a study in efficiency. As the order line swells, smiling workers swoop in to operate empty cash registers. Another staffer cleans tables, asking customers if they’re enjoying their hamburger. Outside, a woman armed with a hand-held ordering machine speeds up the drive-through line.
The Grant Grill in downtown San Diego’s US Grant hotel has long been a place where powerbrokers lunched. In the 1950s and the 1960s, the dark mahogany booths were the conclaves of politicians, lawyers, bankers and journalists. Anyone with a craving for conversation or mock turtle soup could partake.
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While some attorneys are always on the lookout for that next big case or client, Melania Mirzakhanian prefers working with the new guys on the block.
What are the odds that an immigrant from Andorra, coming to America without knowing a single person, would be a recognized and successful biotech entrepreneur in one of the top three-largest life science clusters in the United States?
As a single mom caring for two teenage boys, Linda Stirling's career in finance began out of necessity. "But it grew to fit like a well-tailored suit," she said.
In 1902, Maggie L. Walker became the first woman bank president and the first woman to charter a bank in the United States. But, despite that breakthrough, the banking and financial services industries were for many years male-dominated bastions. But times have changed for the better and many highly talented women have ascended to senior executive positions with some of the world's largest financial institutions.
Even though Karen Dow is one of the country's leading biotech patent attorneys, she didn't like lab work that much in college.
It didn't take long for Karie Boyd to decide to become an attorney. Her mother was a legal secretary for a prominent international law firm, and her father was a police officer.
Kara Jensen didn't have to look far to find a role model for her career.
When Certified Financial Planner Jane Braun says she treats her clients like family, she really means it. One of 10 siblings and the single mother of five children, Braun has always felt a calling to help people she cares about build secure financial futures.
From a young age, Jan Carradine got a charge out of all things electrical. It ran in her family.
Dolores Contreras grew up at the northern border of San Diego County, but the inspiration for her career came from just over its southern border: her mother.