YWCA Glendale Announces 2021 Heart & Excellence Honorees

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YWCA Glendale Announces 2021 Heart & Excellence Honorees

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The YWCA Glendale is delighted to announce that our 24th Annual Heart & Excellence Awards will take place virtually on April 14, 2021 from 12PM-1PM. This event will bring together distinguished guests, government officials, business industry leaders, and current and past event honorees, who exemplify excellence and amplify the YWCA’s mission of eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom, and dignity for all.

This year’s event theme is Rise to Recovery and will recognize women from Glendale, Burbank and Pasadena who have demonstrated tremendous leadership in navigating the many challenges of COVID-19 and have answered the urgent calls for racial, gender, and social justice.

Public Service Award

Kathryn Barger, Los Angeles County Board Supervisor, 5th District

Business & Industry Award

Alicia Procello, President, Avery Dennison Foundation & Vice President, Corporate Social Responsibility, Avery Dennison

Education Award 

Dr. Vivian Ekchian, Superintendent, Glendale Unified School District

Healthcare Award

Rev. Cassie McCarty, Director of Mission Integration and Spiritual Care Services, Dignity Health Glendale Memorial Hospital

Social Justice Award

Elen Asatryan, Founder and CEO, The Stark Group

Young Woman Award

Gabrielle Scott, Student and Organizer of Glendale’s March for Black Lives

Trailblazer Award

Marie Y. Lemelle, Founder and CEO, Platinum Star PR

Community Service Award

Gloria Salas, Area 3 Director for Zonta International District 9, Immediate Past President, Zonta Club of Burbank

Tickets can be purchased at: https://heartandexcellenceawards.swell.gives/