Girls Inc. of Alameda County
2017 Strong, Smart & Bold Luncheon


Friday, March 31, 2017

11:30 AM – 1:30 PM

Greek Orthodox Cathedral of the Ascension
4700 Lincoln Avenue, Oakland, CA 94602 

Now in its 29th year, Girls Inc.’s Strong, Smart & Bold Luncheon honors the remarkable achievements of women who, through their extraordinary work and example, are creating a better future for girls. Each Honoree is introduced by a Girls Inc. National Scholar, who will share her story of how Girls Inc. fueled her fire to overcome obstacles and blaze her own path to success. Please join us in celebrating extraordinary women and girls.

This year we are thrilled to honor three STRONG, SMART & BOLD women

Monique W. Morris
President, Chief Executive Officer & Co-Founder, National Black Women’s Justice Institute

CEO and President of the National Black Women’s Justice Institute, Morris is an acclaimed author and social justice scholar with a depth of knowledge in the areas of education, civil rights and juvenile justice. Her latest book, Pushout, focuses on the criminalization of black girls in schools.

Nancy E. O’Malley
Alameda County District Attorney

The first woman to occupy the role of District Attorney of Alameda County, O’Malley is a lifelong innovator whose solutions for addressing abuse and trafficking are recognized nationwide.

Geisha J. Williams
Chief Executive Officer and President, PG&E Corporation

CEO and President of PG&E Corporation, Williams is the first Latina CEO of a Fortune 500 company and a strong advocate for clean energy and workforce development.

Also featuring Pam Moore, Anchor at KRON 4 as the Emcee and Trailblazer Award Honoree Betty Reid Soskin, a Park Ranger with the Rosie the Riveter/World War II Home Front National Historical Park.

Pam Moore
Anchor at KRON 4

Betty Reid Soskin
Park Ranger


$10,000 – Leaders
Lois De Domenico
Kaiser Permanente
PG&E Corporation
The Saul Zaentz Company
Sharon Simpson

$5,000 – Advocates
Bob & Nancy Bishop
Cisco Systems, Inc.
Robin Evitts
Anne Gattis
Oakland Raiders
Marjorie Randolph
MUFG Union Bank Foundation
Peet’s Coffee & Tea
Glenn & Ellen Voyles

$3,000 – Allies
Barney & Barney/MMA
Carmel Partners
Craig Communications
Faith Darling
Donahue Fitzgerald
Farmers Insurance, Ruth Stroup Agency
Holland Partner Group
Rhonda Ramlo
Julie Simpson
Roselyne Swig
Telecare Corporation
David Valdez, Pacific Union Real Estate
Wilson Meany

$1,500 – Partners
Anne Phillips Architecture
Aon Risk Solutions
In Honor of Jennifer Chapman
Curls Bartling P.C.
East Bay Community Foundation
Christine Gouig
Lisa Gross / Anne O’Neill
Gena Harper, Morgan Stanley
Melvin Harrison & Barbara Hardacre
Carla Koren, Morgan Stanley
Janet & Joe Loduca
Port of Oakland
Robert Half
Torres Law Group Inc