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Fil-Ams Walker, Dador at Glendale annual awards

Women of courage and excellence will take center stage with the 5th Annual Jewels of Glendale Awards Luncheon on March 26. This year's awardees are Louise Garside and Dr. Juanita Watts.

CSW Commissioner Grace Walker, left, and Speaker Karen Bass of the California State Assembly

Grace Walker, a commissioner of the host Glendale Commission on the Status of Women (CSW), informs that it would be a milestone event to recognize the two women's outstanding achievements as well as to celebrate the 5th anniversary of the commission.

Commissioner Walker, who co-chairs the event with Commissioner Marie Lernelle, said that there's "a need to exhort more Asians to be active in the community and apply for both elected and appointed positions."

Speaker of the California State Assembly Karen Bass will be keynote speaker of the Thursday morning event at Anoush Banquet Hall, 1320 W. Glenoaks Blvd. Molly Barker, founder of the Girls on the Run International, had also been invited to speak. Denise Dador, health specialist of ABC-7 Eyewitness News, will be the emcee. A silent auction and live entertainment

"We received a number of outstanding nominees every year and truly wish there was a way to recognize all of them," says CSW Chair Paula Devine. "Dr. Juanita Watts and Ms. Louise Garside have demonstrated tremendous leadership in their fields and the commission is honored to recognize their contributions to the well-being and advancement of women and girls in our community."

Ms. Louise Garside is the CEO of LKG-CMC, a consulting management firm. Since 1987, she focused on giving women maximum opportunities in becoming leaders and managers. She has made her firm a place that provided mentorship and enhanced the professional role of women. Her unwavering commitment to enhancing the transportation industry by providing support to local, regional and national organizations and serving the local community has made an impressive impact on viable transportation.

Dr. Juanita Watts is a board-certified Family Practice physician at Kaiser Permanente's Glendale Medical Office in Southern California who has dedicated her career to women's health. Her commitment to improving the lives of women is demonstrated by her tireless effort to increase awareness, eliminate barriers, provide health education, and implement prevention strategies. Her research has led her to study diabetes and hypertension in women.

For more information, sponsorship opportunities, or ticket purchase, please contact Lana Haddad at 818-548-4844 or by email.
All funds to be raised will support CSW's free programs, including but not limited to: Hands and Words are Not for Hurting Project, Rosie Goes to Wall Street Program, and more.
Dionesio C. Grava - Part-time community journalist based in Los Angeles and editorial writer at Forum Asia.

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