The Women for a New Los Angeles Luncheon honors outstanding women and their work to improve the lives of all Angelenos by creating good jobs, thriving communities and a healthy environment.

Kabira Stokes

Kabira Stokes

Founder & CEO, Isidore Electronics Recycling

In 2011, Kabira founded Isidore Electronics Recycling; an e-waste recycling social enterprise that is training and employing people with severe barriers to work, specifically the formerly incarcerated. She holds a Master’s degree in public policy from the University of Southern California with a focus in Prison Reentry Policy and Environmental Governance. She has consulted for the non-profit Green For All; worked for the City of Los Angeles as Senior Field Deputy for then-City Council President Eric Garcetti, and was the co-founder and vice-president of the non-profit Young Progressive Majority (YPM) of Los Angeles. In 2014, Kabira was named a 50 Under 40 Social Entrepreneur by the AMEX Foundation, and in 2013 was named a Social Innovation Rockstar by Yoxi.

Masters of Sex

Masters of Sex

Critically acclaimed SHOWTIME Drama

Starring Michael Sheen as Dr. William Masters and Lizzy Caplan as Virginia Johnson, “Masters of Sex” explores the research and the relationship of two pioneering researchers of human sexuality working at Washington University in St. Louis in the 1950s and early 1960s. Spearheaded by Executive Producers Sarah Timberman (along with her partner, Carl Beverly) and Michelle Ashford, who assembled a majority-female writing staff, the series was honored, along with five others, with the 2013 Critics’ Choice Television Award for Most Exciting New Series. The show will air its third season this summer.

Past Honorees & Speakers

HBO's <em>Getting On</em>

HBO's Getting On

2014 Honoree

Margo Feinberg

Margo Feinberg

2014 Honoree

Nina Revoyr

Nina Revoyr

2014 Keynote Speaker

Senator Holly Mitchell

Senator Holly Mitchell

2014 Emcee

Alice Goff

Alice Goff

2013 Honoree

Joyce Appleby

Joyce Appleby

2013 Honoree

Lisa See

Lisa See

2013 Keynote Speaker

Catherine Dent

Catherine Dent

2013 Emcee

Beth Meltzer & Julia Meltzer

Beth Meltzer & Julia Meltzer

2012 Honorees

LaPhonza Butler

LaPhonza Butler

2012 Honoree

Katherine Spillar

Katherine Spillar

2012 Keynote Speaker

Nancy Cohen

Nancy Cohen

2012 Emcee

Diane Bonta

Diane Bonta

2011 Honoree

Suzy Marks

Suzy Marks

2011 Honoree

Peggy Orenstein

Peggy Orenstein

2011 Keynote Speaker

Phaedra Ellis-Lampkins

Phaedra Ellis-Lampkins

2011 Emcee

Jude Narita

Jude Narita

2010 Performer

Ramona Ripston

Ramona Ripston

2010 Honoree

Maria Bello

Maria Bello

2010 Special Guest