On Friday, March 11, politicians, corporations, community leaders, community activists, friends and family gathered at the Wedgewood in the Metropolitan Golf Links for the 7th Annual Powerful Women of the Bay Awards. This awards luncheon celebrates women that are passionate about educating, empowering, and connecting with women in business throughout the community. Ms. Barbara Williams with Oracle, a former speaker and past award recipient, served as the Mistress of Ceremonies. Partial proceeds from Powerful Women of the Bay will benefit the Training Institute for Leadership Enrichment (TILE), a nonprofit organization created under the leadership of Black Women Organized for Political Action (BWOPA). TILE's mission is to emphasize the long-term goal of increasing the number of African American women in public leadership across California.
Photography by Agency Moanalani Jeffrey.