Past Honorees

1965 Louise A. Mohn - Science Teacher
1966 Gail Patrick Velde - Television Producer
1967 Marcia Neugebauer - Space Scientist
1968 Mary E. LaFetra - Industrialist
1969 C. Joan Coggin, M.D. - Cardiologist
1970 Katherine H. Haley - Rancher
1971 Marjorie Carne - Fashion Executive
1972 Ruth P. Yaffe, Ph.D. - Professor of Chemistry
1973 Frances E. Hunt - Business Executive
1974 Joan E. Hodgman, M.D. - Director of Neonatology
1975 Nanette Fabray - Advocate for the Deaf
1976 E. Margaret Burbidge, Ph.D. - Astronomer
1977 Ray Eames - Designer
1978 Edith Head - Fashion Designer
1979 Margaret G. Kivelson, Ph.D. - Physicist
1980 Mildred L. Lillie - Court of Appeals Justice
1981 Sylvia Earle, Ph.D. - Marine Botanist & Ecologist
1982 Lee Hogan Cass - Retail Fashion Executive
1983 Mary A. B. Brazier, Ph.D. - Professor of Physiology
1984 Sister Marie M. Shonka - President, St. John’s Hospital and Health Center
1985 Anna L. Fisher, M.D. - Astronaut
1986 Paige Rense - Editor-in-Chief, Architectural Digest
1987 Alexandra Levine, M.D. - Professor, USC School of Medicine
1988 Astrid E. Blaker - President & CEO, Komar International
1989 Ann Reynolds - Chancellor, California State University
1990 Jane G. Pisano, Ph.D. - The 2000 Partnership
1991 Lt. Cmdr. Rose Escobedo, R.N. - Nurse Corps, United States Navy
1992 First Lady of California Gayle Wilson - Advocate for Science Education
1993 Susan M. Love, M.D. - Director of the UCLA Breast Center
1995 Linda Griego - President & CEO of Rebuild L.A.
1996 Jane Goodall - Scientist, Wildlife Researcher
1997 Linda LoRe - President & CEO, Georgio
1998 Donna Shirley - Manager, Mars Exploration Directorate, JPL
1999 Lucile M. Jones, Ph.D.- Scientist-in-charge, USGS Earthquake Program, S. Calif.
2000 Tonian Hohberg - President & CEO, FIDM
2002 Maeve Leakey, Ph.D., Paleoanthropologist
2003 Stayce D. Harris - First Officer 747-400, United Airlines
2004 Debra Reed – President/COO, Sempra Energy Utilities
2005 Carlotta Glackin, Ph.D. – Beckman Research Institute, City of Hope
2006 Andrea Donnellan, Ph. D –Manager, Earth and Space Sciences Division, JPL
2007 Helena Chui, M.D. – Director, Alzheimer Disease Research Center, USC
  “Dear Abby” – Advice Columnist and Alzheimer Disease Advocate
2008 Marie Gray, Founder of St. John Knits; Kelly Gray, St. John Design Consultant
2009 Cheryl M. Craft, Ph.D. - Director, Vision Research, Doheny Eye Institute, USC
2010 Patricia Beckman – Philanthropist and Advocate for Science Education
2011 Patt Morrison - Author, Journalist, Public Radio & Television Personality
2012 50th Anniversary Women of the Year:
  Gayle Wilson (1992) Community Activist
Sylvia Earle, Ph.D. (1981) Oceanographer
Anna L. Fisher, M.D. (1985) NASA Astronaut
Susan Love, M.D., M.B.A. (1993) President, Dr. Susan Love Research Foundation
Lucile M. Jones, Ph.D. (1999) Science Advisor, Natural Hazards Mission, USGS
2013 Maria M. Klawe, Ph.D., President, Harvey Mudd College
  Val Zavala, M.A., Anchor, SoCal Connected, KCET
2014 Gwynne Shotwell, President & COO, Space Exploration Technologies
2015 Wanda Austin, Ph.D., President and CEO, The Aerospace Corporation