2019 Awards Luncheon - March 2019 - details coming soon!
Announcing our 2019 honorees
Soledad O’Brien is an award-winning journalist, speaker, author and philanthropist who anchors and produces the Hearst Television political magazine program “Matter of Fact with Soledad O’Brien.” She and her husband, co-founded PowHERful Foundation that helps young women get to and through college. Throughout her career, she has advocated for women. In 2016 at the Channel Company's Women of the Channel Event in New York City , she gave a keynote speech on How (And Why) More Women Need to Tell Their Stories in a professional setting. She is the author of a critically-acclaimed memoir The Next Big Story: My Journey Through the Land of Possibilities. Some of her documentaries focus on women include: Latino in America 2: In Her Corner, the story of female flyweight fighter and U.S. Olympic hopeful Marlen Esparza; and Beyond Bravery: The Women of 9/11, an investigation into the lives of female rescue workers who were the first to respond to the World Trade Center terrorist attacks. Soledad has received numerous awards and won her first Emmy for Crisis in Haiti (Anderson Cooper 360) in the category of Outstanding Live Coverage of a Current News Story – Long Form.
Michale Bolton is a multiple Grammy Award-winning Singer, Songwriter and Social Activist, who has sold more than 65 million albums and singles worldwide. Michael is a humanitarian and philanthropist and started the Michael Bolton Charities in 1993 with two address to areas, (1) help women and children “at-risk” attempting to lessen children’s and women’s vulnerability to the damaging effects of poverty and emotional, physical and sexual abuse; and (2) provide opportunities for youth across socioeconomic and multicultural lines through education and effective programs. He was the executive producer of the documentary Terror at Home addressing Domestic Violence in America, and was Emmy-nominated for writing the title song “Tears of The Angels.”
Kim Hartmann is the current Board Chair of Arizona Foundation for Women and has spent her time advocating for women and children in Arizona. She focuses on systematic change and makes it her mission to move the needle on issues that are negatively affecting women and children in our state. Kim is an entrepreneur and business owner and CEO of KCH Solutions, company that specializes in strategic planning, capacity building, leadership development and management consulting services. Kim also serves on the Scottsdale United School District as a governing Board member, a Board member of Charros Foundation and Executive Board member of Business United for Scottsdale Schools (BUSS).