Women of Influence

#WOI24

Presented by
Dave Coffaro

DAVE COFFARO

Interim President & CEO
Greater Irvine Chamber

Chamber Welcome Message

Thank you for being part of our 11th annual Women of Influence event! I’m excited you are part of our celebration of women in our community who inspire and elevate the importance of service to others.

Leadership is not about a job title or one’s role. At its core, leadership emanates from conscious choices, behaviors, and ideas shared to advance organizations, communities, and life. Said another way, influence is the essence of leadership.

We gather to recognize women who have taken ownership of their leadership opportunities. Our panel of exemplars demonstrates the power of influence as they role model Leading through Philanthropy. Coretta Scott King said, “The greatness of a community is most accurately measured by the compassionate actions of its members.”

I’m confident that this year’s Women of Influence event will further elevate the greatness of our community as we gain inspiration from each other and the stories shared by our panelists.  




Jessica Welch

JESSICA WELCH, IOM, ACE

Executive Vice President
Greater Irvine Chamber

Chamber Welcome

Welcome to the Greater Irvine Chamber’s 11th annual Women of Influence event. I’m honored to recognize the accomplishments of women—around the world and locally—who have been leading in their industries and are truly making a difference. 

Our expert panelists will share the secret recipe to leveling up, proving that leadership is more than just holding a position—it’s about creating impact. All impressive leaders in their fields, Jennifer Dinnen, Madelynn Hirneise, Deborah Harrington, and Joan Webb are role models for creating a better community by Leading Through Philanthropy.

We’ve all had challenges, opportunities, successes, and failures that have guided us during our own journey. Each of you attending this event has the opportunity to impact someone else. My hope is that you leave the 2024 presentation with some good advice and new connections. I hope the experience reminds you that we have support and inspiration right here in our thriving community.

 

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ANNETTE WALKER

President
City of Hope Orange County

Presenting Sponsor Message

Welcome to the Greater Irvine Chamber’s Women of Influence Awards. Today, we recognize women who are leading and succeeding in their lives, businesses and communities. We applaud your strength, passion, and incredible work as you use your talents and voice to be a compelling force wherever you are.

At City of Hope, I work alongside some of Orange County’s finest women leaders, physicians, scientists, nurses and staff who are dedicated to treating and curing cancer. It’s a calling and a vocation that holds great significance and reward, while impacting today’s patients and those who may be diagnosed in the future.

Your work is equally as important and impactful. Our community needs your leadership and strength to make a difference! Thank you for joining today’s celebration of women. As you listen to our honorees’ stories, consider how they embrace risks, make smart decisions, and stay true to their values.

Thank you to the Chamber for organizing today’s event. To our awardees, thank you for being an inspiration to us all. Together, let’s continue to shape the future of Orange County and beyond for generations to come.



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AGENDA

  • WELCOME

    Jessica Welch, IOM, ACE
    Executive Vice President, Greater Irvine Chamber

  • PRESENTING SPONSOR MESSAGE

    Annette Walker
    President, City of Hope

  • YEAR IN REVIEW

    Jessica Welch, IOM, ACE
    Executive Vice President, Greater Irvine Chamber

  • LUNCH BREAK
  • PANEL

    MODERATOR:

    • Jenny Dinnen, Co-owner & President, MacKenzie Corporation

    PANELISTS:

    • Deborah L. Harrington, MBA, Director, Baker Tilly Wealth Management
    • Madelynn Hirneise, CEO, Families Forward
    • Joan Webb, Co-founder, The Webb Group
  • AWARDS
  • CLOSING REMARKS
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Panel

Jenny Dinnen

Jenny Dinnen

Moderator
Deborah L. Harrington

Deborah L. Harrington, MBA

Panelist
Madelynn Hirneise

Madelynn Hirneise

Panelist
Joan Webb

Joan Webb

Panelist
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2024 Honorees

Sona Shah - crop

Sona Shah

Entrepreneur
Jessica Patel - crop

Jessica Patel

Authentic Leader
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Shannon Eusy - crop

Shannon Eusey

Executive
Kelly McCulloch - crop

Kelly McCulloch

Executive
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Cynthia Garcia

Cynthia Garcia

Game Changer
Jessica Foat - crop

Jessica Foat, M.Ed.

Advocate
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Collette Creppell

Collette Creppell, AIA, AUA, LEED AP

Innovator
Janya Jagan

Janya V. Jagan

Rising Star
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Anisha Bhatnagar

Anisha Bhatnagar

Rising Star
Julie Hudash

Julie Hudash

Lifetime Achievement
Presenting Sponsor
Lunch Sponsor
Philanthropic Partner
Promotional Partner
Corporate Sponsors
Table Sponsors

Bank of Southern California | Be Well Orange County | Cox Communications | First Bank | Greater Newport Physicians | Irvine Marriott | Kaiser Permanente | MacKenzie Corp | My Private Professor | Office of Supervisor Katrina Foley | Parker Aerospace | Reveille | Tax Relief Advocates | The Webb Group | Wells Fargo Bank