We have a number of wonderful events planned for the rest of the year, including our regularly scheduled networking happy hour and coffee break series, quarterly book clubs, collaborative events with partner organizations, and additional opportunities for you to network, share, learn, development and have fun!

Make sure to check the WHA Events calendar for a full list of our upcoming events. If you have any questions or want to get more involved with WHA events, please reach out to events@whasocal.org.


2022 Women of the Year Gala: Honoring Jill Martin

Every year, WHA honors a woman who demonstrates and is aligned with WHA’s mission, vision and values. WHA held its first in-person Women of the Year Gala since 2019 on October 13th, 2022 at the SLS Hotel in Beverly Hills. This year, we honored Jill Martin, Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of the Cedars-Sinai Medical Network as the 2022 WHA Woman of the Year.

(L to R) Maham Chaudry (WHA Secretary), Joanne Chan (WHA Communications Chair), Jennifer Helbock (WHA Member-At-Large), Andleeb Dombrowski (WHA Secretary), Margaret Pfieffer (WHA Member-At-Large), Tricia Gray (WHA Membership Chair), Tricina Edwards (WHA Sponsorship Co-Chair), Jill Martin (2022 WHA Woman of the Year), Sheleana Varvaro-Toney (WHA President), Tom Gordon (Previous Cedars-Sinai Medical Network Services CEO from 1993-2015).

The Gala also honored our 2021 and 2022 Scholarship recipients. Visit our Scholarship page to learn more.

A special thank you to our 2022 Woman of the Year Sponsors for their support of this meaningful and important event celebrating female leaders in Southern California.



Interested in sponsorship opportunities? Visit our Sponsorship page and contact sponsorship@whasocal.org for more information.




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