2023 Woman of the Year Gala: Honoring Julie Sprengel

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Every year, WHA honors a woman who demonstrates alignment of WHA’s mission, vision and values. It’s our pleasure to honor Julie Sprengel, President, CommonSpirit Health’s California Division. We will convene WHA members in community with with Julie and other woman leaders from her career journey.

Join us on September 26, 2023 at the Sheraton Universal Hotel for our premier event, in community with our members and partners, to celebrate the contributions and achievements of woman leaders across our industry!


Past Woman of the Year Honorees

WHA held its first in-person Woman of the Year Gala since 2019 on October 13th, 2022 at the SLS Hotel in Beverly Hills. In 2022, 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).

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





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.




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