Join us on Wednesday, May 3, for our 7th annual Power of Voice Celebration to benefit Girls Leadership. Celebrate the impact of our honorees and make sure every girl knows her power.
Wednesday, May 3, 2023
The Green Room at the San Francisco War Memorial
401 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco
Dress Code: Cocktail attire with your own flair
Drinks and hors d’oeuvres will be served.
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Lyanne Melendez, ABC7 Reporter
Justina Blakeney, Designer, artist, entrepreneur, speaker, and New York Times bestselling author
Shanique Bonelli-Moore, Chief Diversity and Social Impact Officer, Clorox and Founder, Girlfriends Retreat
Chinaka Hodge, Producer, Screenwriter, Poet, Educator
Isabella, Student Speaker
Amira & David Dallafior
Coni Frezzo & Ed Sannini
Resa Caivano, M.D.
Alicia Hollins Legacy Project
Dr. Wendi Williams
Tanya & Louis Willacy
Victoria Fan Azalde
Devon McAllister Rothwell
Victoria Fan Azalde
If you can’t join us, please consider donating here.
MEET OUR HONOREES
Justina Blakeney is a designer, artist, entrepreneur, speaker, and New York Times bestselling author. She is the founder and creative director of home decor brand, Jungalow, and the author of several design books including Jungalow: Decorate Wild and The New Bohemians book series.
Justina’s wildly popular collections feature her hand-painted artwork and span across home decor, furniture, stationery, textiles, travel, kids, and accessories. Her collections are sold online at Jungalow.com as well as at retailers worldwide.
Her newest collection, Opalhouse Designed with Jungalow is available at Target stores and at Target.com. Justina lives in Los Angeles with her husband Jason, daughter Ida, and 52 house plants.
Shanique Bonelli-Moore is chief diversity and social impact officer of The Clorox Company, a role she assumed in July 2022. In this role, she leads all inclusion, diversity, equity and allyship (IDEA) initiatives. She also guides the strategy and execution of The Clorox Company Foundation’s charitable giving and employee community engagement programs.
Bonelli-Moore joined Clorox from United Talent Agency, where she served as executive director of inclusion. In this role she spearheaded the company’s efforts to model inclusion across the entertainment industry. She joined UTA in 2018 to lead internal communications before she was tapped to spearhead their inclusion efforts. In her role, she helped guide UTA’s early efforts to build a thriving diversity and inclusion program and helped advance the creation of the department she went on to direct.
Before UTA, Bonelli-Moore held positions at BuzzFeed, Anheuser-Busch InBev, NBCUniversal and GE, where she focused on corporate communications, diversity, inclusion and belonging. She is a business- and growth-oriented leader who is committed to uniting employees, bridging interests and identities, fostering career development and enhancing global community building. She is also the founder of Girlfriends Retreat, a lifestyle brand and community that centers women while celebrating the transformative power of friendships.
Bonelli-Moore earned an M.S. degree in strategic communications from Columbia University and holds a B.S. degree in public relations from the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communication at Syracuse University, where she currently serves as an adjunct professor of diversity, inclusion and leadership in communications.
Currently the Executive Producer / Head Writer on Marvel’s upcoming IRONHEART series, a character introduced to the MCU in Black Panther II, Hodge is an accomplished television writer, screenwriter, and performing poet.
She is a co-founder of Brave New Voices, the international youth poetry festival. Previous screenwriting credits include MIDNIGHT CLUB (Netflix), AMAZING STORIES (Apple), SNOWPIERCER (TNT) and RISE (NBC). Her active feature work includes WATTSTAX for Focus Features with Will Packer and Josh McLaughlin producing, and a reimagined DaVinci x Michaelangelo feud story for Pioneer Pictures. Hodge studied at USC’s School of Cinematic Arts in the MFA Writing Division, is a Sundance Feature Film Lab fellow, and is an inaugural Kennedy Center Next50 honoree. She is a mom and a partner of a professional athlete.
MEET OUR STUDENT SPEAKER
A social issue I care about: Rights for people of color, whether that be environmental rights, the right to basic medical care, or even the right to be given the same opportunities as peers and coworkers, while not having to alienate ourselves from our communities. To be surrounded by people who look like us is essential for us, and essential to society. We need our voices. Society needs to hear our ideas, creations and innovations. Each one of us has something that must be shared with the world. So you see, it is not just one social issue that I care about but a series of issues that all stem from the root. Our voices are not heard because there are not enough people who look like us to stand up for us because our voices are never heard to begin with. My mission with Girl’s Leadership is to change that; to create a space where people of color can exist, take part in all the decision making and learn to use their voices to speak up for others who need it.
MEET OUR MC
Lyanne Melendez joined ABC7 in June 1994 as a general assignment reporter. Melendez brings years of experience to ABC7 along with numerous honors and awards which reflect her accomplished career.
In 1999, Melendez won an Emmy and RTNDA for “Nicholas’ Gift of Life,” the story of a Bay Area boy whose organs were donated to seven Italian recipients. In 1992, she received the Latina Media Person of the Year Award from New York University, the Asociación de Cronistas de Espectaculos Award for Reporter of the Year and the Outstanding Person in Communications Award from the Puerto Rican Institute of New York.
Melendez came from CNN-SPANISH in New York where she worked as a senior correspondent and substitute anchor. She’s also worked at television stations in San Juan, Puerto Rico. She began her broadcasting career in 1984 as a production specialist at WTMJ in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
Melendez received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism from the University of Alabama and a Master’s degree in Mass Communications from the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee. Melendez has traveled to Somalia, Iraq, Central and South America, Saudi Arabia and Kuwait on special assignments.
MEET OUR AUCTIONEER
Ron Tyler is a Professor of Law and Director of the Criminal Defense Clinic at Stanford Law School. Professor Tyler’s scholarly agenda focuses on self-care skills for lawyers and criminal practice and procedure. His most recent publication in 2021 is “Criminal Practice, A Handbook for New Advocates,” 1st Edition, (Foundation Press) (co-authored with SLS Prof. George Fisher and UCLA Prof. Ingrid Eagly). In 2020, his blog post for the SLS Legal Aggregate, “Police Use of Force, Training, and a Way Forward After the Death of George Floyd” (co-authored with Criminal Defense Clinic Associate Director Suzanne Luban) yielded national and international media exposure.
Before joining the Stanford Law School faculty, Professor Tyler was an Assistant Federal Public Defender for 22 years in the Northern District of California. He is active in several nonprofits, serving as General Counsel and on the Executive Committee of the American Civil Liberties Union, Chair of the Board of Regents of the National Criminal Defense College, and Secretary of the Board of Directors of the GRIP Training Institute, a California nonprofit dedicated to personal and systemic change for incarcerated persons.
Professor Tyler received his B.S. in Computer Science and Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1981 and had a brief career in high tech before changing his focus to law and public interest advocacy. He began law school as a Tony Patiño Fellow at Hastings College of the Law and earned his JD from UC Berkeley School of Law in 1989, where he served as Notes and Comments Editor on the Ecology Law Quarterly. After law school, he clerked for U.S. District Court Judge Marilyn Hall Patel.
While the city no longer requires proof of full vaccination, for consideration of all guests and their loved ones, please attend only if you are fully vaccinated. Masks are recommended while not actively eating and drinking.