Women's Empowerment Luncheon


A woman raises her arms in the air, she is surrounded by and andorned with flowers in a multitude of colorsIn 2019, Campus Life & Student Learning hosted the inaugural MJC Women’s Empowerment Luncheon.  The MJC Women’s Empowerment Luncheon celebrates and honors the successes and accomplishments of women in our community.

The luncheon features a panel of influential community members and concluded with the Women’s Empowerment Awards. 

Click here to view the 2nd Annual MJC Women’s Empowerment Luncheon (Due to COVID-19 the luncheon was held virtually) 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2020 Luncheon Program

Welcome 

MJC Vice Presidents- Flerida Arias, Dr. Jennifer Zellet, Dr. Sarah Schrader

ASMJC Student Body President- Mikayla Ramirez

MC/Panel Host

Adrenna Alkhas

Adrenna Alkhas
Director, Marketing and Communications, Stanislause County Fair

Luncheon Panelists

Wendy Byrd

Wendy Byrd
President, National Association for Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)

Dr. Amelia Herrera

Dr. Amelia Herrera
Teacher, Language Institute, Modesto City Schools

Christine S. Schweininger

Christine S. Schweininger
Executive Director, Valley Builder's Exchange, Inc.

Amy Vickery

Amy Vickery
Director, Communications and Legislative Affairs, Stanislaus County

Women's Empowerment Award Recipients 

Community Empowerment Award

The Women’s Empowerment Community Award is given to an individual or organization that promotes female empowerment in the community.

  • 2019-2020 Joanna Esparza-President, She Became
Male Contributor Empowerment Award

The Women’s Empowerment Male Contributor Award is given to a male employee who promotes female empowerment on campus and in the community.

  • 2019-2020 Hector Duarte-MJC Assistant Director, EOP&S
Women’s Empowerment MJC Employee Award

The Women’s Empowerment MJC Employee Award is given to a female employee that promotes female empowerment on campus and in the community. 

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  • 2019-2020 Flerida Arias-MJC Vice President of Student Services
Women's Empowerment Student Award 

The Women’s Empowerment MJC Student Award is given to a female student that promotes female empowerment on campus and in the community.

  • 2019-2020 Ja’Nai Gomes

The event is hosted by Campus Life & Student Learning. The event is paid for by ASMJC through the Student Activity Fee.

For additional information contact Campus Life & Student Learning Manager Alejandra Espinoza espinozaa@mjc.edu