The following sponsors have donated PLATFORM CASH GRANTS to Woman of Achievement:


Asian World Media

Earth Friendly Products gives you an honest-to-goodness, power-packed clean – without toxins, petrochemicals, bleach, ammonia, phosphates or other harmful ingredients.

Autism Hope Alliance


Susan Komen Los Angeles

Alure Medical Spa
– Yorba Linda, CA

Thanks to the life and teachings of Paul Mitchell, the legendary hair designer, product innovator, and salon educator, careers in hair design today can be both personally and financially rewarding. Following your beauty school education as a Paul Mitchell trained professional, you can realize your artistic dreams and work as a beauty professional almost anywhere in the world. Whether you choose to create fashion behind a chair in the salon; own your own salon or spa business; or opt for the excitement of a career in fashion, feature film, TV, or product education, a Paul Mitchell School will help you reach your artistic, technical, and lifestyle goals.

We encourage you to visit our campus to experience the environment for yourself. During your personal  tour of our campus we will share with you the many career opportunities available in the industry. You will meet our dedicated team of instructors and enthusiastic students. Learn the benefits of a Paul Mitchell Education and how this education may assist you in achieving the career of your dreams. We look forward to assisting you in making the decision to begin a new career at Paul Mitchell The School Pasadena.

Strike A Pose is owned and operated by the husband and wife team of Jayme and Steve. Jayme started the business 20 years ago in Glendora, CA and eventually relocated the studio to Downtown Covina, California. Jayme’s combined experience in retail management, sales, cosmetology, hairstyling, makeup and photography has contributed to her success as a woman-owned small business. Jayme is the primary makeup artist, hairstylist and studio photographer. Steve joined Strike A Pose 11 years ago and brings his corporate experience to the business. Steve is primarily responsible for all technical and operational aspects of the business and specializes in engagement, wedding and special events photography. Together with their combined knowledge and experience, Jayme and Steve will make your visit to Strike A Pose an enjoyable and memorable event. We guarantee 100% customer satisfaction and hope that you will share your experience with your friends and family.


Professional Women United is a professional women’s organization.

Our goal is to help develop women’s professional growth, provide an avenue for philanthropy, and contribute through powerful networks. We promote women’s powerful business growth and effective professional and career development through interactive distinguished speaker meetings, powerful networking mixers with other organizations/businesses, seminars and webinars. In addition, our Organization is dedicated to making a difference in our community, especially for the underprivileged, and distressed women and children in Orange County.

My name is Paul, I’m a general contractor and married with 2 children. There’s a catch, I’ve collected 55 thousand dresses and this is my story.

I was born and raised in Germany in the 1930’s, I discovered dancing at the age of thirteen and have loved it ever since. I met the love of my life at a dance, her name is Margot and she changed my life. I loved seeing her dance and began collecting dresses for her. I would envision Margot dancing in the dress, the look of it, the sound of it, and buy dress after dress for her to wear when we danced.

Margot is the love of my life and has remained so to this very day. I followed her to the United States and was disowned by my own family for doing so back in the 50’s. We first lived in the Midwest and with time traveled West and settled in Los Angeles, California. The dress collection grew as I searched far and wide at estate sales, department stores, yard sales and antique shows. Always looking to buy more dresses for Margot, everywhere and anywhere I went.

Through our love for each other and the love of dancing we collected over fifty five thousand dresses. Whenever we go out Margot is always asked where she gets her beautiful dresses, and this has led us to, a collection that has taken us 50 years to collect.