San Diego Magazine names the 2014 Woman of the Year and honors top San Diego women in business

San Diego Magazine staff and award recipients (left to right): Joyce Glazer, Publication Director of Charitable Giving Guide at San Diego Magazine, Jim Fitzpatrick, CEO & Publisher, San Diego Magazine, Shelley Zimmerman, Judi Sheppard Missett, Dr. Constance M. Carroll, Ph. D.

WHEN: San Diego Magazine’s Woman of the Year Awards took place on September 24, 2014

WHERE: Museum of Contemporary Art, La Jolla, California

WHAT: Five hundred of San Diego’s top female executives gathered at MCASD La Jolla for an unforgettable event honoring women in business. After a networking hour with food, drinks and live entertainment, guests were invited into the auditorium for the event program. The host for the evening was Cheryl Goodman, Founder and CEO of Social Global Mobile, who welcomed guests and moderated a 45-minute panel discussion on leadership strategies and work/life balance. After a compelling discussion that was provocative, inspiring and educational, the program turned to the announcement of several special category awards and the much anticipated, Woman of the Year.

WHO: Eight outstanding female leaders were honored during the event’s program including Judi Sheppard Misset, Founder and CEO of Jazzercise, who was named the 2014 Woman of the Year.

The 2014 Leadership Award was awarded to Dr. Constance M. Carroll, Ph.D., Chancellor of the San Diego Community College District.

The Public Service Award was awarded to Shelley Zimmerman, Chief of the San Diego Police Department.

The 2014 Woman of the Year Award, the highest honor of the evening was presented to Judi Sheppard Misset, Founder and CEO of Jazzercise, Inc.

Additionally, five women were recognized as finalists for the Woman of the Year Award: Jan Nordstrom Arnold, Co-founder of CND - a Division of Revlon, Jan Beronio, Regional President & General Manager of Harrah's Resort Southern California, Trish Khaleghi, Senior Vice President and CEO of Sharp Mary Birch, Lynelle Lynch, President and Owner of Bellus Acadeny, Kim Reed Perell, CEO of Adconion Media Group.

See all of the Woman of the Year nominees here.

MEDIA CONTACT: Jennifer Rea, Marketing Director, jrea@sandiegomagazine.com or 619.744.0523

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