Women's History Month: Highlighting our 2020 Visionaries Honorees

Happy Women’s History Month! In honor of Women’s History Month, we would like to recognize and highlight last year’s Visionaries honorees – Dr. Barbara Ferrer, Charlene Thomas and Nichol Whiteman. Working in public health, human resources, and professional sports, these three outstanding women have a long history of serving their communities and centering equity in their careers.

At Visionaries Awards 2020, our moderator Lolita Lopez asked the question, "As a woman, what has helped you achieve success in your career. And what obstacles have you had to face in that path?" See our honoree's responses below!

Dr. Ferrer is the Director of the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, which protects health, prevents disease, and promotes equity and well-being among LA County’s more than 10 million residents. She oversees a budget of over $1.3 billion, directs a multidisciplinary workforce of nearly 5,000 staff, and works to integrate services with her colleagues at the Departments o