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An amazing afternoon was experienced by attendees to the Women History Month 4th Annual W.I.T.H. Awards luncheon, held March 14, 2019 at the Omni San Diego Hotel!

Guests were inspired and motivated as event honorees shared their heartfelt stories of their climb to success to a sell-out crowd of more than 350 industry professionals which included, c-level executives, elected officials, students and community leaders! 

"Honorees, thank you for sharing your challenges and triumphs through your candid panel discussion," said Clara Carter, event coordinator. 

Congratulations to the 2019 Changemakers 

Shaping the Future of Tourism in San Diego! 

  • Lesley Cohn, Co-Founder Cohn Restaurant Group, Carol Wallace Lifetime Achievement Honoree.
  • Kerri Kapich, Chief Operating Officer, San Diego Tourism Authority
  • Yolanda Hernandez, President and CEO Five Star Tours and Charter Bus Company
  • DeeAnne Snyder, Director of Event Services, San Diego Convention Center Corporation
  • Madelyn Marusa, VP Industry Relations, PRA Business Events, Inc.
  • Sin Bosier, President and CEO, Gaslamp Event Management
  • Pat Pfohl, Director of Sales, USS Midway Museum and the
  • W.I.T.H. Good Guy - Robert R. Rauch, President and CEO, RAR Hospitality

Special thanks to go to event sponsors, silent auction donors, Mistress of Ceremony Carolyn Johnson, Diversity and Inclusion Consultant and our Moderator,  Karima Zaki, CEO ZenZone by sanctuate! and Class of 2016 W.I.T.H. Honoree. 

Clara Carter, event organizer, a 20-year veteran of the Hospitality Industry, is President and Founder of the Multi-Cultural Convention Services Network (MCCSN), Inc. This San Diego-based strategic meeting management company is focused on global hotel sourcing and contract negotiations for meetings, conferences and the leisure travel market. Carter is an award-winning trailblazer and the creator and producer of the highly anticipated annual WITH awards program, and the nationally recognized Multicultural FAM tour. Carter has expanded services to include executive and business coaching services.

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