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The first 400 people to RSVP will receive a SWAG BAG in the mail ahead of the event.  Included in the Swag Bags will be promotional items from sponsors valuing well over $100 as well as a raffle ticket to win one of the large gift packages ranging in value from $250-$3,000.  The winning tickets will be drawn during the event!

The 18th Annual Women In Leadership Luncheon (WILL) November 13, 2020


WILL 2020 Keynote Speaker Catherine Mattice Zundel

Catherine Mattice Zundel, SHRM-SCP, SPHR is the founder/CEO of  Civility Partners, an HR consulting firm focused specifically on helping organizations create respectful and positive workplace cultures. Her clients range from Fortune 500’s to government, to nonprofit, to small business in a wide range of industries. Catherine is an HR thought-leader and has appeared in such venues as USA Today, Entrepreneur, Bloomberg, CNN, NPR, and many other national news outlets as an expert. She’s also an award-winning speaker, blogger, and book author, and estimates she’s delivered presentations to over 120,000 people over the years. Leadership guru, Ken Blanchard, called her first book, BACK OFF! Your Kick-Ass Guide to Ending Bullying at Work, “the most comprehensive and valuable handbook on the topic.” She’s truly one of the nation’s few experts on workplace bullying, and she’s one the four founders of the National Workplace Bullying Coalition – a nonprofit focused on legislation prohibiting bullying at work.

                                                     WILL 2020 Emcee Lauren Phinney

The WILL Committee for San Diego Regional East County Chamber of Commerce is now accepting sponsorship’s for the 2020 Women in Leadership Luncheon.  

                                                                         (2020 WILL Sponsor Levels Virtual Event)

Congratulations to the 2019 Women in Leadership Nominees & Awardees! Thank you to all who nominated an outstanding woman!

The Annual Women In Leadership Luncheon takes place every fall and celebrates women from all over San Diego County.  Join the Chamber in celebrating women throughout our community!

2019 Nominees

2019 Awardees

  • Dilkhwaz Ahmed
  • Chris Anderson
  • Mary Jean Anderson
  • Catherine Arambula
  • Yazmin Arellano-Torres
  • Sarina Barker
  • Marlene Best
  • Lori Brown
  • Kathy Cady
  • Lois Christie
  • Joanna Cornett
  • Jo Ann Crabtree 
  • Kristen Dare
  • Melinda Dicharry
  • Gabriela Dow
  • Heather Ducitt
  • Darcy Fagerwold
  • Karen Fleck
  • Marcia Fox
  • Iris Garcia
  • Maureen Hartin
  • Esther Izququierdo-Hemmen
  • Diane Jacob
  • Debby Lenz
  • Elana Levens-Craig
  • Karen Li
  • Zara Marselian
  • Deni McLagan
  • Rachel Murany
  • Sandra Melville
  • Jackie Reed
  • Katie Cavallo Rholl
  • Manisor Rosas
  • Deanne Ross
  • Ellen Schmeding
  • Julie Seal-Gaustad
  • Summer Stephan
  • Linda Van Fulpen
  • Renee Van Heel
  • Racquel Vasquez
  • Liane Wilson
  • Therese Yang
  • Catherine Mattice Zundel
  • Diane Jacob, San Diego County Supervisor

  • Marlene Best, City Manager, City of Santee

  • Dilkhwaz Ahmed, Executive Director, License to Freedom

  • Catherine M. Arambula, Financial Advisor, Northwestern Mutual Wealth

  • Julie Seal-Gaustad, CEO, Mirus Productions, Inc.

  • Linda Van Fulpen, Manager of Volunteer Services, Sharp Grossmont Hospital

  • Mary Jean Anderson, President, Anderson Plumbing Heating & Air


…here’s a sneak peek:

Thank you to our 2019 WILL Sponsors:

Diamond Sponsors:

Emerald Sponsors:

Barona Resort & Casino Logol

Sapphire Sponsors:

Pearl Sponsors:

Cox Communications

Grossmont Cuyamaca Community College District

Grossmont Escrow

Mail Management Group, Inc.

Point Loma Credit Union

Primary Residential Mortgage, Inc.

St. Paul’s Senior Services

USS Midway Museum

Solid Accounting Solutions

Opal Sponsors:

Republic Services

Grossmont Union High School

Anderson Plumbing, Heating & Air

California Coast Credit Union

California Bank & Trust

Noah Homes

Civility Partners, Inc.

Thank you for your Support!

Questions? Contact Events / 619-440-6161