Seven women, in addition to Ann Shaw, are being honored at today's YWCA Leader Luncheon XII for their leadership roles in the community. Those receiving Silver Achievement awards:
Patti Mancini, vice president, external affairs/communications for Rockwell International--North American Space Operations, is being singled out for her work in the corporate world. Mancini manages a $23-million budget and oversees external affairs, including public relations, government affairs and customer and community relations.
Entrepreneur Dolores Sanchez is publisher of Eastern Group Publications, a chain of eight weekly newspapers covering East Los Angeles, Monterey Park and other areas. It is the only Latino-owned chain of bilingual community papers in California. She is being recognized in the entrepreneur category.
Screenwriter Fay Kanin is being honored in the field of communications/creative arts; she is a past president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and has won Emmys for "Tell Me Where It Hurts" and "Friendly Fire."