Women of Influence 2022

Women of Influence logo & honorees

March 24  |  Irvine Marriott Hotel

The Women of Influence Forum is a premier event recognizing and empowering women to lead and succeed in their lives, businesses, and communities. 

Check back here on Tuesday, March 29 for viewing and downloading professional photos of the event.


Annette Walker and Nada Lena Nasserdeen

The 2022 event featured a fireside-style chat with Annette Walker, president, City of Hope Orange County, and Nada Lena Nasserdeen, founder and CEO of Rise Up For You and TEDx speaker. 

Presenting sponsor remarks were provided by Carissa Betchloff, senior director of business development at City of Hope Orange County — the diamond-level Leaders Circle partner of the Greater Irvine Chamber.


Meet the 2022 honorees who have positively impacted their industry and community:

ENTREPRENEUR – Alicia Cox Founder & CEO, PRJKT Restaurant Group 

ENTREPRENEUR – Leslie Nguyen Founder & Creative Director, Bosscat Kitchen; Miss Mini Donuts 

INNOVATOR – Dr. Daniela Bota Vice Dean & Medical Director, Center for Clinical Research, University of California, Irvine

INNOVATOR – Rhonda Ducote President, Apriem Advisors 

EXECUTIVE – Teresa Prestwood Executive Vice President, Irvine Company Apartment Communities 

EXECUTIVE – Carrie Strom President, Global Aesthetics, Allergan 

ADVOCATE – Kelley Lee Government Relations Manager, Local Public Affairs, Southern California Edison 

AUTHENTIC LEADER – Lisa Thomas Founder & CEO, Main Street Marketing Partners 

GAME CHANGER – Crystal Rosenthal Concordia University Irvine, Athletic Director & Head Softball Coach 

GAME CHANGER – Noelle Smiley Assistant Chief of Police, Irvine Police Department 

RISING STAR – Jasmine Chhabria Student, Northwood High School 

INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT – Sharon Ellis President & CEO, Habitat for Humanity Orange County 


Presenting Sponsor:

City of Hope logo