Women from the Glendale, Burbank and Pasadena were recognized for displaying courage, strength and determination on the job and with local organizations during the Women Extraordinaire: Celebrating 20th Anniversary on Wednesday night at the Hilton Glendale.
The annual tradition is presented by the family-run Business Life magazine and leading the salute to more than 325 women was Executive Vice President Greg Krikorian, who served as master of ceremonies.
"When we first came to California from Connecticut, we came up with the concept of saluting women — women in business and leaders of organizations," Krikorian said. "It's been our foundation, saluting women in companies, small businesses and nonprofit organizations, and for 20 years we tirelessly supported women's organizations such as Zonta and Soroptimist International."
What made this year's celebration unique was that one woman from each past year, 1990 to 2010, was chosen to be among the top 20 achievers honored. And another 19 women were announced as the top achievers for 2010.