Women United is a global, growing force of more than 70,000 women dedicated to creating a world of opportunity for all members of the community. In addition to providing support through funding, Women United members lend their voices in key United Way initiatives.

Members of Women United donate at least $2,500 annually to United Way of Greater Los Angeles and join other influential female leaders in a number of benefits and opportunities.

Member Benefits
  • Learning about and impacting systemic issues affecting Los Angeles County
  • Getting to know and learn from other accomplished and philanthropic female leaders through networking and volunteer opportunities
  • Invitation to exclusive Women United events and thought leadership programs
  • Recognition in the community as a philanthropic leader

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Women United hosts annual events for women to share their stories and stand united for women everywhere.


The Women’s March Breakfast

Women United hosts a breakfast rally prior to the annual Women’s March in Los Angeles, bringing together an assembly of women and allies so that no one marches alone. Attendees hear from influential female leaders and prepare for the march with poster- and button-making stations.


Empower(her) – Empowered Women Empower Women

This special evening event celebrates the diversity and uniqueness of different female voices and strengthens support for women through the power of storytelling.


Feminine Hygiene Kit Assembly Day

Did you know that over 16,000 women are homeless in Los Angeles County? Women United hosts an annual Feminine Hygiene Kit Assembly Day where volunteers gather to make kits containing feminine hygiene products that benefit our female neighbors suffering from homelessness. 

Join Women United in the movement for change.

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Meet the Women United Cabinet

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Ama Neel, Co-Chair

Director, Medical Management

Health Net

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Betsy Monahan

Director of HR and Compliance,

IHerb, Inc.

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Caroline Abadjian

Prinicipal | Risk & Financial Advisory/Technology and Media & Entertainment

Deloitte & Touche, LLP

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Celeste Ahl, Co-Chair


Alston & Bird, LLP

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Senior Business Development Officer

UPS Capital

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Deborah W. Lee

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Dee Dee Owens, Co-Chair



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Manufacturing Manager

Bobrick Washroom Equipment, Inc.

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Regional Director

The Slate Group

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J Lee Braly, Chair

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Jamia Bigalow, Co-Chair

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First Vice President, Strategic Planning and Development

East West Bank

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Director of Finance

Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority (LAHSA)

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Lulit Solomon

Marketing Consultant

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Lynn Forese

Sr. Practice Director

Resources Global Professionals

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Rebecca Lohrey, Co-Chair

Audit & Assurance, Senior Manager Retail/Consumer Products

Deloitte & Touche, LLP

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Renee Fraser

President & CEO

Fraser Communications