A Salute to 100 Trailblazing Women of UCLA Health

“We believe that when women and girls are empowered to live to their full potential, everyone benefits exponentially.” - Melinda Gates

Women’s Equality Day is being celebrated August 26, 2020, honoring the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, establishing women’s right to vote. To mark the date, we wish to honor 100 women of achievement at UCLA Health.

We also want to acknowledge that despite the passage of the 19th Amendment granting the rights of all people to vote, discriminatory practices did not protect that right for Black Americans and other people of color. It wasn’t until nearly a half-century later, with the signing into law of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, that everyone was able to exercise their right to vote.

The work ahead of us remains significant. But as the past has taught us, when we knock down walls, we open doors. We know there are thousands of women at UCLA Health who are making an impact daily. Honoring the following trailblazers is just the beginning of the stories we will share.

The 100 in 100 are merely some of the thousands of women who show up to UCLA Health and the David Geffen School of Medicine every day to provide our patients the best health care experience in California, and to lead the world with groundbreaking research and education.