Notre Dame's 10th Annual Women of Impact Luncheon is on Friday, October 12, 2018 at the San Jose Convention Center. Click on the links in the box to the right to explore partnership opportunities, or purchase program ads and event tickets.

Notre Dame’s Women of Impact luncheon spotlights the role women have played in history, recognizes and celebrates those making significant contributions to society today and showcases the regional and global impact of developing meaningful and integrated learning programs for young women.

The oldest high school for girls in the western United States, Notre Dame has been educating the women of Santa Clara Valley since 1851. Supporting the discovery of each young woman’s voice and leadership capabilities, we have been preparing women for lives of distinction ever since.

Funds raised through Women of Impact directly impacts opportunities for young women to benefit from leadership programs in science, technology, engineering, the arts, and math (STEAM) at Notre Dame High School.

Meet our 2018 Honorees

Teveia Barnes
Teveia Barnes

Appointed by Governor Jerry Brown, Teveia has served as executive director of iBank since 2013 where she oversees a 34 billion dollar budget.  She is also the founder and president of Lawyers for One America, developed in response to President Clinton's call to action, which promotes diversity in the legal profession and provides civil pro bono legal services to underserved communities.

Shirlee Schiro
Shirlee DiNapoli '46 Schiro

A longtime supporter of the arts, Shirlee was instrumental in the revitalization of San Jose’s downtown art scene and the growth and prosperity of Children’s Musical Theater.  Shirlee’s dedication and contributions to the arts complemented the long legacy of the DiNapoli family in the local canning and real estate industries.

Thank you to our 2017 Sponors:

Media Sponsor

  • NBC Bay Area

Leadership Sponsors

  • Aspiriant - Helen Dietz & David Mimeles (Sydney '09 & Hannah '12)

  • Jack B. Keenan, Inc.  (Elizabeth '09)

  • Hedge Trackers, LLC - Helen & Mitch Kane (Margaret '11 & Audrey '14)

  • The Lazarakis Family (Sarah '06), Mary & Steve Almassy and Rohnda & Patrick Munnerlyn

Impact Sponsors

  • Berliner Cohen, Attourneys at Law

  • Blach Construction

  • Marvell Semiconductor Inc. - Laura & Matthew Murphy (Sara '20)

Women of Impact 2009-2016

2009
Martha Kanter
Ann "Rooney" Pfaff '56 Blach

2010
Charmaine Warmenhoven
Geralynn Patellaro '74

2011
Carol Bartz
Lily Sanchez '51 Tenes

2012
Irene Dalis
Mary Quilici '75 Aumack

2013
Belva Davis
Shirley Minardi '50 Lewis

2014
Julie Riera Matsushima
Marie Mackey '67 Huhtala

2015
Sister Simone Campbell
Marilyn Orlando '60 Dorsa

2016
Judge LaDoris Cordell
Rose Pierro '63 Simmons

2017
Lisa Sobrato Sonsini
Kelly Powell '88 Bruno