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Power Hitters

When it comes to making L.A. better, those who made this year’s list of our ten most inspiring women aren’t just leaning in—they’re leading the way

Dr. Kristi Funk

The founder of the Pink Lotus Breast Center made international headlines when her patient Angelina Jolie divulged that she’d had a double mastectomy

 
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People's Choice: Jane Pisano

As president and director of the Natural History Museum, she oversaw its centennial celebration

 
Sonja Rasula
Sonja Rasula

The interior designer turned event producer boosts L.A. artisans—and the city’s coffers—with Unique LA, a pop-up marketplace for locally made goods

 
 

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Holly Robinson Peete
Holly Robinson Peete

The actress cofounded the HollyRod Foundation with her husband, Rodney Peete, to aid families affected by Parkinson’s disease and autism

 
 
Hyepin Im
Hyepin Im

The founder of Korean Churches for Community Development urges faith leaders to use their pulpits for social change

 
 
Ana Guerrero
Ana Guerrero

In the L.A. mayor’s office, the first Latina chief of staff helps shape the city’s future

 
 
Jennifer Howell
Jennifer Howell

Her celebrity-lauded nonprofit, the Art of Elysium, brings artists into hospitals to brighten the lives of children who are ill

 
 
Deborah Borda
Deborah Borda

The president and CEO of the Los Angeles Philharmonic since 2000, she oversaw the opening of Walt Disney Concert Hall and had the idea to hire conductor Gustavo Dudamel

 
 
Allison Graff-Weisner
Allison Graff-Weisner

The executive director of City Year Los Angeles, which places volunteer tutors and mentors on local school campuses, gets more students into graduation caps and gowns

 
 
Lorena Lopez
Lorena Lopez

The organizing director of the hospitality workers union Unite Here labors to improve job conditions for hotel employees

 
 
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The Game Changers of 2012 and 2011

See who made our previous lists of L.A.'s most impressive women

 
 

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