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

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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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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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This feature originally appeared in the September 2013 issue of Los Angeles magazine

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