San Luis Obispo County Commission on the Status of Women partnering with the South Bay Women’s Network hosts luncheon to recognize county women

It is time for organizations and individuals throughout San Luis Obispo County to nominate women of exemplary leadership for recognition in the fifth annual Women’s Wall of Fame luncheon to take place on March 10, 2018 at Madonna Inn.

The Women’s Wall of Fame was founded by the San Luis Obispo County Commission on the Status of Women, partnering with the South Bay Women’s Network, in 2014 to publicly recognize the achievements of women in three categories: volunteer; business; and service throughout the county.

Last year’s volunteer winner, Shirley Summers of Atascadero, went on to receive an appointment to the commission and now serves the county in that capacity in addition to her other volunteer work.

The luncheon is a hotspot regularly attracting local and national leaders. Last year, the luncheon was attended by Paso Robles Mayor Steve Martin, Rep. Salud Carbajal, D-24th District; and Keynote Speaker Elmy Bermejo who served as the regional representative for Secretary of Labor Tom Perez in President Barack Obama’s administration.

“How do we get involved,” Bermejo asked the sold-out crowd. “Whether it’s voting, volunteering, or running for local office … the voices of women are needed everywhere.”

The Commission on the Status of Women has been an official advisory group to the San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors since 1975. The commission identifies issues of concern to the women of San Luis Obispo County and reports those findings in an annual report. To take the annual survey, go to To make a nomination for the Women’s Wall of Fame, go to