Soroptimist International of San Francisco
Soroptimist International of San Francisco is pleased to announce and introduce AMY LOGAN as its 2018 Soroptimist Ruby Award Winner and Keynote Speaker for our upcoming 96th Anniversary & Awards Luncheon.
Since 2015, Amy Logan has served as President of the Board of the US National Committee for UN Women San Francisco Bay Area where she led a turnaround of the organization, leading six sold-out events at Lucasfilm, Salesforce, Lyft and GoPro including the Global Voices Film Festival and the HeForShe Champions for Change Celebration.
Amy’s critically acclaimed novel, The Seven Perfumes of Sacrifice, about the search for the ancient, lost origins of “honor killing” in the Middle East, was lauded by former Egyptian First Lady Jihan Sadat, Publisher’s Weekly and Kirkus Reviews.
Amy was featured in and co-produced “The Price of Honor”, a 2014 multi-award-winning documentary about the “honor killings” of teen sisters by their father near Dallas. Amy screened it in the US Capitol with three Congresswomen and persuaded the Justice Department to release their first study on honor violence in America there.
A delegate to the UN’s 2016-2018 Sessions of the Commission on the Status of Women and the 2016 White House Summit on Women, Amy serves on six boards or advisory councils for women’s organizations.
An expert speaker on call for the US State Department, Amy has given presentations for the San Francisco Commission on the Status of Women, TEDxSacramento, UN Foundation, World Affairs Council, International Women’s Forum, Oxford, NYU and others.
In early 2018, Amy is launching Gender Innovation, her training firm to help corporations integrate gender equality into their cultures and systems.
SISF is thrilled to have Amy added to a long list of remarkable women and previous Soroptimist Ruby Award recipients. CONGRATULATIONS!
THE SOROPTIMIST RUBY AWARD
The award was established by Soroptimist International of the Americas in 2010 to rename and replace the “Advancing the Status of Women”, “Women Helping Women”, “Women of Distinction Award”, and the “Making a Difference for Women Award”.
“The Soroptimist Ruby Award”, is named in honor of our first Federation President Ruby Minar. The award recognizes women who have significantly aided women and/or girls, through professional or volunteer efforts.
Soroptimist International of San Francisco continues to use the Ruby Award to honor San Francisco women who, through their professional and or personal efforts, are making extraordinary differences in the lives of women or girls. Honorees are women who have worked to improve the lives of other women or girls. Their work has had a significant impact and also inspires and encourages other women.
A ruby is also a deep red gemstone associated with wisdom, importance, vitality, strength, vivacity, power and love: all words embodying the strong and compassionate women who are our award recipients.
Past Recipients include:
2006- Aileen Clarke Hernandez – first NOW president and a long list of accomplishments, recently passed away
2007- Rev. Glenda Hope – SafeHouse
2008 Alison Levine– Climb High Foundation, inspirational speaker and trained women in Uganda to break the taboo of women guides up the mountain
2009- Congresswoman Jackie Speier
2010 Olga Murray– Napalese Youth Opportunity Foundation
2011-Jennifer Seibel Newsome– creator and director of Miss-Representation and two more conscious raising films, Girls Club Entertainment LLC, to teach woman all of the “jobs” in film making
2012- Martha Ryan– Homeless Prenatal Project
2013 Esta Soler – Future Without Violence
2014- Sr. Marguerite- Gracenter
2015- Olga Talamante- Chicana Latina Foundation and also a long history of accomplishments
2016 Mayseng Saetern – Asian Women’s Shelter
2017 Christine Armstrong – President, San Francisco Healthcare Business Women’s Association