San Diego Magazine Names the 2014 Woman of the Year

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San Diego Magazine Honors top San Diego Women in Business

San Diego Magazine Woman of the Year, 2014

Jim Fitzpatrick, CEO & Publisher of San Diego Magazine names Judi Sheppard Missett, Founder and CEO, Jazzercize, Inc the 2014 Woman of the Year.

San Diego Magazine names the 2014 Woman of the Year, Honors top San Diego Women in Business

When: San Diego Magazine’s Woman of the Year Awards took place on September 24, 2014

Where: Museum of Contemporary Art, La Jolla, California

What: Five hundred of San Diego’s top female executives gathered at MCASD La Jolla for an unforgettable event honoring women in business. After a networking hour with food, drinks and live entertainment, guests were invited into the auditorium for the event program. The host for the evening was Cheryl K. Goodman, Founder and CEO of Social Global Mobile LLC ( who emceed the event and moderated a 45-minute panel discussion on leadership strategies and work/life balance. After a compelling discussion that was provocative, inspiring and educational, the program turned to the announcement of several special category awards and the much anticipated, Woman of the Year.

Who: Eight outstanding female leaders were honored during the event’s program including Judi Sheppard Misset, Founder and CEO of Jazzercise, who was named the 2014 Woman of the Year.

The 2014 Leadership Award was awarded to Dr. Constance M. Carroll, Ph.D., Chancellor of the San Diego Community College District.

The 2014 Public Service Award was awarded to Shelley Zimmerman, Chief of the San Diego Police Department.

The 2014 Woman of the Year, the highest honor of the evening was presented to Judi Sheppard Misset, Founder and CEO of Jazzercise, Inc. Misset successfully transformed her passion for dance into a worldwide fitness sensation. Her company remains one of the world’s leading dance fitness programs with 7,800 franchisees teaching 32,000 classes weekly in 32 countries. It ranked #42 overall on the Franchise 500 list and #7 on the Fastest-Growing Franchises list by Entrepreneur Magazine. Her honors include a Lifetime Achievement Awards from the President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports, induction into the Enterprising Women Hall of Fame, the President's Award from the Women Presidents' Organization and the Committee of 200's Entrepreneurial Champion Luminary Award.

Additionally, five women were recognized as finalists for the Woman of the Year Award:
Jan Nordstrom Arnold, Co-founder of CND - a Division of Revlon
Jan Beronio, Regional President & General Manager of Harrah's Resort Southern California
Trish Khaleghi, Senior Vice President and CEO of Sharp Mary Birch
Lynelle Lynch, President and Owner of Bellus Academy
Kim Reed Perell, President, Amobee

A portion of proceeds from the event were donated to the Ronald McDonald House San Diego.

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About San Diego Magazine

San Diego Magazine, the city’s leading lifestyle publication with an award-winning history, gives readers the insider information they need to experience the city to the fullest – the best in food, fashion, culture, business and people. For more information please visit, or follow us on social media: Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest.

About Social Global Mobile LLC

Social Global Mobile LLC is a 360 degree social, mobile, PR / marketing agency. We don’t just see mobile communication as a problem to solve, we see it as a way to solve problems and generate opportunities.

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