The awards honor women from the Central Coast for their professional and civic contributions as part of Womens History Month. The recipients are the following:
- Helene Finger, director of Cal Polys Womens Engineering Program, which promotes opportunities and retention of female engineering students.
- Sandy Richardson, founder of Womenade, a nonprofit donating items, time and money for essential needs of those in crisis.
- Jeanette Duncan, executive director of Peoples Self-Help Housing since 1977.
- Barbie Butz, a founding member of the Assistance League of San Luis Obispo County, which serves the needy through philanthropic programs including providing clothes for schoolchildren.