Thank you to all who helped us honor the 2019 South Bay Women of the Year


Betty Lieu, Esq. for Community Leadership

Accomplished attorney and commissioner at Torrance Water Commission

Nancy Mannon for Community Volunteerism

Immediate past president of the executive committee of the Torrance Cultural Art Foundation

Lori Quan for Community Unity

FVP relationship manager at Preferred Bank and serves as the chairwoman of the Chinese American Chamber of Commerce

Vicky Sargent for Community Impact

Operations executive director at the Torrance-South Bay YMCA and volunteers at the Salvation Army Holiday Angel Program.


For nearly two decades Switzer Learning Center has honored women who have made significant contributions to the South Bay through their work in the community. This year is no exception, as the Center once again honored four incredibly dedicated, hard working, and innovative women who have left indelible marks in the South Bay. These women are shining stars who have made a difference in our community! We honor women who have made a significant contribution to the South Bay through their work in the community in areas such as education, business, healthcare, innovation, leadership, services to at-risk youth, special needs children and young adults, volunteerism and other fields.