March 29: The founder and director of Barrio Station—a youth program that saves the lives of thousands of troubled young people by offering them alternatives to delinquency—Rachael Ortiz is committed to youth. She has been awarded the Cesar Chavez Humanitarian Award, the California Legislature’s Women of the Year Award, and the Aztec Achievement Award.

March 22: One of the last local Luiseno indigenous peoples, and an advocate for the San Luis Rey Luiseno Band of Indians, Louise Foussat was an amazing community educator. She visited many schools to educate other about indigenous people and taught related courses at Palomar College.

March 15: Joanne DiBona is a Travel Journalist and Photographer at Travel Journalist and 10 Best at USA TODAY, which provides travel guides, tourist to do lists, and notable attractions.

March 8: Vickie Butcher is not only the Executive Director for Water for Children Africa, but also was a candidate for the United States Representative District 52 in 2008. The Water for Children Africa non-profit fundraise for bringing sustainable and safe water and medical supplies to 15 nations in Africa.

In Women’s History Lies the World’s Future
By Commissioner Rupa G. Singh