Women from the South Bay were recognized for their leadership roles throughout the community today.

The Torrance Area Chamber of Commerce and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center hosted the Women’s Leadership Luncheon at the Double Tree by Hilton  in Torrance. It’s an opportunity to celebrate the achievements and business leadership of Torrance Area women.

The keynote speaker was Cori Close, UCLA’s head women’s basketball coach.

The 2017 honorees were Tracy Underwood from Toyota Motor Sales who received the Athena Award. The Small Business Award went to Jill Rossberg Carlton from Every Body’s Pilates. The Inspirational Leader Award went to Julie Randall, founder of the Torrance Antique Street Faire. And Torrance Councilwoman Heidi Ann Ashcraft received the Women in Local Government Excellence Award.