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>> thank you so much, supervisor cohen. let's go to our next colleague, representative in the middle of the alphabet, supervisor jane kim. >> thank you. and i actually have a video to showcase my awardee today. i just want to say it's great to see such a diverse array of women leaders in multiple fields. the woman that i'm recognizing today is [speaker not understood] who is a small business owner in district 6 in the tenderloin. and i will let the video speak for itself. [video presentation]
>> this is a long time proprietor [speaker not understood]. on the ground floor [speaker not understood]. 10 years ago, right in the heart of the tenderloin. [inaudible] >> you're doing great, sweetheart. >> [speaker not understood]. my two sisters, [speaker not understood]. my husband is [speaker not understood]. my br they are [speaker not understood]. so, we are really [speaker not understood] team, a very strong team. >> the service that she offers, low-cost food here at manor house is so important to the
seniors and other low-income people who live in the tenderloin. >> she gives you more than you can eat. i love the [speaker not understood] down here. these are my neighbors and this is mimi, and this is the big night out. >> [speaker not understood] mash potatoes, corn and [speaker not understood]. that's really good. ♪ >> you got shrimp, you got steak, you got corn. what area -- this area here is going to cook all of [speaker not understood]? those are great. >> [speaker not understood]. not even for myself, [speaker not understood]. >> [speaker not understood] she was closed about sick months.
what you see now is the renovation. >> my customer is not my customer, is not my friend. i build my relationship with 16 years. i earn their respect. >> you got people that come here [speaker not understood]. she says don't worry about it. >> [speaker not understood], it's her generosity of spirit. she's just a very genuine person. >> even if you can't afford anything on the menu, people come in here just to get off the street and sit there, have a time out. >> mimi's been doing this for a long time. she helped a lot of peepful. she helped me when i was in my addiction. >> this is not just a place to get cheap food. [speaker not understood] and great community.
>> [speaker not understood]. i tell them, we love you. >> so, i want bring up mimi yee up here. i don't know if don, a member, would like to come up as well. mimi, i'm not going to make you speak. i'm really touched that you came today. i have been trying to honor mimi for months. she is an institution in the tenderloin neighborhood and she is a woman who is one of my heroes and someone who i really respect for what she does. she has maintained the small business and restaurant in the tenderloin for 17 years and she just retired three weeks ago to the chagrin and sadness and tears of many of our constituents and residents. as the video showcased, she is a place where our residents feel comfortable going to where they can afford to come and sit
down and have coffee, a breakfast, or lunch. and really grateful also to tenderloin development corporation for encouraging these types of small businesses by subsidizing them so they can be there for our residents. people believe these types of businesses can't exist in san francisco. mimi is a testament to the fact it can. she really resisted coming here and i just really want to thank you for being here to be acknowledged. i decided to honor mimi because i thought she would not be here today. i felt her story was important to share with the city. it's more about mimi and knowing there are individuals like you who are just incredible figures and share so much love with the city and with our residents. and i was at captain garrity's police station meeting last night. when i announced way honoring you for women's history month, 60 or 70 residents erupted in
applause and the captain also wanted to thank you and he misses you tremendously. so, thank you for being here. >> thank you. (applause) >> thank you, kim. thank you, supervisors. thank you, everybody, for this great honor. i want to start off by thanking so many people who have helped me along the way. my father, my sister and my family who has pitched in and support me during those great years. my wonderful staff members who have stood by my side and helped me make the restaurant so successful. i also want to thank you, my customers, who become my friend and who make the restaurant more than a restaurant. over the course of 17 years
because of the wonderful kind people, the restaurant become a community where everybody, regardless of age, background, come together to eat, talk, and celebrate. it is you who come out day after day to support me. and i think because you gave me the chance to achieve my dream. last, but not least, i want to thank you, the wonderful people of tndc who gave me so many opportunities and gave me the tools to achieve. most of all, i want to thank you, don. don, thank you for helping me when i need a ride and thank you for being so supportive and
understanding. most importantly, thank you for being a friend. with you as a leader, i am looking forward to see the many other ways the tndc stewardship of the tenderloin will help the community grow and shine. words cannot express how honored i am to receive this award. so, from the bottom of my heart, thank you, jane kim, and thank you, everybody. thank you. (applause)
>> thank you, supervisor. our district 1 colleague representing the m of the alphabet, supervisor eric mar will make the next presentation. >> thank you, president chiu. i'd like to ask if gail [speaker not understood] could come forward. thank you to dr. andrei shorter and the status of friends of women as well for choosing a really important topic. our district's honoree is a teacher, and i think teachers make the world go round. and i think education is the great equalizer in our society. and as we talk about gender equality, gender equality in math and science is such a critical area. and i'm really pleased with such great honorees, but i'm focusing on an amazing, amazing teacher who began over 45 years ago at washington high school. and i think there's a lot of
ego pride in our neighborhood. she is an amazing toeholder we are honoring for women's history month. her contribution is in the field of mathematics at washington high school, go back over 40 years. and she is always encouraging and challenging girls and young women to study advanced courses and to consider opportunities in majoring in math and science and going on to really apply their learning. but i think she's -- when i review the different comments about her from less experienced teachers and students, the words that come out are nurturing and supportive and just a really person that brings everyone together as well. one of the events that washington high does is the pie day or pi day. i know in the math department the teachers bring different types of pies. it is an atmosphere of sharing and mutual support she brings to really support not just the students, but also fellow teachers. she is a san francisco native who attended star of the seal
elementary in the richmond. she grew up in the sunset, though. and she graduated with a bachelor's in math from san francisco college for women, now usf lone mountain campus. she later got her master's degree with a focus on secondary math education from usf in ysidro 79. she began teaching, i mentioned, in '67 as a student teacher at washington high school ~, was hired in '71, and she became a prominent figure serving as a math department head through the '90s and through 2011 and also starting the advance placement or ap statistics program at washington that we're very proud of in 1997. some of her greatest accomplishments include her promotion of stem or science technology and engineering and math courses for young girls and women, not just at washington high, but throughout the school system. in the '70s she observed a national trend in our public
education system that saw a steady drop out of female students in upper division courses. since then she focused her energies and work to lead project that lead greater numbers of women and girls in advance calculus and statistics classes. but also really responsible for a great increase in the ap exam scores at washington high. she also frequently encourages her former students, young women to share their experiences working in the math related careers from her classes to their work in the industries as well. really supporting equality and gender equity in tomorrow's work force as well. i wanted to thank dennis kelly from the teachers union and linda plaque who i believe are here that stand behind our math teachers in the school district as well. she also helped to organize the expanding your horizons conference which is an outreach program designed to meet the
potential needs of young female students in career field, predominantly performed by men through hands on experience. she creates programs. she shows through example and she nurtures and supports her students. overall her work has boosted the confidence, nurtured and actively supported young women in academics and to be a productive force and a better future for many. i'll lastly conclude by saying there is a digital divide that really plagues many low-income communities. there is also a gender divide as well in math and sciences and we need our champions like gail [speaker not understood] to continue their work. and i just wanted to honor you for your over 40 years at washington high school. so, thank you so much and can we have a hand for ms. barrett. thank you. (applause) >> thank you very much, supervisor mar, for this great honor. and i thank dennis kelly and president of the usf and linda
mag for attending and nominating me. ~ plaque i do want to thank last but not least my husband who is here who has put up with my an ticks for the last, i hate to say 40 years, but it has been 40 years. it's a job i really, really like doing and no day is ever the same. and every day presents new challenges and i embrace these. i just want to say i looked at many of these fine women who preceded me, and i would suspect hopefully they took math in high school and did not drop out. it's very important and it's [speaker not understood] filter for getting into the sciences. if you can't get through the filter called calculus, you get nowhere. and we really encourage our girls at the high school and our young men, i don't want to neglect either gender, but classes in high school, thanks to the board of supervisors and the rainy day funds if i can put in, and the voters of san francisco for feuding the school so we can keep our
classes at 35, 36, which is good. ~ funding you go to college and you take calculus and you could have 500 in your class and meet three days a week and have study groups. some of you have experienced. it's very easy to drop out of calculus and not continue. so, i think this is a thing, if you can just get the students through their tough times in high school that college is a lot easier for them and success. and this is really what i profess doing nowadays. so, anyway, i'm very happy to have taught -- excuse me, president kelly's daughter also who pursued four years of math at washington with ease. just to encourage the young women to continue and not give up and that so often it was years ago when i was in school, it was [speaker not understood] a young woman got through geometry. that's just fine. you got a pat on the head. if you got a c in it, you're fine, u've made it through the world. that's not the case any more. and it even wasn't the case then because everybody can
learn mathematics. and that's why i keep doing it after all these years, and hopefully i'll continue awhile longer. i do enjoy t. thank you very much for this wonderful honor. (applause) ~ (applause) >> i'd like to recognize our next colleague from district 4, katy tang who has two presentationses to make today. >> good afternoon. today i do have the honor of presenting two commendations. one for district 4 honoree, and also on behalf of supervisor mark farrell who unfortunately couldn't join today. so, i will start out with district 4 honoree, laura hamm.
if she can please come up. (applause) >> laura is the sustainable development policy director over at spur, the san francisco planning and urban research association. laura in her work coordinates spur's work in five major policy areas. green buildings, water supply, wastewater, energy and climate change. prior to joining spur laura worked for the u.s. environmental protection agency office of inspector general where she conducted research and analysis that produced recommendations for the epa to better manage environmental problems. in this position she worked on a va right of policy issues such as enforcing the clean water act and managing electronic waste. she previously worked for the northern forest center on rural development and conservation in the northeast. in addition to her many professional accomplishments, laura has always been very involved and engaged district 4 residents and really happy to
learn recently that she is a neighbor practically of mine. she served as a district 4 representative on the puc citizens advisory board for three years. she spent two years on the advisory council of the department of the environment's initiative called bc3, the business council on climate change. and she is currently on the board of friends of the urban forest. and laura is also an author. so, in her spare time she wrote a book called "at home in the northern forest." laura lives with her husband darrell and children liam and [speaker not understood]. her husband and son are here today. she is proud of a street tree and sidewalk garden and want to see more of though in the sunset. for that, i'd like to thank laura for all your service in the community. (applause) >> thank you so much, supervisor tang, and also thanks to carmen chu who helped select me for this recognition.
i'm really so, so honored to have been chosen and to share the spotlight for a few hours today with this amazing and inspiring group of women. thank you so much. i chose to apply my science and policy education towards sustainability. i have worked for more than 15 years in community forestry, conservation based development, water quality science, fixing national environmental programs and now working to harmonize to build a natural [speaker not understood] in san francisco and the bay area. i've been lucky to work with dedicated and really big hearted people. all of whom believe we can and should do more to reduce our ecological footprint and are working to figure out how. through my work today at spur and with friends of the urban forest, we're helping to move the city forward towards a more sustainable future where there are trees and sidewalk gardens everywhere, where we have zero
carbon and an imminently [speaker not understood], not just preparing climate change, but doing everything we can to stop it. i have an [speaker not understood] policy science education and social responsibility and to get to do it here in san francisco where most people believe this is the right direction to be going, any city can demonstrate a model of sustainable development of the world, san francisco is going to be it. so, i would like to again thank you, supervisor tang. i'd like to thank my family for the many ways you support me and my work. my husband is here today, my mom is also here, my son, one of my two kid. and i would especially like to thank my kids, liam who is standing up here today. [laughter] >> and my daughter ellery who is too young for city hall for reminding me why my work is so important. so, thank you again. (applause)
>> all right. with that i'd like to call up our district 2 honoree, julia harte. (applause) >> so, on behalf of supervisor farrell, julia harte is the co-founder and president of a company that probably many of you have use and had heard of, event dates. julia and her husband launched event site in 2006. she has grown a two person company to one that now employs
over 200 and has been named the top 5 places to work in san francisco in sf times. they help organize the plan, set uptick et sales and promote events of any size. and in 2012 had a total gross ticket sales of $600 million. before event right, she graduated from pepperdine university with a degree in telecommunications. she worked in television for mtv network and [speaker not understood]. working on such shows such as nip tuck, the haloed, rescue me, and morgan's [speaker not understood] 30 days. she has served orthctionv board of the village row which offers a variety of informative and creative and fun programs to educate and nurture the community. she is also active with the full circle fund promoting the next generation of community leaders and driving lasting social change in the bay area. when she isn't running a business or helping her community, she spends time with her two daughters. so, with that i know that supervisor farrell would have
loved to have honored you today, julia. thank you for your dedication and service to san francisco. (applause) >> thank you, supervisor tang, president chiu, the board of supervisors, and especially supervisor farrell's office, jeff, jack, margo, and catherine for hosting me today. i just wanted to say this is such an honor. i am in awe of the women first and foremost up here, hopefully one of our future mayors. and i'm in honor of the women who were honored today. i think that, you know, event bright is a place where we're passionate about life experiences. i think it's only natural that we would have been found and had we would build our company in san francisco which is so vibrant and so dense in talent and live experiences. and what that ultimately looks like is community. and what i've noticed in being in tech in the last seven years as a woman is that community is so powerful and propeling women
forward and supporting women. and i think that modeling for women such as you're doing and the women that were honored today is so important. and, so, with that i just wanted to say hello to my two daughters who are watching, hi maze and hi emma. i hope we're able to model what it looks like to be a future leader here in san francisco. thank you. (applause) >> thank you, supervisor tang. our next commendation will be provided by our district 8 colleague from supervisor scott wiener. >> save the best for last. >> second to last. >> and a great honoree. oh, got one more. are you nervous? [laughter] >> great.
just today i am honoring dr. sue carlysle, [speaker not understood] san francisco general hospital. come on up. (applause) >> in addition to her duties of vice dean being the head of ucsf san francisco general, dr. carlysle has been a leader in the rebuilding of san francisco general hospital. as we all know, one of the most important projects in our city's recent history. and she's been a leader in elevating status of women at both ucsf and sf general. dr. carlysle has come a long way from louisiana town, small town in which she was born. she has a very, very impressive educational resume. masters in science, ph.d. in para cytology of tulane university, post doctorate work at rice university, medical degree from the university of
pennsylvania in my hometown philadelphia, resident in medicine and fellowship in critical care in anesthesia from ucsf. she joined the ucsf faculty in 1990. in 1999 she was appointed chief of anesthesia at san francisco general, a position she held until 2005. in 2004 she was appointed associate dean. besides currently serving as vice dean, she is also currently a professor of clinical anesthesia and medicine where she is educating the next generation of doctors at ucsf. in her time at ucsf dr. carlysle has won numerous awards, including the stuart c. colin award for clinical excellence and faculty clinical award, the elliott rapoport award for%backerfor commitment to san francisco general, and chancellor's faculty award for the advancement of women. for decades ucf doctors like
dr. carlysle have staffed and run san francisco general hospital providing serve isx for people all over the city including many of our lowest income and at-risk residents. san francisco general is the only level 1 trauma center in san francisco and continues to be recognized as a premiere hospital for hiv/aids care in the united states. this is a hospital where ucsf doctors first began to treat aids patients in '86 even before we called it aids. it is clearly a critical force for our city and i think sometimes we all take san francisco general for granted and it is just an amazing and unique institution in our community, in part because of dr. carlysle and the wonderful physicians who staff it. in 2008, thank you to the voters, we passed a bond to rebuild san francisco general hospital with the makes her an
outstanding 3honoree for women' history month has been her advocacy for women at ucsf and sf general. during her 23 years at ucsf she has been successful in advancing the mission and recruitment and upward mobility of women in the institution. i think as we all know, that none of us succeeds on our own. we succeed in part because the people above us who are helping to encourage us and pull us up. once women are appointed into these positions, dr. carlysle has continued to provide help and mentor ship. doctor, on behalf of the board of supervisors, it's my great pleasure to honor you as part of women's history month. (applause)
>> thank you very much, supervisor wiener, and all of the supervisors. i am truly honored to be part of this wonderful group of women who are being honored here today. on reflecting what i would say today about women in science and medicine, it occurred to me that we have come a long way. we've come a long way from the days in which i started and which i was patted on the head and told -- and this was a quote -- "too bad you're a woman, you're talented but you'll never get a job." i did get a job as a scientist and a job as a physician. at the time i was in medical school a class of 180 at the university of pennsylvania. there were 35 women in the class.