She Rocks Awards Previous Winners

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2016:

Legend Award –– Grammy-winning artist, Chaka Khan (10-time Grammy Award-winner, has sold over 70 million records)

Icon Award –– acclaimed guitarist, Jennifer Batten (guitarist for Michael Jackson, Jeff Beck)

Mad Skills Award ––  top-charting artist, Amy Heidemann of Karmin (double-platinum hit, "Brokenhearted")

Motivator Award –– Pamela Cole & Leigh Maples (Owner's of Fanny's House of Music)

Powerhouse Award  –– Leslie Ann Jones (Recording and Mixing Engineer at Skywalker Sound)

Vision Award –– Sujata Murthy (Senior Vice President of Public Relations at Universal Music Enterprises)

Inspire Award –– Mona Tavakoli Becky Gebhardt (Members of Raining Jane and Co-Founders/Co-Directors of Rock N' Roll Camp for Girls L.A.)

Champion Award  –– Mary Luehrsen (Senior Executive of NAMM, Executive Director of The NAMM Foundation)

Excellence Award –– Chalise Zolezzi (Director of Brand Communications at Taylor Guitars)

Trailblazer Award –– Cathy Carter Duncan (CEO and Co-Founder of Seymour Duncan)

Dreaming Out Loud Award –– Mindy Abovitz (Founder of Tom Tom Magazine)

Enterprise Award ––  Crystal Morris (Co-Founder and President of Gator Co.)

Real Deal Award –– Tom Gilbert (Creative & Marketing Manager at Mad Sun Marketing)

From left (top row): Rock Sugah guitarist, Kat Dyson; 2016 She Rocks Awards winner and Karmin singer, Amy Heidemann; guitarist, Malina Moye; 2016 She Rocks Awards winner and guitarist, Jennifer Batten; 2016 She Rocks Awards winner and Seymour Duncan co-founder/CEO, Cathy Carter Duncan; She Rocks Awards Founder and Co-Host, Laura B. Whitmore; 2016 She Rocks Awards winner and Director of Brand Communications at Taylor Guitars, Chalise Zolezzi; 2016 She Rocks Awards winner and NAMM Director of Public Affairs/NAMM Foundation Executive Director, Mary Luehrsen; 2016 She Rocks Awards winner and Director of Music Recording and Scoring at Skywalker Sound, Leslie Ann Jones; 2016 She Rocks Awards winner and Senior Vice President of Public Relations for Universal Music Enterprises, Sujata Murthy; Rock Sugah singer, Kudisan Kai; 2016 She Rocks Awards Winner and President/Co-Founder of Gator Cases, Crystal Morris; Rock Sugah drummer, Benita Lewis; 2016 She Rocks Awards winner and Fanny’s House of Music Co-Owner, Leigh Maples; keyboardist, Jenna Paone; Charlotte and Sarah Command of The Command Sisters; (bottom row) Rock Sugah keyboardist, Lynette Williams; 2016 She Rocks Awards winner and Tom Tom Magazine Founder, Mindy Abovitz; Rock Sugah bassist, Divinity Roxx; 2016 She Rocks Awards winner and legendary singer, Chaka Khan; 2016 She Rocks Awards Co-Host and guitarist, Nita Strauss; and 2016 She Rocks Awards winners and Rock N’ Roll Camp for Girls Founder, Mona Tavakoli and Becky Gebhardt; attend the She Rocks Awards during NAMM at the Anaheim Hilton on January 22, 2016 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Kevin Graft)

2016 She Rocks Awards honorees, from left: (top row): Rock Sugah guitarist, Kat Dyson; 2016 She Rocks Awards winner and Karmin singer, Amy Heidemann; guitarist, Malina Moye; 2016 She Rocks Awards winner and guitarist, Jennifer Batten; 2016 She Rocks Awards winner and Seymour Duncan co-founder/CEO, Cathy Carter Duncan; She Rocks Awards Founder and Co-Host, Laura B. Whitmore; 2016 She Rocks Awards winner and Director of Brand Communications at Taylor Guitars, Chalise Zolezzi; 2016 She Rocks Awards winner and NAMM Director of Public Affairs/NAMM Foundation Executive Director, Mary Luehrsen; 2016 She Rocks Awards winner and Director of Music Recording and Scoring at Skywalker Sound, Leslie Ann Jones; 2016 She Rocks Awards winner and Senior Vice President of Public Relations for Universal Music Enterprises, Sujata Murthy; Rock Sugah singer, Kudisan Kai; 2016 She Rocks Awards Winner and President/Co-Founder of Gator Cases, Crystal Morris; Rock Sugah drummer, Benita Lewis; 2016 She Rocks Awards winner and Fanny’s House of Music Co-Owner, Leigh Maples; keyboardist, Jenna Paone; Charlotte and Sarah Command of The Command Sisters; (bottom row) Rock Sugah keyboardist, Lynette Williams; 2016 She Rocks Awards winner and Tom Tom Magazine Founder, Mindy Abovitz; Rock Sugah bassist, Divinity Roxx; 2016 She Rocks Awards winner and legendary singer, Chaka Khan; 2016 She Rocks Awards Co-Host and guitarist, Nita Strauss; and 2016 She Rocks Awards winners and Rock N’ Roll Camp for Girls Founder, Mona Tavakoli and Becky Gebhardt attend the She Rocks Awards during NAMM at the Anaheim Hilton on January 22, 2016 in Anaheim, California. Photo by Kevin Graft.

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2015:

Next Generation Award –– Katie Kailus (Editor at Music Inc.)

Vision Award –– Amani Duncan (Vice President of Brand Marketing at Martin Guitar)

Video of the Year Award –– multi-platinum artist Colbie Caillat (for hit song "Try")

Mad Skills Award –– Mindi Abair (Grammy award nominated sax player)

Icon Award –– legendary band The Bangles (celebrating 30th anniversary of their first major label album All Over the Place in 2015)

Inspire Award –– Debbie Cavalier (Vice President for Online Learning and Continuing Education/CEO for Berklee’s award-winning online continuing education program, Berklee Online)

Legend Award –– Paula Salvatore (Vice President of iconic Capitol Studios)

Excellence Award –– Craigie Zildjian (Avedis Zildjian CEO)

Endurance Award –– Gayle Beacock (Beacock Music Co-Owner)

Champion Award  –– Rob Christie (Robo Records CEO, first-ever male recipient)

2015 She Rocks Awards honorees, from left: She Rocks Awards winners Debbie Cavalier, Craigie Zildjian, Amani Duncan, Katie Kailus, and Gayle Beacock; She Rocks Awards Founder and Co-Host Laura B. Whitmore; Zepparella drummer Clementine; She Rocks Awards winner and performer Vicki Peterson of The Bangles; guest keyboardist Jenna Paone; She Rocks Awards winner and performer, saxophonist Mindi Abair; Eva Holbrook of SHEL; She Rocks Awards winners and performers Susanna Hoffs and Debbi Peterson of The Bangles; Zepparella bassist Angeline Saris; and Zepparella guitarist Gretchen Menn attend the She Rocks Awards during NAMM at the Anaheim Hilton on January 23, 2015 in Anaheim, California. Photo by Kevin Graft.

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2014: 

Champion Award –– Beth Marlis (senior guitar faculty member and Vice President at Musicians Institute)

Endurance Award –– Robin Walenta (President and CEO of West Music Company/first woman to serve on NAMM’s Executive Committee)

Legend Award –– Maricela "MJ" Juarez (Seymour Duncan pickup winder)

Inspire Award –– Gaby Moreno (Latin GRAMMY Award-Winning Singer-Songwriter)

Vision Award –– Dinah Gretsch (Executive Vice President and CFO of the Gretsch Company)

Mad Skills Award ––  Janie L. Hendrix (Experience Hendrix CEO)

Icon Award ––  Sheila E. (artist/drummer)

Next Generation Award –– Malina Moye (artist/guitarist)

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2014 She Rocks Awards honorees, from left: Dinah Gretsch, Robin Walenta, Maricela “MJ” Juarez, Beth Marlis, WiMN-founder Laura B. Whitmore, Sheila E., Janie L. Hendrix, Gaby Moreno, Malina Moye. (photo by Linda Evans)

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2013: 

Mad Skills Award –– Holly Knight (producer/songwriter/artist)

Inspire Award –– Orianthi (artist/guitarist)

Vision Award –– Tish Ciravolo (President of Daisy Rock Girl Guitars)

Icon Award –– Mary Peavey (President of Peavey Electronics)

Champion Award –– Laura Taylor (Senior Vice President of Operations for Guitar Center)

Endurance Award –– Carla DeSantis Black (Musicians For Equal Opportunities for Women Founder)

Next Generation Award –– Pauline France (Fender Musical Instruments Corporation’s corporate PR department)

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WiMN Founder Laura B. Whitmore with guitarist and award recipient Orianthi at the 2013 She Rocks Awards.

 

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