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Women's Museum of California

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16th Annual San Diego County Women's Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony and Reception

16th Annual San Diego County Women's Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony and Reception

Five San Diego women will be honored at the 16th Annual Women's Hall of Fame in March of 2017.  Nominations are currently being accepted at the Women's Museum by mail or email.    

Ashley Walker

Ashley Walker

Ashley Walker
2006
Cultural Competent Bridge Builder

Ashley Walker. is widely acknowledged and honored for institutionalizing the domestic violence movement in San Diego. She pioneered YWCA’s Battered Women’s Services decades ago with the County’s first shelter and comprehensive domestic violence services. Through her passionate determination, the City Attorney and Police Domestic Violence services became national models upon which other cities have relied for guidance. She served ten years as a certified trainer in child abuse and domestic violence responses for POST: Police Officers’ Standards and Training (all nine County Departments).

Since the 1980s her lectures and seminars have also educated civic, financial, educational, legal, medical, business, religious and social service organizations. Her consulting group, Horizons Unlimited established the protocol for domestic violence services in the U.S. Navy Family Service Centers in the Western Region; her 1983 domestic violence Emergency Assessment publication was the first used by emergency room staff.In recent years, she brought her sensitivity training, management and organizational skills to her work as Executive Director of San Diego City’s Human Relations Commission—a 15-member commission devoted to issues of discrimination and equal opportunity, conflict resolution and violence prevention, and multiculturalism and diversity.

Ashley Walker, San Diego Women's Hall of Fame Bridge Builder 2006