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Today, Women’s eNews announced their 21 Leaders for the 21st Century for 2016 and Alliance for HOPE International President Casey Gwinn, Esq., of San Diego, was one of the distinguished recipients.  Women’s eNews is an award-winning nonprofit news service covering issues of particular concern to women and providing women’s perspectives on public policy. With writers and readers around the globe Women’s eNews’ audience stretches from New York City to New Delhi and all points between, reaching an estimated 1.5 million readers each year.

On their website ( Women’s eNews announced “Powerhouses Who Touched All of Our Lives” and Casey Gwinn was listed as one of three Powerhouses Who Fight for Our Safety.

“This is a reflection of our entire team at Alliance for HOPE International.  It is an honor to be placed with twenty such incredible women working across the country to empower women and girls,” said Casey Gwinn.

Casey Gwinn spent the first ten years of his career in San Diego as a Deputy City Attorney creating one of the leading Domestic Violence Units in America.  He served from 1996-2004 as the elected San Diego City Attorney.  He led the effort to open the San Diego Family Justice Center, a multi-agency collaborative designed to serve victims of domestic violence and their children.  From 2004-2006, he helped lead the President’s Family Justice Center Initiative for President George Bush.  The Initiative helped open 15 federally funded Family Justice Centers modeled after the San Diego Family Justice Center.  Today, Casey is the visionary behind the rapidly expanding Family Justice Center movement and Camp HOPE America, the first evidence-based camping and mentoring program in the country for children impacted by child abuse and domestic violence.

The full list of honorees for Women’s eNews 21 Leaders for the 21st Century in 2016 includes:

Powerhouses Who Dismantle Racial Divides

Dr. Gail Christopher, Vice President, Policy & Senior Advisor, W. K. Kellogg Foundation

Kathryn Finney, Founder, digitalundivided

Cynthia Yung, Executive Director, The Boone Family Foundation


Powerhouses Who Test Our Healthcare

Schell Carpenter, Board President, The Lilith Fund

Dianne Dunkelman, Founder & CEO, Clever Crazes for Kids

Dr. Marianne Legato, Founder & Director, Foundation for Gender-Specific Medicine, Founder, Partnership for Women’s Health at Columbia


Powerhouses Who Fight for Our Safety

Ada Alvarez Conde, Founder, Fundacion Alto al Silencio (Stop the Silence)

Casey Gwinn, President, Alliance for Hope International

Dorchen A. Leidholdt, Director, Center for Battered Women’s Legal Services, Sanctuary for Families


Powerhouses Who Get the Word Out

Mallika Dutt, Founder, Breakthrough

Kimberly Kelleher, President, New York Women in Communication, Publisher & Chief Revenue Officer, Condé Nast–WIRED & Ars Technica

Rachel Moran, Founder, SPACE International


Powerhouses Who Enrich Women’s Economics

Dr. Thelma Awori, Founder, Sirleaf Market Women’s Fund

Sema Başol, Co-Founder, Turkey Women’s Initiative

Jill S. Tietjen, P.E., President & CEO, Technically Speaking, Inc., Former CEO, National Women’s Hall of Fame


Powerhouses Who Transport Us to Schooling

Jennilyn Doherty, Founder, Daraja Academy

Tammy Tibbetts & Christen Brandt, Co-Founders, She’s the First


Powerhouses Who Rise Up For the Marginalized

Jennicet Gutiérrez, Founder & National Coordinator, Familia: Trans Queer Liberation Movement

Stephanie Ortoleva, Esq., Founder & President, Women Enabled International

Dr. Danielle Sheypuk, Licensed Psychologist, Disability-Rights Advocate


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