Man & Woman of the Year

69th Annual Man and Woman of the Year Luncheon
March 8, 2018

Each year more than 1,000 Valley influencers gather at the Arizona Biltmore to honor one man and one woman for their vision, innovation, measurable impact on the lives of others, and their extraordinary service to our community. This year, Valley Leadership draws inspiration from the stories of impact of Neil Giuliano and Sharon Harper.  Doors open at 11:30am, program starts 12:00pm.



Where: Arizona Biltmore, Frank Lloyd Wright Room
When: March 8th; registration opens at 11:30am, lunch and program starts promptly at 12 noon



Together We Can:

LEARN: Respect history and pioneer the future.
STAND UP: Shine a bright light on what’s right and what’s not.
LEAD: Do more and help others do the same.
PRIORITIZE: Envision the change we want for a vibrant community.
COMMIT: Double down on something bigger than ourselves.


Attend the Event:


Official Invitation – details about the event
Sponsorship Packages – details about sponsorship opportunities


Past Honorees:

Review the list of Past Honorees.

Honorees for this prestigious award are accepted each fall from the public at large. A committee of past honorees and community leaders then selects a single man and woman to be honored at the spring luncheon. These demonstrated long-term, leaders are actively involved in our community and have made a significant difference in the Valley through their efforts and accomplishments. In addition, they have contributed to Valley Leadership’s mission to enhance the abilities of leaders to serve and strengthen our community.



Special thank you to all of our sponsors! List of sponsors will be updated leading up to the event. Interested in sponsoring?  Let us know.


Transformative Partners:


Inspired Partners:


Meet the Honorees Partners:


Golden Ticket Partners:


Behind the Scenes Partners:



Celebrated Partners:

Phoenix Suns


Determined Partners:


Wells Fargo

Frontdoors media
Diamond Backs



Evolve Partners:

Northern Trust
Temple Leadership
Lewis Roca
Girl Scouts
Raza Development Fund
Good Will
Az Central
Lincoln Strategy Group
Freeport McMoran
Ellen Glazer Ziegler
OH strategic communications
Molera Alvarez