Trailblazing Women with Sandra Maas

A video series hosted by Women's Museum of California board member, Sandra Maas.


Join Sandra as she shares the stories of inspiring, visionary and daring women who are leading the way and making a difference in their communities, careers and the lives of others. 


Whether ordinary or extraordinary, we all have a compelling story to share. 

A longtime San Diegan with a voice of gold, Juanita grew up the daughter of a renowned pastor with ties to the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Junior. She's been performing in San Diego for decades as a member of the popular trio known as "The Corvelles." Juanita is a mother, wife, actress and music therapist.

Episode 4

Juanita Davist

San Diego County Women's Hall of Fame Inductees Dr. Sue Gonda and Olivia Puentes Reynolds are credited with founding the San Diego County Women’s Hall of Fame in 2001. 

Episode 3

Dr. Due Gonda and Olivia Puentas Reynolds

Dr. Alisha Wilkins, chair of the California Commission on the Status of Women and Girls, shares her own experiences with racism and how even as a powerful and successful woman today she often feels vulnerable because of it. Dr Wilkins shares with Sandra her thoughts on what we all can do to learn more about the issues of race and stopping racism.

Episode 2

Dr. Alisha Wilkins

A virus fighter at the top of her game...


Erica Ollmann Saphire PhD is a renowned immunologist at La Jolla Institute for Immunology who is leading the worldwide fight against COVID-19. Dr Saphire is directing the Coronavirus Immunotherapy Consortium launched by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to find potent antibodies to treat the deadly virus. So what’s it like to be in charge of saving the world? 

Episode 1

Dr. Erica Ollmann Saphire

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