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City of San Buenaventura Mayoral Proclamation
Mayor Matt LaVere recognized Women Beyond Borders for its influence on the region and the world in perpetuity. 2019

California State Senate Certificate of Recognition
Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson recognized Women Beyond Borders and Lorraine Serena for nearly three decades of the celebration of women worldwide by fostering a greater understanding of their lives and cultures by honoring and documenting women’s voices and visions, and inspiring creative expression. 2019

Womens eNews: International Leadership Award – 21 Leaders of the 21st Century
Awarded to WBB Founder, Lorraine Serena, for building peace and connections around the world. 2008

Altrusa International of Nanaimo British Columbia
Recognition and appreciation for making a difference in the world via connecting and honoring women in the arts. 2008

The Presidents Committee on Arts and Humanities
Recognition of the size, scope and cultural impact of Women Beyond Borders. 2007


Isabella Bird Award, Woman of Vision

For the creative approach to building community among women worldwide and for the book Women Beyond Borders, The Art of Building Community. 2005

Salt Lake City Magazine Cultural Olympiad
Women Beyond Borders was selected one of the Cultural Olympiad’s top five events. 2002

Women’s International Net Magazine (WIN)
Outstanding Website Award (2000) for womenbeyondborders.org 2000