The LadyLike Foundation’s 9th Annual Women of Excellence Awards Luncheon was held on Saturday, June 3rd at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California. Designer/Philanthropist Tina Knowles-Lawson, media and cosmetics mogul Linda Johnson Rice, and In A Perfect World Foundation’s president Manuela Testolini, were all honored. Holly Robinson-Peete served as the Luncheon’s emcee while Congresswoman Maxine Waters presented Linda Johnson Rice with her award, and TV host Shaun Robinson presented Manuela Testolini with her award.

The event raised raise a half million dollars for the nonprofit organization whose mission is to educate, empower and inspire young girls living in underprivileged communities around the Greater Los Angeles area. Funds raised at the luncheon enable LadyLike Foundation to provide six scholarships to college-bound young ladies from the inner city of Los Angeles. The LadyLike Foundation is a faith-based nonprofit organization founded by Leah Pump. The foundation’s purpose is to educate, empower and inspire young women living in underprivileged communities. Through cutting-edge resource programs, workshops, mentorships and life lessons, young ladies are challenged to reach their highest potential and become the successful, well-rounded “Lady” they were created to be.

The star-studded event was attended by celebrities from the music, sports and entertainment world, including Eddie Murphy, Nicole Murphy, Jamie Foxx, Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs, Sugar Ray Leonard, Jimmy Jam, and Cookie Johnson among others.


The event featured a special performance by sister duo Chloe x Halle who are signed to Beyonce’s Parkwood Entertainment as well as a special fashion show. Congratulations to the honorees.