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Volume 6, Issue 97  | December 3, 2021


Local, Global & Me: A Women’s Empowerment Event – Chef Jamie Gwen is a featured guest

Bank of America and Orange County United Way present the final installment of the three-part series of Local, Global & Me, a Women’s Empowerment Series focused on investing in women to build strong communities.

The third installment is set for Thursday, Jan. 31 at Macy’s Home at South Coast Plaza and will feature a special presentation promoting the power of prioritizing your health and how it can transcend to positively impacting your community.

Three exciting panelists include: Celebrity chef and lifestyle expert Jamie Gwen, of Newport Beach, who will share personal stories, anecdotes and inspiration; Sue Graham, vice president and store manager of Macy’s at South Coast Plaza; and Dr. Mahtab Jafari, professor and vice chair of UCI’s Department of Pharmaceutical Services.

Local Global Jamie Gwen

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Chef Jamie Gwen of Newport Beach is among the featured guests

Chef Jamie is a Culinary Institute of America Graduate, a celebrity chef and syndicated radio host, a certified sommelier and a seven-time cookbook author who can be seen stirring up something delicious on television, on the radio and in print from coast-to-coast. She brings the best to radio with her weekly syndicated lifestyle show, heard every weekend on radio stations across the country and in Southern California on Talk Radio 790 KABC. Chef Jamie can be seen on L.A.’s No. 1 morning show on KTLA Channel 5, on the Home Shopping Network and on national television news shows sharing her seasonal approach and her passion for food. She has been featured on The Food Network, Bravo, HGTV, The Talk, Master Chef, Million Dollar Listing, Emeril Live and Martha Stewart and her seventh cookbook, co-authored by Lana Sills and entitled Entertaining In Style, released last year. 

Local Global Jafari

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Dr. Mahtab Jafari, professor and vice chair of UCI’s Department of Pharmaceutical Services

Attendees will have the opportunity to watch a live cooking demonstration in the newly expanded Stonewall Kitchen Cooking School and Cafe led by Chef Jamie, as well as network with Macy’s cosmetic vendors who will provide free touch-ups and consultations. 

The event takes place from 5:30 - 8 p.m., and is free of charge. To RSVP or for more information, contact Amanda Hastings at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., call 949.263.6141, or visit www.unitedwayoc.org.

Local Global Sue Graham

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Sue Graham, vice president and store manager of Macy’s at South Coast Plaza

Macy’s Home at South Coast Plaza is located at 333 Bear St., Costa Mesa.

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