HER 2023: Honoring, Empowering, & Raising Up Remarkable Women in the 405 - 405 Magazine

HER 2023: Honoring, Empowering, & Raising Up Remarkable Women in the 405

"Empowered Women Empower Women"

Photographer: Shevaun Williams | Stylist: Pivotal Style, Sarah McDonald & Lindsey Lawrence | Hair and Makeup: Marlo Haus’s, Ricki Marlow, Rylee Makeup Artistry, & Miranda Augusta | Looks: Tres Jolie, Rosegold, Naifeh Fine Jewelry

Written by: Evie Klopp Holzer, Kristen Grace, & Julie Partin | Photographer: Shevaun Williams

Stylist: Sarah McDonald & Lindsey Lawrenc with Pivotal Style

Hair and Makeup: Ricki & Rylee with MarloHaus and Miranda Augusta

Looks by Tres Jolie (gowns), Rosegold & Naifeh Fine Jewelry (accessories)

This year, the women we are Honoring, Empowering and Raising up for this feature are being celebrated in full and glorious color. This feels appropriate, considering how they add color to the worlds of everyone they encounter. They serve others with their very best, generously giving their time and their talents. And their endeavors result in a better Oklahoma City.

We believe you’ll enjoy reading how each woman has embraced her passion and transformed it into a way of life, fueled by grit, navigated with grace. These 2023 HER honorees brighten a room. Their compassion spurs connection. Their radiance draws us in, and we delight in their rainbow.

HER 2023 Honorees: 

Woman of the Year: Kim Garret-Funk

Chief Visionary Officer and Founder of Palomar 


Industry Leader: Valerie Naifeh

Owner, Naifeh Fine Jewelry; Naifeh Design


Community Visionary: Lauren Chamberlain

One of the faces of women’s softball, previous OU home run champ & Commissioner of Women’s Professional Fastpich 


Humanitarian: Gayle Maxwell

Director of Corporate Communications at Oklahoma City Thunder


Rising Star: Bailey Wilson

Founder and CEO of Bondi Bowls


Catalyst: Shiny Mathew

Attorney, Accountant, Author and Public Speaker