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Mission Statement

L.O.V.E. is a organization dedicated to empowering women in our community. We aim to provide education, advocacy, and resources that enable women to cultivate their individual potential and thrive in various domains. Through strategic partnerships with industry leaders, we strive to promote multi-ethnic diversity as a vital business imperative in all sectors. Together, we aspire to build a society where women are valued, supported, and empowered to achieve their fullest potential.

Dianne Shorté

Dianne Shorté is the author of “Ladies Operating Very Effectively (“L.O.V.E.”): Finding the Power to Change Your World,” and creator and producer of the L.O.V.E. Awards. The L.O.V.E. awards annually honors the ordinary extraordinary women and men whose work within the community impacts the world.  She is a dynamic speaker, professional dancer, legal professional and philanthropist.  

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My name is Carl Gilliard, L.O.V.E. Award’s Man of the Year, 2023.  Prior to that event, I have been blessed as an observer to the impact Dianne Nicholson Shorte’ has had on the lives of hundreds of women in the Greater Los Angeles Area through her LADIES OPERATING VERY EFFECTIVELY Initiative and Organization.


Dianne is the epitome of a lady operating very effectively.  She’s a tireless advocate and humanitarian and I am honored to be connected to and then honored by this great organization!

Carl Gilliard

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