Phenomenal Women® is a 501(C)(3) nonprofit corporation. We celebrate women and their accomplishments!
We provide women with educational resources to strengthen character, build strong families and create an authentic bond of sisterhood. Our mentorship program for young girls has gained International recognition and is currently being implemented in the country of Bermuda. Although Phenomenal Women® was originally designed with women in mind we also facilitate workshops for men and children.
Our purpose is to Unite, Empower, and Inspire women to become their personal best.
To build strong families one woman, one home and one community at a time.
- Create an authentic bond of sisterhood
- Provide open resources to the community through seminars and workshops to educate women about issues, subjects, or topics that directly relate to them
- Strengthen our community through charitable service and outreach (mission trips) to impact women, youth and the family
- Promote the spirit of volunteerism
- Promote self-care and preservation (take time for ourselves) mind, body and spirit
- Provide motivational speakers to empower and inspire women
We were founded September 1995, Incorporated in 2002, started our international chapter and became a registered trademark in 2006. In 2015 we launched our Phenomenal Woman® apparel line.
In 1998, Tanya Hutchison needed accountability to achieve a weight loss goal and felt a vital need to connect with other women. Therefore she invited a group of women to meet in her home and began to share her challenges and desires. Tanya facilitated “The Truth Shall Set You Free!” seminar held in her studio. The women felt connected. They were UNITED by laughter, tears and Tanya’s authenticity. The women walked away with a sense of direction as they openly began to discuss their personal challenges in life and the importance of being true to self and others.
The name “Phenomenal Women®” was INSPIRED by Margaret Giloth when she spoke at one of their monthly workshops. After the workshop all the participants felt so “Phenomenal” and EMPOWERED that we decided to name the group “Phenomenal Women®”. September 6, 2002, SanDei English-Anderson and Tanya produced the first Phenomenal Women’s dinner and fundraiser sponsored by Avo’s Restaurant (Orange County, California), as a birthday celebration for Tanya. San Dei surprised everyone, especially Tanya, when she presented Tanya with the inaugural “Phenomenal Woman®” award for her outstanding commitment to the organization, her family and her community. The fundraiser is now an annual tradition where we honor phenomenal women in the community with our “Hats Off To YOU” Tea (Together Excellence Achieved) awards presentation. November 2000, the National Board was formed, and in December 2002 Phenomenal Women® became incorporated. September 28, 2006 the United States Patent and Trademark office and Department of Commerce officially identified Phenomenal Women® as a registered trademark. In March 2007, Phenomenal Women® received a congratulatory statement from the Governor’s Office, “Your dedication to empowering women and honoring women is so inspirational–you are true architects for change!” signed by Maria Shriver, First Lady of California. The rest is Herstory.
“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”
Dr. Maya Angelou April 4, 1928-May 28, 2014
About the Founder
Tanya Hutchison lives in Orange County, California. She has been successfully married for over 30 exciting years, and she is the proud mother to five magnificent adult children. Tanya was born in Detroit, “Motown” Michigan. She relocated to California after receiving her Bachelor of Science degree from Western Michigan University. Tanya is the creator of “Role Model Productions” a Fashion, Beauty, and Etiquette Studio. She is also an independent consultant with Arbonne International (Tanyahutchison.arbonne.com), where she inspires people to elevate their beauty, start home based businesses, and teaches principals of financial independence. Tanya made history when her story “Never Ever Give Up” was published in the inaugural edition of “Chicken Soup for the African American Woman’s Soul”. Tanya is a beauty expert and writes Etiquette articles for a national magazine. 2020 gifted Tanya with her best gift ever!!
Past Speaking Engagements
Museum and Cultural Center-Anaheim, California
Saddleback Church-Lake Forest, California
True Vine Ministries Church- Oakland, California
City of Refuge Church- Los Angeles, California
Resurrection Life Church- Grand Rapids, Michigan
Global Women’s Summit- Los Angeles, California
Boys & Girls Club- Orange County, California
Beauty Secrets Conference- Hawaiian Gardens, California
Outreach Ministries Women’s conference- Uganda, Africa
Kings & Queen’s weekend- Winston Salem, North Carolina
Assistance League-Mission Viejo, California
National Charity League and Girl Scouts of America
Mrs. California International