Andrea Meyerson has been serving the LGBTQ community for over 20 years. In 1995 she founded Women On A Roll, an organization offering social and cultural events, outdoor activities, and world-wide travel for women. As president of Women On A Roll, Andrea continues to offer unique social and travel opportunities through the weekly e-newsletter which currently reaches nearly 10,000 women.
After launching Catalina Women’s Weekend last year with Jody Potiker, Andrea is excited to offer the 2nd Annual Catalina Women’s Weekend! She brings years of experience producing Women’s Weekends which have offered exclusive resort lodging and events for lesbians (10 years at Dinah Shore Weekend in Palm Springs, two years with Camp Real Girls in Lake Arrowhead and three years at Cambria Women’s Weekend in California’s Central Coast). Andrea also has extensive knowledge in organizing group travel all over the world. Women On A Roll has taken groups of women to numerous countries including Peru, Costa Rica, Spain, Italy, Ireland, Tanzania, Fiji, and New Zealand, just to name a few.
Andrea created StandOut Productions Inc. in 1997, and began organizing fundraisers and special events to raise money and create awareness for LGBTQ nonprofit organizations. Shortly thereafter, she began producing live concerts and comedy shows. In 2002, she produced and directed her first documentary, the award-winning LAUGHING MATTERS. She has since created over 30 productions for film and television and has received dozens of awards for her documentaries.
Andrea is the recipient of numerous awards for her activism and work within the communities in which she is passionate about serving, Andrea was recognized with the Los Angeles Gay & Lesbian Center’s “L.A.C.E. (Lesbians Active in Community Empowerment) Award” in 2002. PowerUp honored her as one of the “10 Amazing Women in Showbiz” in 2004. In 2006, she received the “WIN Outstanding Women Award” from the Women’s Image Network and was one of three finalists for PlanetOut’s “Entrepreneur of the Year.” Andrea made history in 2007 when she became the first out lesbian to receive the YWCA’s “Women of Achievement Award”. In March of 2008, Andrea was honored with the Human Rights Campaign’s prestigious “Local Hero Award.” The Pride of the Ocean LGBT Film Festival presented Andrea with the “Body of Work Award” on their 2013 Alaska Cruise. In 2015, she received the “Visibility Award” from JQ International.