Jeannie Mai and Councilmember Nury Martinez.

Jeannie Mai, a co-host of the daytime television talk show “The Real,” was named a 2019 Pioneer Woman of the Year by Councilmember Nury Martinez as part of Women’s History Month. Mai was honored for producing “Stopping Traffic: The Documentary,” a film to raise awareness about the international human trafficking crisis and finding methods to stop it. “I wanted to highlight and celebrate Jeannie Mai for her commitment to speaking out on behalf of the most vulnerable women and girls in our society,” said Martinez, while presenting Mai with her award on March 9.