Ventura County, CA — The Ventura County chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO VC) is pleased to announce this year’s honorees for the 20th Annual BRAVO Awards Luncheon on Friday, April 12th from 11:30am to 2:00pm at the beautiful Serra Center in Camarillo.
2019 BRAVO Honorees
1. Woman Business Owner of the Year – Catherine Von Burg, SimpliPhi Power, Oxnard
2. Innovator of the Year – Michelle Wilner, VIRTIS, Newbury Park
3. Rising Star of the Year – Breanne Cochran, The Vent Human Performance Center, Ventura
4. Community Advocate of the Year – Christina Shaffer, The Law Office of Christina Shaffer, Thousand Oaks
5. Education Advocate of the Year – Lisa Barreto, Ribbons of Life Breast Cancer Foundation, Ventura
6. Young Woman Entrepreneur of the Year – Alison Kenis, Sugar Lab Bake Shop, Ventura
7. NAWBO-VC Member of the Year – Brenda Terzian, Doug Terzian Construction, Camarillo
This year’s theme, “Women Elevated! Celebrating the Fearless Pursuit of Success,” showcases how these seven exemplary women in business and leadership are breaking barriers, forging new ground, and pursuing their goals with fearless fortitude.
“Our judging panel really had their work cut out for them this year, as we received a record number of nominations for our 20th annual celebration,” noted Diane de Mailly, President of NAWBO VC and owner of DDM Metering Systems. “The BRAVO Class of 2019 personifies our theme as we all gather in April to celebrate their fearless pursuit of success!” Mimi Donaldson returns!
NAWBO VC is pleased to welcome back Mimi Donaldson as its Mistress of Ceremonies. Mimi has been keeping BRAVO running smoothly since 2015 with her sophisticated humor and wit. She is a superstar in the world of public speaking, coaching business leaders to success by helping them to always “find the funny.” Mimi is the author of several books including her latest, “Pitch Perfect” and is an official TED Talk coach. Reserve your seat today.
Join over 250 local dignitaries, business owners, executives, community leaders, and leaders in the non-profit sector gathering on Friday, April 12th to recognize our prestigious honorees. Reserve your seat with best Early Bird pricing available now at www.NAWBOVC.org. Sponsorships are also available.
NAWBO Ventura County – The local Ventura County chapter of NAWBOis committed to strengthening the wealth creating capacity of its members while promoting economic development within the entrepreneurial Ventura County community. Additionally, the local chapter advocates for innovative and effective change in the business culture, building strategic alliances and transforming public policy for the benefit of its members. Membership is open to women sole proprietors, partners and corporate owners as well as those companies and organizations that support women-owned businesses. Learn more: www.nawbovc.org