2015 OWL Awards Nominees Announced!

The National Association of Women Business Owners, Sacramento Valley (NAWBO-Sac) has announced nominees for the 2015 Outstanding Women Leaders Awards (OWL Awards).
Sept. 28, 2015 - PRLog -- The OWL Awards are a tribute to outstanding women entrepreneurs and corporate leaders in the Sacramento Valley region who have advanced the status of entrepreneurial excellence and community leadership.

Nominations were announced in seven categories at NAWBO Sacramento's 6th Annual Margarita Mixer held late last week. The winners will be revealed at the grand event to be held at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, October 15, 2015 at the Double Tree Hotel in Sacramento.

Hosted by KFBK's radio personality Kitty O'Neal, the event will also honor Kate Resnick-Espinosa, president of VSP Vision Care, with NAWBO's "Wind Beneath Our Wings" Award in recognition of her exemplary leadership as a role model for business women in our region, and the example that VSP sets for social responsibility.

“We are very excited to recognize these amazing women. Each nominee exemplifies ingenuity, perseverance, and dedication to creating her business dream against many odds. The challenge for the judges is to have to select just one awardee for each category. They are all extremely deserving,” said Mónica Nainsztein Rodríguez, NAWBO Sacramento President and President of Spanish One Plus.

The 2015 OWL Awards is sponsored by Chase Bank, Niello Volvo of Sacramento, Barry & Lynda Keller Community Fund, Bank of America, Sacramento Business Journal, SMUD, KBFK News Radio, The Party Concierge, and Comstock's Magazine.

The complete list of nominees for the 2015 OWL Awards are:

Achievement Against All Odds  (Success despite unfavorable circumstances)

Melanie Weir, Founder, Roots Creative Kitchen.

Melissa Chapman, Executive Director, Jewish Federation of the Sacramento Region.

Julie Barnes, Founder, Your Story Gold.

Executive Woman Award  (Senior level corporate woman)

Robin Trimble, CEO, Rocklin Area Chamber of Commerce .

Dawn Clayton, General Manager, Thunder Valley Casino Resort.

Woman Innovator Award  (Successful business owner in a non-traditional business)

Yvonne Glen, CEO, Trofholz Technologies, Inc.

Cate Dyer, Owner/CEO, Stem Express, LLC.

Amanda Roberts, CEO/Co-Founder, Red Roadster.

Luminary (An individual lighting the way for others)

Leslie Asfour, Program Director & Professor, Fashion & Interior Design, San Joaquin Delta College.

Laura Good, Laura Good Consulting Services, previously Director, Programs & Operations, SARTA.

Tracy Saville, Founder/CEO, My Swirl Powered by Q

Susan Rueppel, Founder & Chief Intuition OfficerÒ, WINtuitionÒ

Laura Hansen, President & CEO, Gold Vision, LLC.

Visionary Award (An organization whose vision provides opportunities for girls or women)

Kim Box, Founder & CEO, Kamere, Inc.

Melissa Washington, Founder & Owner, Melissa Washington, Inc.

Tracy Saville, Founder/CEO, My Swirl Powered by Q.

Wise Woman (Business Woman of the Year)

Pleshette Robertson, Founder/CEO, Sac Cultural Hub.

Lisa Peters, President/Partner, Think Outside the Box, Inc.

Sue Coyle, Founder, Sue Coyle Events.

Meg Arnold, Principal, GSD Consulting.

Laura Hansen, President & CEO, Gold Vision, LLC.

Paulette Trainor, Founder, Pauletter Trainor Design, LLC

Valerie Sherman, CEO, United Building Maintenance, Inc.

Woman on the Way (Up and coming business owner, less than 5 years in business).

Maelene Wong , Co-Founder/CEO, Vivita Technologies, Inc.

Tracy Saville, Founder/CEO, My Swirl Powered by Q

Elisabeth Maragoula, Founder/Director, euronique+communications

To purchase tickets or for more details on the NAWBO OWL Awards, please visit http://www.nawbo-sac.org.

ABOUT NAWBO Sacramento Valley

NAWBO Sacramento Valley is the region's premier organization and voice for women business owners. Our goals are to provide women business owners with educational, social, economic and political programs to empower them in building their businesses. Educational and mentoring topics include building a positive business culture, sharing technical and financial tools and strategies, building strategic business alliances, influencing opinion makers, and strengthening the wealth-building capacity of our members. We value and seek a diverse and inclusive membership no matter how large or small your business.

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