Remarkable Women Awards

Our 19th annual Remarkable Women’s Awards event will be held on Thursday, October 16, 2014 at Irvine Marriott.

The tradition of the Remarkable Women Awards (RWA) began in 1996 and has continued to grow each year in size and importance as the Orange County, California chapter of NAWBO has provided this venue to showcase remarkable women in our community. The Remarkable Women Awards Dinner is NAWBO-OC’s signature event that recognizes – and gives recognition to – local businesswomen, women business owners, and women entrepreneurs who have dared to step out, follow their dreams, and inspire others by their commitment to what is possible. RWA allows us to showcase these remarkable women and to learn from their journeys, lessons learned, and triumphs and is an inspirational evening of celebration.

Each year our primary RWA honorees have been selected after a rigorous nomination and review process as the best representatives for that years’ award categories.  Such categories include “Business Owner of the Year,” “Entrepreneur to Watch,” “Lifetime Achievement,” “Innovator,” and more. Our honorees represent all industries and range from start-up businesses to very large established companies.

As the largest chapter in the nation, NAWBO-OC is not only able to showcase several outstanding Remarkable Women Honorees, but we also recognize numerous “Member of the Year” awardees of our affiliate organizations at our annual RWA event.

This year Nella Webster O’Grady of Palo Capital will be hosting a VIP Reception for our honorees and affiliate awardees.   “As a business owner myself, I see firsthand the benefits of all that NAWBO-OC stands for.  It is a values based organization that focuses on providing resources to develop business growth and visibility, provide mentoring to business women who need it, and most importantly to cement relationships through networking and referrals among the membership.  The Remarkable Women Awards is an important occasion to acknowledge business owners in our community who have recognizable accomplishments or may be at the pinnacle of their careers.  I’m pleased to be able to host the VIP Reception to provide a more intimate environment to celebrate our honorees and the remarkable women of NAWBO-OC.”

The explosive growth of our Chapter and the distinction of the Remarkable Women Awards event is due to our steadfast commitment to our mission: To position women business owners for profits, power and the passionate pursuit of excellence.

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