By Metro Chamber|March 6, 2023|Metro Chamber, News Coverage|

Last week the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) shared the following press release announcing CEO & President, Amanda Blackwood, as a finalist for their Outstanding Women Leaders (OWL) Awards in the category of Executive Woman Award. During her career, Amanda has led the way for women in business across the region, opening doors for others along her path. A trailblazer, she has showcased for all what it means to be a fierce business leader as well as a dedicated mother, leading with compassion and understanding. We are excited to celebrate Amanda, as well as the other finalists on March 24th during the OWL Awards Gala. 



SACRAMENTO, CA The Sacramento Chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) is pleased to announce its 27th Annual Outstanding Women Leaders (OWL) Awards Gala.  The event will be held at Arden Hills Resort, March 24, 2023 from 5:00 – 9:00 p.m. Returning emcee and KFBK news anchor Kitty O’Neal is back for her 27th time as host. This year’s theme is “A Night at the OSCARSTM.

The OWL Gala is NAWBO Sacramento Valley Chapter’s signature event and has become an annual tradition in and around the region.  The event honors the top achievers and leaders among women entrepreneurs, along with corporate, government and community leaders who have advanced the status of women in our region.

OWL Categories:  

Achievement Against All Odds Award: A woman who achieves success despite unfavorable circumstances
Executive Woman Award: A senior level corporate woman leading the way for others
Vision Award:  A woman who leads an organization whose vision provides meaningful opportunities for women
Wise Woman Award:  Also known as the “Business Woman of the Year Award,” is for a woman who exemplifies all aspects of success as a woman business owner
Woman Innovator Award:  A successful woman business owner in a non-traditional or exceptionally innovative business
Woman on the Way Award:  An up and coming woman business owner, who has less than 5-years in business

Live Interviews with Kelly DeMarco and Patrick Harbision, entertainment by Clemón Charles, dinner, Awards Ceremony and Dancing afterwards. 

To learn more about NAWBO, please visit: https://www.nawbo.org/


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Finalists: Name of nominee

Annette K Wimmer Achievement Against All Odds/Wise Woman
Dinorah Galicia KlinglerAchievement Against All Odds
Laura Didier Achievement Against All Odds
Shobha Mallarapu Achievement Against All Odds
Amanda Blackwood Executive Woman
Dr.Nkiruka Catherine Ohaegbu Executive Woman
Kari-Stout Smith  Executive Woman
Beth Hassett Vision Award
Dr. Kennedy Hill-Garcia Vision Award
Melissa Washington Vision Award
Ann Bouchard Wise Woman
Tracie Stafford Wise Woman
Alexandra Baron  Woman Innovator
Amanda Brincat Woman Innovator
Delgreta Brown Woman Innovator
Jamie Levoy Woman Innovator
Jill Osur Woman Innovator
Lashanna Ingraham Lintamo  Woman Innovator
Sadie St Lawrence Woman Innovator
Bri Norberg Woman on the Way
Jen Saha Woman on the Way
Natisha Livingston Woman on the Way
Nicole Townsend Woman on the Way
Sa (Sandy) Ton Woman on the Way


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