NAWBO San Diego Announces 2017 BRAVO! Award Winners | NAWBO

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Helna Correll, NAWBO San Diego
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SAN DIEGO—May 29, 2017 —The National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) San Diego promotes, supports and educates women business owners in achieving success. NAWBO celebrated the achievements of female entrepreneurs at its annual awards dinner on May 17 honoring all finalists. Congratulations go out to our eight BRAVO! Award winners:

Woman Business Owner of the Year
Janis Stevens, Innovative Tub Solutions

Rising Star Award
Nicole Sutton, Nexus Search Group

Signature Award
Deb Hubers, La Vita Compounding Pharmacy

Green Community Award
Kelly Afsahi, Biozenic LLC

Trailblazer Award
Alexandra Linyard, 1218 App Team

Women’s Advocate of the Year
Kara Horat, Connect for Success

Corporate Leader Award
Karen Harrison, Bank of America

Corporate Leader Award
Jaymee Lomax, San Diego Gas & Electric

The gala included an energetic keynote presentation from Lisa Sasevich, owner & CEO of The Invisible Close. Sasevich shared how to be a successful woman business owner and give back to the community; in Lisa’s words, to “lift as you climb.” A silent auction held during the festivities raised scholarship funds for women business students at San Diego City College. Mindy Bortness, President of NAWBO-San Diego said, “Women entrepreneurs are the fastest growing segment of new businesses and our market is particularly strong. It’s our mission to support their success and this night is our tribute to them.”

BRAVO! sponsors include Bank of America, SDG&E, Cynthia Trevino, The Client Conversion Coach, Communication Works, Inc., Tracy Henslin Design, PromoVentures, Inc., Cece Reed Photography, and BGreen Branding.

About NAWBO San Diego
NAWBO San Diego is one of 60+ U.S. chapters of NAWBO, a national non-profit organization of more than 5,000 members that represents women business owners across all industries. Since 1975, NAWBO has helped women evolve their businesses by sharing resources and providing a single voice to shape economic and public policy. For more information, visit

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