Get to Know All Our 2022 Award-Winning Women and Chapter
One of our favorite parts of the National Women’s Business Conference is celebrating the incredible women and chapters who are making a profound difference for NAWBO and for the world at large from their states across the U.S. Get to know this year’s amazing award winners below:
CHAPTER OF THE YEAR: NAWBO CLEVELAND (IN THIS ISSUE!)
What makes a NAWBO chapter of excellence? It takes stellar member engagement and retention, deep-rooted camaraderie, and above all, a commitment to support women business owners at a local and national level. NAWBO’s Cleveland chapter has demonstrated all of the above and has been honored with the prestigious Chapter of the Year Award for the second consecutive year. We sat down with Cleveland Chapter President Janet Kendall White to learn about the chapter’s “sauce” and what they are working on next. Click here to read the article.
MEMBER OF THE YEAR: ANGELA GARMON OF ARG COACHING AND CONSULTING GROUP LLC
Sometimes we are the absolute perfect fit for a role we never expected to take on. As an expert in effective change management and this year’s NAWBO National Member of the Year Award winner, Angela Garmon has demonstrated extraordinary commitment to her role in NAWBO and to supporting a larger community of women business owners. Click here to read the article.
WOMAN BUSINESS OWNER OF THE YEAR: MOIRA VETTER OF MODO MODO AGENCY
When Moira Vetter was 7 years old, her dad was a pharmacist and her mom was the business manager. Every day after school, Moira would hop on a bus and ride it to the family business to help out at the cash register. Since she was too short to reach it, she’d wear roller skates while working. Click here to read the article.
SUSAN HAGER LEGACY AWARD: MICHELE SCHINA OF SCHINA AND ASSOCIATES CPA
As most successful business owners know, business growth and economic empowerment go hand-in-hand. NAWBO’s founding president Susan Hager was a champion of women’s economic empowerment and a visionary for the women’s community. This year, the Susan Hager Legacy Award honors Michele Schina for her advocacy and actions to support women entrepreneurs. Click here to read the article.
GILLIAN RUDD BUSINESS LEADERSHIP AWARD: ANNE FREEDMAN OF SPEAKOUT LLC
The Gillian Rudd Business Leadership Award recognizes a woman business owner who has made a significant contribution to the status and visibility of women-owned firms and to the empowerment of women entrepreneurs both nationally and internationally. This year, NAWBO is proud to honor a member and leader who has spent decades doing just that: Anne B. Freedman. Click here to read the article.
RISING STAR AWARD: LORENA CAMARGO OF PEARL TRANSPORTATION AND LOGISTICS
Lorena Camargo learned what can happen with hard work and determination very early on. As a first-generation American, Lorena would often accompany her mom to work as a house cleaner when she wasn’t in school. “She’d tell me she’d give me $5 for each house, and I would bring a notebook and write down the date, where I went and what she owed me,” Lorena remembers. “I’d then save to buy things for school.” Click here to read the article.