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2014 OWL Awards Nominees Announced!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 2014 OWL Awards Nominees Announced!


SACRAMENTO, CA (October 8th, 2014) – The National Association of Women Business Owners Sacramento (NAWBO-Sac) has announced the nominees for the 2014 Outstanding Women Leaders Awards (OWL Awards).


The OWL Awards is a tribute to key 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 and selected by NAWBO-Sac’s Voting Committee comprised of a group of respected women in the Sacramento Valley region. Additionally, the “Wind Beneath Our Wings” Award recipient is Pam Marrone of Marrone Bio Innovations Inc., and the Lifetime Achievement Award recipient is Eva Garcia of Garcia Realty. Hosted by KFBK’s radio personality Kitty O’Neal, the event will be held on Thursday, October 16th, 2014 at 6pm at the Double Tree Hotel in Sacramento.


“We are excited about this year’s nominees,” said Anne Staines, NAWBO-Sac’s President and Founder of Proprose Social Marketing Solutions. “We congratulate all nominees and look forward to celebrating them.”


The 2014 OWL Awards is sponsored by Bank of America, UC Davis Community Relations, Sacramento Business Journal, SMUD, KBFK News Radio, The Party Concierge, Comstock’s Magazine, Union Bank and Graphic Focus.


The complete list of nominees for the 2014 “OWL Awards” are:


2014 Outstanding Women Leaders Awards Nominees 


Azizza Davis Goines
Sacramento Black Chamber of Commerce


Brenda Duran
BD Tax & Finance Group Inc.


Bridgette Collins
S.H.E. Sisters Health Education


Judge Bunmi O. Awoniyi
?Superior Court of California


Carol Noreen
Court Appointed Special Advocates of Sacramento County


Cecelia Lakatos Sullivan
PTI Solutions


Christi Black-Davis
Edelman – Sacramento


Eva Molina-De Vilbiss
Molina Service Center


Gina Lujan
?Hacker Lab


Helen Marie Horyza
Elevations | Scully Career Associates, Inc.


Loretta “Inez” Whitlow
?Chicks in Crisis, Inc


Jeanne Marie Cooper
Jeanne Marie Esthetics/HD Quality Media Make-up


Kachet Galena Jackson-Henderson
The Lipstick Giraffe


Laura Hansen
GoldVision, LLC


Lorrie Jo Williams
GrassRoots Environmental | Gold Leaf Creative Solutions


Lynnis Woods-Mullins
PrasieWorks Health and Wellness


Marcelle Annette Flowers
Armstrong Plumbing


Michele Smith
M Communications Inc.M Com Publishing


Molly Sue Brown
Sun and Soil Juice Company


Patricia Gacutan
FunSchway Sensei


PheOnix RuachShaddai
LEAF Global Education


Reverend Tammie Denyse
Carrie’s TOUCH, Inc.


Sara Arbabian
The Rind


Sara Woo
Sara Woo Media

Susan Rueppel


Teresa M. Higgins
Capital Confections


Tina Reynolds
Uptown Studios



Wind Beneath Our Wings Award

Pam Marrone
Marrone Bio Innovations (MBI)


Lifetime Achievement Award

Eva Garcia
Garcia Realty




For further press inquiries and/or for interviews with Anne Staines, President of NAWBO-Sac, about the OWL Awards, please contact Uduak Oduok, Esq. at


Uduak Oduok, Esq.
Chair Media Relations, NAWBO-Sac
(916) 538-4249



The Outstanding Women Leaders (OWL) Awards was established in 1997 to recognize and celebrate outstanding women business owners in the Sacramento Valley region. The event is a tribute to women entrepreneurs and corporate leaders who have advanced the status of entrepreneurial excellence and community leadership.

The OWL Awards recognizes women nominees in seven categories: Woman on the Way Award (Up and coming business owner, less than 5 years in business), Woman Innovator Award (Successful business owner in a non-traditional business), Luminary Award (An individual lighting the way for others), Executive Woman Award (Senior level corporate woman), Vision Award (An organization whose vision provides opportunities for girls or women) Wise Woman Award (Business Woman of the Year) and Achievement Against All Odds (Success despite unfavorable circumstances).


ABOUT NAWBO Sacramento Valley

NAWBO-Sacramento is the region’s premier organization and voice for women business owners. Our goals are to provide women business owners with appropriate educational, social, economic and political programs to assist them in making effective changes in their business culture, including, building strategic business alliances and affiliations, 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. Follow NAWBO-Sac on | | or visit

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