National Association of Women Business Owners, Santa Barbara, Names BRAVO Winners – Noozhawk

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Source: Jennifer Goddard Combs for National Association of Women Business Owners
The National Association of Women Business Owners, Santa Barbara Chapter (NAWBO-SB) has announced the winners to the 8th annual BRAVO Awards, which recognizes local women business owners and community leaders who have shown outstanding entrepreneurship, leadership and innovation.
Leaders in their industries, dozens of women were nominated by NAWBO-SB members and the Santa Barbara community. The eight winners will be celebrated March 23 at Hilton Garden Inn Santa Barbara/Goleta.
2022 BRAVO Award Winners are:
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Lifetime Achievement Award – Naomi Dewey, Trusted Legal
Woman Business Owner of the Year – Erica Brown, Dylan Star
Entrepreneur to Watch – Elubia Orozco, Elubia’s Kitchen
Philanthropic Champion –Barbara Ben-Horin, consultant
Public Policy Leader of the Year – Van Do-Reynoso, Santa Barbara County Public Health Department
Education Advocate of the Year – Kenya Rodriguez, Girl’s Inc. of Carpinteria
NAWBO-SB Member of the Year – Ale Ortega-Botello, mobile notary
Rising Star of the Year – Nahsia Ortiz, La Colina Junior High School
“Every year we choose eight exceptional women to honor,” said Shannon Miller, NAWBO Santa Barbara president. “The winners this year have truly lived our theme Excellence is an Attitude in their private and professional lives, inspiring excellence in a world full of challenges.
“We are proud to highlight this diverse group of talented women.”
For more information about NAWBO-SB, or to buy tickets to the BRAVO Awards celebration, visit
NAWBO-SB strives to advance the economic development of female entrepreneurs in Santa Barbara by providing networking opportunities, support and education, as well as allowing business owners to create economic strength, strategic alliances, and business growth.
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