Crystal Chair Lifetime Achievement Award
This award honors a Silicon Valley businesswoman or a lifetime of service in her own business, her community, and for other women business owners. Recognized not only as an expert in her field, but she is also an entrepreneur who has consistently invited and encouraged other women into her circle of influence; personifying a spirit of inclusiveness sparked by our founder Susan Hager who said “Get a seat at the table or build your own table, and make sure you include other women”.
2021 – Celeste Ford, Stellar Solutions – Founder/Board Chair
2019 – Hannah Kain, ALOM – Founder/CEO
2018 – Jennifer Dizon, Hood & Strong LLP – Partner
2017 – Carla Cobb Davis – Bizbox Technologies – Founder/President
Businesswoman of Distinction
This award recognizes a NAWBO Silicon Valley Member businesswoman that has overcome significant challenges (either professional or personal) to succeed and inspire others. She is recognized in her field of expertise and or to the community, demonstrates business acumen and is an outstanding role model to women business owners.
2021 – Robin Fisher, Bright Bird Creative – Owner/Designer
2019 – Monika Miles, Miles Consulting Group – Co-founder/President
2018 – Kim Tucker, All Reasons Moving & Storage – President
2017 – Sandy Jamison, Tuscana Properties – Founder
Women Business Advocate of the Year
This award honors a NAWBO Silicon Valley member or non-member who has contributed to the advancement of women in business and established a positive presence for women business owners in the community.
2021 – Mimi Hernandez, Prosperity Lab – Executive Director
2019 – Cathy Smith, ELREPCO – President/CEO
2018 – Mary Hiland, Hiland Consulting – Founder/President
2017 – Vandana Agrawal, BringMax – Founder/CEO