Crystal Chair Award Gala

Our Crystal Chair Award Gala was built on our founder, Susan Hager, she believed that women should bring their chair to the table, if you don’t have one build it and bring other women with you. In honor of Susan, we created this very special event to highlight and celebrate Women Business Owners (WBO) in Silicon Valley and those who support us. We will recognize and honor extraordinary women in our community who have made a commitment to dedicate themselves not only to their businesses, but to the success of other women business owners.

This event will provide an opportunity for members, corporate partners and NAWBO supporters to interact in a more relaxed and festive environment.

Our Crystal Chair Award event is an incredibly special event created to highlight and celebrate women business owners (WBOs) in Silicon Valley and those who support us. We will award, recognize, and honor extraordinary women who have made a commitment to dedicate themselves not only to their businesses, but to the success of other women business owners and who have made a difference in their community.

Awards

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”.
Past Honorees

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.
Past Honorees

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.

Past Honorees

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