Bravo to an extraordinarily successful 3rd annual Crystal Chair Awards Gala!!! With the support of our board members, administrator, emcee, keynote speaker, corporate and in-kind sponsors, members and guests, we had over 100 people in attendance at the DoubleTree Hotel in Campbell on April 23rd.

It’s no surprise that our three-time president and event planning extraordinaire, Maxine Goulding, created this gala idea. Maxine has flawlessly executed it over the last few years with the help of her staff at CA Special Occasions.

We celebrated and honored the following exemplary 2019 recipients:

Hannah Kain of ALOM for Crystal Chair Award – Honors a NAWBO member and Silicon Valley business
woman for a lifetime of service in her own business, her community and for other women business owners.

Monika Miles of Miles Consulting for Woman of Distinction Award – Recognizes a NAWBO member and Silicon Valley business woman who has overcome significant challenges to succeed and inspire others.

Cathy Smith of ELREPCO, Inc. for Woman Business Advocate Award – Honors a Silicon Valley business woman who has contributed to the advancement of women in business and established a positive presence for women business owners in the community.

With the help of our effervescent emcee, Guisselle Nunez, and inspirational keynote speaker, Chloe Alpert, we walked away with many gold nuggets on how to succeed as a woman business owner. One of the main takeaways is to have grit – courage and resolve; strength of character and bravery to do what it takes to move on, learn from your experience and never let failures weigh you down!

We look forward to next month’s networking/dinner event on May 21st . Also, we are nearing the end of our fiscal year of June 30th and will need volunteers for board member positions. If you’re interested, please let me know and I’d be happy to hear from you. In the meantime, you can expect to see requests for nominations in the near future.

Thank YOU for supporting NAWBO and helping us unify Our Voice of over 10 million women-owned businesses across the country!

Warmest regards,
Flordelisa Harris