BRAVO! Awards 2016

Don’t Miss NAWBO San Diego’s Signature Event

How I have grown and sold three companies...BRAVO Awards 2016 logo with diamond

Wednesday, May 18, 2016
Time: 5:30-8:30 p.m.
Location: Cape Rey Carlsbad, 1 Ponto Road, Carlsbad, CA 92011
Keynote Speaker: Penny Wing

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We look forward every year to the evening when we honor San Diego women business owners who’ve established themselves as leaders and role models. This gala evening will begin with a no-host cocktail hour, followed by a gourmet meal and an exciting program featuring Penny Wing, founder and CEO of Brojure.

Our venue is the Cape Rey Carlsbad, a beautiful facility that features free self parking. In addition to attending what promises to be an unforgettable event, you have the chance to participate in BRAVO! Awards 2016 in several other ways.

Congratulations to all our nominees!

Woman Business Owner of the Year
Lee Anne Davis, PromoVentures, Inc.
Didi Discar, Carling Communications, Inc.
Amber Eck, Zeldes Haeggquist & Eck
Christina Elliott, Logo Product Experts
Leslie Fishlock, Geek Girl
Zeynep Ilgaz, Confirm BioSciences
Sheri Malvestuto, Visiting Angels East County
Gulsum Rustemoglu, GEPermit and Kosu Dunyamiz
C.J. Westrick, HR Jungle
Olga Worm, Bekker’s Catering
Helen Zeldes, Zeldes Haeggquist & Eck

Rising Star Award
Ana Bermudez, TAGit
Alex Cameron, Signature Social Marketing Consulting
Katie Dougherty, Nexus Search Group
Kori Propst, PhD, The Diet Doc, LLC
Nicole Sutton, Nexus Search Group
Alyssa Wilcox, Heights Park Insurance Services
Elizabeth Wilson, Seed GC

Signature Award
Linda Cox, Outsourced Management Services Inc
Windus Fernandez Brinkkord, Trilogy Financial Services
Stacy Fode, Brown Law Group
Judy Lawton, The Lawton Group
Ixchel Mosley, DVM, El Cajon Valley Veterinary Hospital
Ilse Savelli, DDS, Chula Vista Smiles
Janis Stevens, Perma Safety Tub Co.
Linda Strand, Independent Energy Solutions

Green Community Award
Pauline Martinson, I Love a Clean San Diego
Linda Strand, Independent Energy Solutions

Trailblazer Award

Leslie Fishlock, Geek Girl
Katy Goshtasbi, Puris Personal Brand Solutions
April Harter Enriquez, WordPop Public Relations
Debra Hubers, La Vita Compounding Pharmacy
Nichole MacDonald, Sash
Rachel Olsen, Best Mom Products and RO Media
Gulsum Rustemoglu, GEPermit and Kosu Dunyamiz
Vivian Sayward, Vivacity Sportswear, Inc.
Danielle Springer, Unveiled Bridal

Women’s Advocate of the Year
Lee Anne Davis, PromoVentures, Inc.
Leslie Fishlock, Geek Girl
Alreen Haeggquist, Zeldes Haeggquist & Eck
Dr. Silvia Mah, PhD, MBA, Hera Labs
Skyler McCurine, Le Red Balloon
Remy Meraz, Me Tyme Network
Eva Mondaca, Moms Helping Moms Build a Business
Renee VanHeel, Pay it Forward Processing

Become a Sponsor
Your support of the 2016 BRAVO! Awards will help us produce a fantastic event, the proceeds of which will benefit NAWBO San Diego to continue its programs that would benefit women business owners and achieve its mission to empower women business owners and help propel business growth. Click to download SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES FORM

Special Thanks To Our BRAVO! Awards Sponsor

BRAVO! Awards Premier Table Sponsor


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BRAVO! Awards Corporate Table Sponsor

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BRAVO! Awards Table Sponsors

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Donate a Silent Auction Item
Gain publicity and support a good cause by donating items worth at least $50 for the cocktail hour silent auction. Contact Helna Correll at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or 877-866-2926 to learn more. Click to download SILENT AUCTION DONATION FORM.

Committee Sign-up
Please help us make the 2016 BRAVO! Awards the Best Ever! Please fax form to (877) 866-2926 or email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it the completed form. Click to download COMMITEE SIGN-UP FORM.

Register to Attend

Don’t miss out on this spectacular evening! Individual seats and tables are now available. As noted in the table below, early bird pricing ends on May 6 and the deadline to save your place is May 13.  Register here!

Early Bird
       (Ends May 6)                                                       

                              (Ends May 13)                    

Individual Seats - NAWBO Members


Individual Seats - Non-NAWBO Members



Table of 8



2015 BRAVO! Award Winners
2014 BRAVO! Award Winners
2013 BRAVO! Award Winners

2012 BRAVO! Award Winners
2011 BRAVO! Award Winners
2010 BRAVO! Award Winners
2009 BRAVO! Award Winners


Become a NAWBO Member

There are 3 ways to join NAWBO, the premier organization for women entrepreneurs:
  1. Fill out the ONLINE application
  2. Fax the membership application
  3. Mail the membership application
This affordable investment may be one of the best business decisions you ever make!

Call 877-866-2926, if you need assistance. 

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