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NAWBO® award winners announced

The National Association of Women Business Owners® (NAWBO®) has announced the following award winners. All award winners will be recognized at the Women's Business Conference to celebrate their achievements when the awards are officially presented during NAWBO Day on June 24th.

  • National Corporate Partner of the Year
    Naperville, IL
  • Chapter Corporate Partner of the Year
    Cindy Chace
    Manager, UPS
    Ft. Lauderdale, FL
  • NAWBO Lifetime Award
    Marilyn Bushey
    Growing By Design
    Dallas, TX
  • Woman Business Owner of the Year
    Lisa Pierce
    Alpha & Omega Courier And Delivery
    Springfield, IL
  • Member of the Year
    Diane Sears
    DiVerse Media LLC
    Orlando, FL
  • NAWBO/Wells Fargo 2009 Trailblazer Award Honorees
    Launched in 2002, the NAWBO/Wells Fargo Trailblazer Award honors three women entrepreneurs for their talent, drive and entrepreneurial spirit. The nominees must also demonstrate the successful development of unique products, services or delivery channels in their business as well as vision and commitment to building an organization that makes a difference in the community. This award will be presented on Thursday, June 25th during the lunchtime ceremony.
  • Romy Taormina & Carla Falcone
    Company: Psi Bands
    Product/Service: Stylish acupressure wrist bands for the relief of nausea
    Location: Pacific Gove, CA
  • Barbara Smith Hensley
    Company: Hope Chest for Breast Cancer Retail Stores
    Product/Service: Retail Stores
    Location: Wayzata, MN
  • Gail Warrior-Lawrence
    Company: Warrior Group
    Product/Service: Construction
    Location: DeSoto, TX

Guardian Girls Going Places®
The Guardian Girls Going Places Entrepreneurship Program is an annual initiative designed to reward the enterprising spirits of girls ages 12 to 18. Guardian awards prizes to girls who demonstrate budding entrepreneurship; are taking the first steps toward financial independence; and are making a difference in their schools and communities. The winner will receive prizes to help further her entrepreneurial pursuits or save for college. This award will be presented on Friday, June 26th during the lunchtime ceremony.

The Guardian Girls Going Places Entrepreneurship Conference is a one-day event that encourages girls to take control of their financial future at an early age by broadening their understanding of the business world, creating an awareness of entrepreneurship and career options in non-traditional fields and highlighting the advantages of financial independence.

  • Girls Going Places®Award Honoree
    Eugenia OKelly
    Sirius Games, LLC
    San Francisco, CA

For more information, visit or call 800 556-2926.