SOURCE: National Association of Women Business Owners - Orange County (NAWBO- OC)

National Association of Women Business Owners - Orange County (NAWBO- OC)

October 02, 2013 11:00 ET

Christine Walker-Bowman, First Vice President of Farmers & Merchants Bank, Will Open NAWBO-Orange County's 18th Annual Remarkable Women Awards

ANAHEIM, CA--(Marketwired - October 02, 2013) - The National Association of Women Business Owners-Orange County (NAWBO-OC) -- the premier organization for Orange County women business owners -- today announced that Christine Walker-Bowman, First Vice President of Farmers & Merchants Bank, will be the opening speaker at the 18th Annual Remarkable Women Awards event to be held on Tuesday, Oct. 8 at The Grove of Anaheim.

Farmers & Merchants Bank is the Marquis Corporate Sponsor of NAWBO's Remarkable Women Awards dinner.

Walker-Bowman is a fifth-generation member of the F&M Walker family and is a wife, a mother of an infant daughter and the first female executive at the 107-year-old banking institution. "I'm looking forward to sharing my thoughts on women in leadership roles in the business world," said Walker-Bowman. "As I've discovered in my own life recently, women are uniquely responsible for juggling these diverse roles. I've certainly acquired a new perspective this year on how these roles evolve as we continue in our leadership positions."

Three Orange County businesswomen will officially be recognized at the dinner and awards ceremony:

  • Beverly Bailey, president and chief executive officer of Stronghold Engineering, Inc., for Lifetime Achievement;
  • Kim Shepherd, chief executive officer of Decision Toolbox, for Innovator;
  • Susan Scott, president of Premiere Home Health Care, for Entrepreneur to Watch.

"We are honored to have Christine Walker-Bowman opening our Remarkable Women Awards this year," said Laura Neubauer, NAWBO-OC president. "Christine's strength as a business and community leader, combined with her perspective on and support for women business owners, makes her the ideal person to open this year's Remarkable Women event."

Remarkable Women Awards

The 2013 Remarkable Women Awards will be held Tuesday, October 8, and organizers expect more than 600 attendees at this year's event. Cocktail hour begins at 5 p.m. with dinner and awards presentation from 6 - 8:30 p.m. Ticket pricing ranges from $75 - $95 with tables starting at $700. Tickets can be purchased online or by calling 714-630-2983. Proceeds from the Remarkable Women Awards help support NAWBO-OC initiatives. For more information, please visit http://www.nawbo-oc.org/events/remarkable-women/

About NAWBO-OC

Founded in 1991, the National Association of Women Business Owners-Orange County (NAWBO-OC) is dedicated to providing business and professional development, informational resources, educational programs and workshops, networking and strategic relationships for nearly 300 members. NAWBO-OC is committed to empowering, encouraging and developing women-owned businesses by positioning its members for profits, power and the passionate pursuit of excellence. Visit www.nawbo-oc.org.

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