September 12, 2012 20:00 ET

NAWBO-OC Announces Its 17th Annual Remarkable Women Award Honorees

Three Orange County Women Business Owners Will Be Recognized for Their Demonstrated Business Acumen, Entrepreneurial Achievement and Philanthropic Contribution at October Event

ANAHEIM, CA--(Marketwire - Sep 12, 2012) - The National Association of Women Business Owners-Orange County (NAWBO-OC), the premier organization for Orange County women business owners, has announced it will be honoring Lisa Dale, CEO and founder of Seabreeze Management Company Inc; Laurie Rowen, cofounder of Montage Legal Group; and Jerri Rosen, CEO and founder of Working Wardrobes at the 17th annual Remarkable Women Awards. Every year, NAWBO-OC honors Orange County women business leaders who have demonstrated success, leadership and passion in their chosen fields. This year's Remarkable Women Awards will be held at the City National Grove of Anaheim on Oct. 16, 2012.

"The Remarkable Women Awards is NAWBO-OC's signature event and allows the organization to showcase Orange County's exceptionally talented and accomplished businesswomen," says Loreen Gilbert, president of NAWBO-OC and president of WealthWise Financial Services. "This event gives us the opportunity to learn from the honorees' life journeys and has proven to be an inspirational evening demonstrating the integral role women business owners play in our community. Each honoree has created an enterprise that is making a significant impact on the community."

The annual Remarkable Women Awards is an evening designed to recognize local women business owners who have dared to step it up, follow their dreams and inspire others with their commitment to what is possible. Honorees were selected through a rigorous nomination and review process and represent companies ranging from start-up businesses to large, established corporations. Remarkable Women Award categories include Lifetime Achievement, Entrepreneur to Watch and Philanthropic Champion. "This is the first year we are honoring a Philanthropic Champion," says Gilbert. "It supports our values of women business owners giving back to our community."

NAWBO-OC is pleased to announce the 2012 Remarkable Women Awards Honorees:

  • Lisa Dale will be honored with the Lifetime Achievement award. CEO and founder of Seabreeze Management Company Inc. based in Aliso Viejo, Dale is celebrating 25 years in business this year. She started her company with just three community associations and, today, Seabreeze serves all of southern California, representing more than 100 associations with 28,000 properties, and employing approximately 150. Dale enjoys longevity of both clients and staff and is respected for her leadership of industry associations. Not only is Dale dedicated to clients and staff, Seabreeze frequently gives back to the community, including the title sponsorship of Mission Hospital's 2012 Valiant Women Luncheon. NAWBO-OC has selected Dale as a woman of Courage.
  • Laurie Rowen will be honored with the Entrepreneur to Watch award. Rowen is a cofounder of Montage Legal Group, a nationwide network of experienced contract/freelance attorneys with impressive credentials from top law schools and training in prestigious law firms. Montage's attorneys assist law firms with temporary and substantive legal projects on an hourly basis, providing a cost-effective way to manage case overflow. Rowen's business is creating innovative options for law firms by tapping into a vetted talent base, benefiting both law firms and their clients. NAWBO-OC has selected Rowen as a woman of Inspiration for her exemplary entrepreneurial achievement, her outstanding business accomplishments and her performance as a role model for aspiring businesswomen.
  • Jerri Rosen will be honored with the Philanthropic Champion award. Rosen is CEO and founder of Working Wardrobes, a nonprofit organization that helps 5,000 men, women, young adults and veterans in crises re-enter the workforce each year by offering career development services and professional wardrobing. Since inception, Working Wardrobes has served nearly 60,000 individuals in Orange, Los Angeles, Riverside and San Diego counties in partnership with more than 60 local shelters and social service agencies. A lifelong entrepreneur, Rosen has used proven business techniques to help drive the success of Working Wardrobes, including social enterprise revenue from its consignment/resale shops (The Hanger). NAWBO-OC has selected Rosen as a woman of Hope.

The Remarkable Women Awards will be held Tuesday, October 16, and organizers expect over 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 $70 - $95 with tables starting at $750. 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

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

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