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

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

March 28, 2013 18:54 ET

NAWBO-OC Announces Nominations Open for the 18th Annual Remarkable Women Awards

Three Orange County Women Business Owners Will Be Recognized October 8th at the Annual Awards Dinner

ANAHEIM, CA --(Marketwire - March 28, 2013) - The National Association of Women Business Owners-Orange County (NAWBO-OC), the premier organization for Orange County women business owners, is inviting nominations for the 18th Annual Remarkable Women Awards which will be held at the City National Grove of Anaheim on Oct. 8, 2013. Each nominee must be the driver of the business, either a 50% or more owner of the company or founder of the company having received angel and/or venture capital, retaining 25% or more equity and be the current CEO or President. Her business must be headquartered in or residence located in Orange County. The following are this year's three award categories:

Lifetime Achievement Award honors a woman whose success is substantiated by at least 20 years of continuous business ownership. She may have owned one or more businesses during this time frame. Her tenacity and longevity in business demonstrate her ability to overcome challenges, assume risk and survive adversity. She is well respected for her commitment to the community, her long-term business success, and her dedication to furthering other women business owners.

Entrepreneur to Watch Award will honor a woman who founded her business 5 years ago or less. She has demonstrated exemplary entrepreneurial achievement, is a well-rounded businesswoman, a success story, and role model for others to emulate. Typically, this honoree is a member of the Orange County Chapter of NAWBO.

Innovator Award honors a woman business owner who has succeeded through innovation of product, service or business model. She has been in her business for at least 10 years. She is a model to others in the same field or endeavor and she contributes to helping others in the community to achieve success. 

The Remarkable Women Awards is NAWBO-OC's signature event. "The event was groundbreaking in 1996, the year event started. Eighteen years later successful women business owners are a prominent part of the Orange County business community and we are here to celebrate their success and share their inspirational stories," says Laura Neubauer, NAWBO-OC President-elect and past Entrepreneur to Watch Honoree. 

Nominations close April 26, 2013. Visit for the nomination form or call the NAWBO-OC office at 714-630-2983 for additional information.


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 for more information about NAWBO-OC.

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