NAWBO LA Entrepreneur’s Conference and Awards Luncheon
This year’s 2nd annual entrepreneur’s conference, ‘Bacon Donuts: Practical Planning for Brilliantly Risky Ideas” is dedicated to a subject that speaks to the hearts and minds of all successful entrepreneurs – thinking creatively and acting pragmatically.
On the panel 1: Money Morning is our CEO Kalika Yap with Sasha Strauss, Managing Director of Innovation Protocol and Marty Metro, Founder of UsedCardboardBoxes.com. Moderated by Jean C. del Rosario, VP/Sr. Portfolio Managment Office, Consumer and Business Lending, Bank of America Merrill Lynch.
Marty Metro, Jean C. del Rosario, Kalika Yap and Sasha Strauss
Right after the conference held the annual NAWBO-LA Awards Luncheon, celebrating it’s 27th year of giving tribute to top achievers among womenleaders who have established a legacy of entrepreneurial excellence and contributed significantly to Southern California.
This year’s conference and luncheon was held at the J.W. Marriott at LA. Live last Friday, April 26, 2013.
CEO Kalika Yap with the Citrus girls
Pooneh Mohajer, COO and Co-Founder of Tokidoki
Barbara Lazaroff, ASID, President, Imaginings Design, Inc./ Founder, Spago, Chinois & WP Fine Dining, Catering & Worldwide
LL Cool J introducing his wife Simone for the Rising Star award
Congratulations to the 2013 honorees!
Leadership Award: Jessica Iclisoy, Founder & President, California Baby
Legacy Award: Barbara Lazaroff, ASID, President, Imaginings Design, Inc./ Founder, Spago, Chinois & WP Fine Dining, Catering & Worldwide
Trailblazer of the Year Award: Pooneh Mohajer, Co-Founder & COO, tokidoki
Rising Star of the Year Award: Simone I. Smith, Designer & Co-Owner, Simone I. Smith
Innovator of the Year Award: Gwynne Shotwell, President, SpaceX
Hall of Fame Inductee: Jeri Harman, Founder & Partner, Avante Mezzanine Partners
Man of the Year Award: Noel Massie, UPS District President, UPS