Archive for the ‘awards’ Category
Thursday, May 8, 2014
J.W. Marriott at L.A. Live – Platinum Ballroom
900 West Olympic Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90015
The Los Angeles Business Journal is excited to host the Inaugural Los Angeles Women’s Conference and Awards. Building off of the success and popularity of the Women Making a Difference Awards held for the past 21 years, this year the Business Journal will introduce a half-day conference that will begin with breakfast and progress through a series of nine guest speakers, including our CEO, Kalika Yap. Attendees will have an opportunity to be inspired by local women executives sharing their expertise on wealth creation, wellness and wisdom.
07:00 – 08:00 am Registration/Breakfast/Networking
08:00 – 11:00 am Welcome Remarks & Symposium Speakers
11:00 – 12:00 pm Networking
12:00 – 01:30 pm Awards Luncheon
$75 each Morning Symposium Only Registration (includes breakfast)
• 7:00-8:00AM Breakfast/Networking
• 8:00-11:00AM Symposium (speakers)
$100 each Awards Luncheon Only Registration
• 11:00-12:00 Networking Reception
• 12:00 – 1:30PM Awards Luncheon
$150 each All Day Registration
• 7:00AM – 1:30PM
*Corporate Registration Packages Available. Please contact Event Manager Breanne Kamai at 323-549-5225 ext. 203 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
CEO, Kalika Yap was nominated for this award, which honors business women in Los Angeles who are great leaders and have done exceptional work with the community. The awards luncheon was held at the J.W. Marriott at L.A. Live last Tuesday, May 14th.
Samira Asemanfar founder of Bellacures
Kalika Yap and Bennet Kelley our corporate attorney from Internet Law Center who nominated her for this award!
ADL’s Deborah Awards are presented annually to outstanding women whose leadership in their professions and civic contributions exemplify the qualities and ideals of the Anti-Defamation League.
Other honorees at the dinner include academic and philanthropist Dr. Sharon S. Nazarian, President, Y&S Nazarian Family Foundation and Chair, Community Advisory Board, Y&S Nazarian Center for Israel Studies, UCLA; and business leader Anne Shen Smith, Chairman and CEO of Southern California Gas Company.
The Deborah Awards are presented annually by the ADL’s Pacific Southwest Region to women in the community who have demonstrated outstanding professional accomplishments and a commitment to civic and charitable endeavors.
Throughout the year, the Los Angeles Business Journal (labusinessjournal.com) hosts a series of high profile events that bring together decision makers and business owners from all industries. These programs are designed to recognizing businesses and individuals who positively impact the LA business community.
The 19th annual WOMEN MAKING A DIFFERENCE AWARDS was held at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza to honor L.A.’s most successful women business leaders.
The annual awards luncheon recognized women making a difference in the Los Angeles community. This reader-nominated event and special supplement traditionally garners over 1000 attendees.
Thanks to Matt Toledo, CEO of the LA Business Journal for the great lunch reception & Networking opportunity and to EO the Entrepreneurs Organization for sponsoring a table. A shout out to Gold Sponsor/ NAWBO nominees and attendees!
One of the Beverly Hills Housewives was nominated, too and since Kalika’s table was next to theirs you might see her on an upcoming episode. HA!
We’re so happy to announce that our Citrus Studios Client: Insight Imaging, a provider of diagnostic imaging services won several awards: a Silver Award, 28th Annual Healthcare Advertising Awards* and a Bronze Award, Aster Awards** recently for the redesign of their web site!
Insight Imaging Case Study:
Insight Imaging, a provider of diagnostic imaging services, was faced with a common problem: inadequate communication between the company’s marketing and information technology divisions resulted in an in-house developed website that fell short of both groups’ expectations. To quote Insight Imaging, the project “resulted in a less effective and relevant over-arching online structure that does not speak to [our] core markets and customers.”
Citrus Studios was selected to remedy this disconnect. In addition to redesigning and developing the primary website, Insight Imaging also wanted to reimagine the company’s intranet and e-newsletter, thus ensuring a cohesive online presence. At the same time, Insight Imaging was redesigning its off-line marketing collateral and materials. Citrus was asked to develop concepts that would remain relevant and usable for at least four years.
Per Insight Imaging’s request, Citrus designed and launched a clean, modern site—easy to read, easy to navigate, and clear at differentiating the company’s two primary business sectors: fixed and mobile imaging centers. In the field of imaging, credibility is of key importance. To that end, Citrus focused on positioning the company as the go-to source for expert knowledge in the radiological/ diagnostic imaging space. Case studies and white papers featured on the site further affirm the company’s position as an imaging expert.
Citrus is currently working on phase two of the project: to redesign and develop Insight Imaging’s intranet. The intranet is a primary means of disseminating information to Insight Imaging’s 1,700 employees working in over 30 states. This internally accessible website is a heavily used resource, and boasts vast amounts of information. One of the key challenges in reworking the intranet is to synthesize and present this information in a manner that makes it as accessible as possible. A homepage “dashboard,” intuitive hierarchy, and clean navigation will put information at users’ fingertips.
E-newsletters—monthly electronic bulletins sent to all staff—work in conjunction with the intranet in terms of sharing information throughout the company. These highlight everything from company events to “fun facts” about the firm and its team members. Citrus redesigned the e-newsletters to reinforce the overall branding, as reflected in the website, intranet, and other marketing materials. One of Insight Imaging’s requests was the ability to easily update the e-newsletter template. With that in mind, Citrus prepared a modular format that provides maximum flexibility within an established design framework. Insight Imaging’s webmaster is able to update the e-newsletter template with ease.
When complete, Insight Imaging’s dual new sites—one external and one internal—as well as its new e-newsletter template will unify the company’s marketing and communication materials like never before. As a result, Insight Imaging will be able to more effectively communicate with its various audience groups, both internal and external.
Winner: Silver Award
*28th Annual Healthcare Advertising Awards
The Healthcare Advertising Awards is the oldest, largest and most widely respected healthcare advertising awards competition. The awards are sponsored by Healthcare Marketing Report, the leading publication covering all aspects of healthcare marketing, advertising and strategic business development. Over 4,000 entries were received in this years competition, making the awards the largest healthcare advertising awards competition. A national panel of judges were engaged in reviewing all entries based on creativity, quality, message effectiveness, consumer appeal, graphic design and overall impact.
Winner: Bronze Award
The Aster Awards, one of the largest competitions of its kind, is hosted by Marketing Healthcare Today and Creative Images, Inc. This national program recognizes outstanding healthcare professionals for excellence in their advertising and marketing efforts. The 2011 Aster Awards consisted of approximately 3,000 entries from across America. Participant’s entries competed against similar-sized organizations in their category. Entries must score at least in the top 90% to receive an award. Judging criteria includes creativity, layout and design, functionality, message effectiveness, production quality and overall appeal.
Wina tugged at our heartstrings during her acceptance speech, saying she was amazed to be recognized for doing what she truly loves and works so hard for everyday.
It was a fun afternoon filled with fierce and inspiring women. We enjoyed and laughed at the various tributes paid to Kalika. It was more than clear however, that Kalika Yap is now part of a great legacy of top achievers in the women’s business community who have established entrepreneurial excellence.
A table was set up at the closing of the event for Kalika’s patented product, Luxe Link. These entrepreneurial women were hungry for her designer purse hooks as hundreds of Luxe Link purse holders were gone within seconds! Seconds!
The Seven NAWBO-LA honorees for 2011 were:
Leadership Award: Trina Turk, Founder, Trina Turk;
Legacy Award: Lynne Doll (in memoriam), President, The Rogers Group;
Diversity Champion Award: Cecil House, Senior VP/Chief Procurement Officer, Southern California Edison;
Trailblazer Award: Ramona Cappello, Founder/CEO, Corazonas Foods, Inc.;
Rising Star Award: Wina So Tran, CEO, Solstice Medicine Company;
Innovators of the Year Award: Kim Etheredge & Wendi Levy, Co-Founders, Mixed Chicks LLC;
Advocate of the Year Award: Erlinda Stone, CEO & President, APR Consulting Inc.
Representing more than 509,000 women-owned businesses in the Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana metropolitan area, employing more than 688,000 people, and generating more than $129 billion in annual revenues, women entrepreneurs have become an increasingly active and powerful force shaping the economic and political landscape of Southern California.
Kalika Nacion Yap, Founder and CEO of Luxe Link, Citrus Studios, and Owner, Co-Founder of the Waxing Company in Honolulu, found out today that she won the 2011 Extraordinary Entrepreneur Trailblazer Award from Farmers® Insurance!
What is the Trailblazer Award?
This entrepreneur is a true trendsetter. She has recognized a new market, product, technological advancement or opportunity and led the way. She has demonstrated outstanding leadership both within her company and her market, and has set the standards for originality, quality and successful management. She is a mentor, a visionary, a leader, a successful businesswoman and in all elements a trailblazer in her field.
Yep, that is definitely Kalika!